Introduction to Maywood, California

Maywood, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles E of Huntington Park, California (center to center) and 5 miles SE of Los Angeles, California. The city is in the Los Angeles - Long Beach area. 

Maywood History

Laguna Land & Water Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of California on the 3rd of Dec, 1912. This was done for the intention of purchasing the eminent old de Baker Rancho from the Estate of the finest soil in Los Angeles County. Comprehensive plans were made for the development of this vast property into a self-sustaining community. However, it was not until May 1919, when the district was named as "Maywood." After the establishment of the city, it soon became a center of industry and commerce.

Maywood and Nearby Attractions

  • California Science Center.
  • Maywood Activity Center.
  • Pixley Park.
  • Maywood César Chávez Library.
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art.

Things To Do In Maywood

The Parks and Recreation Department of Maywood organizes various programs, classes and events for seniors, adults and youth. The Park and Recreation Department is open seven days a week to the public. There are various recreation facilities provided including a weight room, gymnasium, volleyball courts, play equipment area, social hall, softball field, baseball field and game room.

Maywood Transportation

Los Angeles INTL is the nearest major airport that serves the area.

City Higher Education

The city is served by East Los Angeles Occupational Center.


Total Population 27,739
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 6.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,596
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $36,297
% Above Poverty Level 69.9%
% Below Poverty Level 30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%


People Living Alone 10.8%
Median Gross Rent $977
Median House Value $302,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 0.1%

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

Maywood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Huntington Park, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90270
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.986
Longitude -118.184

Maywood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.3 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
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Distance 9.2 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
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Bell Gardens 42,842 $37,152
Commerce 13,017 $50,044
Cudahy 24,138 $34,930
Huntington Park 59,003 $35,776
South Gate 95,350 $45,362

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

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