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Overview

Introduction to Pomona, California

Incorporated in 1888, Pomona is located in Los Angeles county and is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.

Pomona is located in Southern California, about 30 minutes west of the City of Los Angeles. Pomona is named after the the ancient Roman goddess of fruit. Pomona is home to California State Polytechnic University and the Los Angeles County fairgrounds.

Pomona receives the sunny dry weather for which Southern California is so famous. July and August are the warmest months of the year with average daily temperatures in the 80s. The winter months see average daily temperatures in the 60s.

Pomona Arts and Entertainment

Pomona's location close to the city of Los Angeles provide residents the opportunity to take advantage of all of the entertainment offerings of Los Angeles and Los Angeles county. Pomona does have entertainment offerings of its own. Some of the more notable include:

  • The KABOOM! 4th of July Celebration.
  • The Fairplex Pomona Raceway.
  • The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds and Annual Los Angeles County Fair.
  • The Pomona Arts Colony.
  • The Pomona Concert Band.
  • The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

For the sports enthusiast, Los Angeles county provides access to a plethora of professional sporting attractions, including the Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, the National Basketball associations (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, the National Hockey League's (NHL) LA Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. College football's Rose Bowl is also played in Los Angeles County in Pasadena.

People

Total Population 151,753
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 60,710
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,187
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,343
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,040

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,457
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,150
Median House Value $281,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.7%
Irish 2.2%

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

Pomona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NE of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91765, 91766, 91767, 91768
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91769
Company Zip Codes 91797, 91799
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.055
Longitude -117.751

Pomona 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 POMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station FONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 83 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 14.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pomona, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Phillips Ranch (91766)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Claremont 35,762 $110,369
Diamond Bar 56,471 $95,487
La Verne 31,920 $96,424
Montclair 38,025 $53,493
Ontario 168,218 $56,857
San Dimas 34,073 $92,928

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

Pomona Public Libraries

Library
Pomona Public Library
625 S. GAREY AVE.
Pomona, California
(909) 620-2473

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Pomona Hospitals

POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1798 N GAREY AVE
(909) 865-9500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pomona High Schools

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GAREY SENIOR HIGH
321 W. LEXINGTON AVE.
909-397-4451
A Title I School.
Serves 2,358 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

DIAMOND RANCH HIGH
100 DIAMOND RANCH DR.
909-397-4715
Serves 1,888 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

POMONA SENIOR HIGH
475 BANGOR ST.
909-397-4498
A Title I School.
Serves 1,872 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

GANESHA SENIOR HIGH
1151 GANESHA BLVD.
909-397-4400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

POMONA ALTERNATIVE (PAS)
1530 W. SECOND ST.
909-397-4491
A Non-traditional School
Serves 800 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.6

INTERNATIONAL POLYTECHNIC HIGH
3801 W. TEMPLE AVE.
909-869-4567
Serves 468 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

VILLAGE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL @ INDIAN HILL
1444 EAST HOLT AVE.
909-397-4900
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

PARK WEST HIGH (CONT.)
1540 W. SECOND ST.
909-397-4485
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND ENTERPRISE
300 SOUTH SECOND STREET
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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