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Overview

Introduction to East Los Angeles, California

East Los Angeles (East L.A.) is an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County that lies ten minutes to the southeast of Los Angeles. East L.A. is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.

East L.A. experiences the dry sunny weather for which Southern California is so famous. Average daily temperatures in the summer are in the 80s. Winter average daily temperatures are in the 60s and 70s.

East Los Angeles Arts and Entertainment

East L.A. residents have very easy access to all of the arts, cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles to the east and the Inland Empire to the west.

Nearby Los Angeles and surrounding communities provide East L.A. residents with a plethora of professional sports offerings. Major sports franchises near East Los Angeles include:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Inland Empire 66ers, and Lancaster JetHawks. The 66ers, who play in San Bernardino, are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The JetHawks, who play in Lancaster, are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

L.A. County is also one of the few regions in the United States where an individual can go to the beach in the morning, and skiing or snow boarding in the afternoon.

People

Total Population 125,415
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 49,877
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 38.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.1%
Median Earnings25+ $22,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,834

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,639
% Above Poverty Level 72.8%
% Below Poverty Level 27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 10.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $984
Median House Value $306,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 0.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Los Angeles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90022
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.023
Longitude -118.171

East Los Angeles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTEBELLO
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Commerce 13,017 $50,044
Huntington Park 59,003 $35,776
Maywood 27,739 $36,297
Montebello 63,530 $54,134
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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