Introduction to Hawaiian Gardens, California

Hawaiian Gardens, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles S of Cerritos, California (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Long Beach, California. Hawaiian Gardens is part of the surrounding Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

Hawaiian Gardens History

The Tong-va Indians were among the first settlers in the region that is now called Hawaiian Gardens. In the 1920s, there was a local refreshment stand that had palm fronds and bamboo decoration. This bamboo shack refreshment stand was a landmark in the area in those days, and the city acquired its name from this stand. The City of Hawaiian Gardens was incorporated on April 9, 1964. The city allows casino gambling, and the Hawaiian Gardens Casino is the main source of the city's revenue.

Hawaiian Gardens and Nearby Attractions

  • Hawaiian Gardens Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library.
  • Hawaiian Gardens City Hall.
  • Bingo Hawaiian Gardens.
  • Lee Ware Park.
  • Hawaiian Gardens Square Shopping Center.

Things To Do In Hawaiian Gardens

The public library and the city hall bear evidence to the city's varied historical and cultural background. One will enjoy a visit to the Bingo Hawaiian Gardens, the city's main amusement park which has fun rides and slides for both adults and children. Pioneer Park, Clarkdale Park, Lee Ware Park and Bloomfield Park also offer excellent entertainment opportunities. Visitors can also browse through the numerous shops and food joints lining the streets of Hawaiian Gardens.

Hawaiian Gardens Transportation

Los Angeles Airport serves the area best for air travel.

Hawaiian Gardens Higher Education

The city is served by the Cypress College.


Total Population 14,475
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 5,451
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 45%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $24,148
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,056


Median Family Income $37,485
% Above Poverty Level 69.3%
% Below Poverty Level 30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 6%


People Living Alone 12.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,166
Median House Value $254,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 2.1%

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

Hawaiian Gardens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles S of Cerritos, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90716
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.831
Longitude -118.071

Hawaiian Gardens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Distance 18.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Artesia 16,785 $62,517
Cerritos 49,701 $99,915
Cypress 49,008 $89,347
La Palma 15,842 $87,381
Lakewood 81,173 $87,157
Los Alamitos 11,658 $90,054

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

Hawaiian Gardens Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(562) 860-0401
Emergency Service: Yes

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