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Overview

Introduction to Rosemead, California

The California city of Rosemead is located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, only 11 miles east of Los Angeles. Situated just off Interstate I-10, the city is easily accessible to a variety of other Los Angeles area highways including Interstates I-5, I-605 and I-710. Nearby communities include Temple City (to the north), El Monte (to the east), South San Gabriel (to the south) and Monterey Park (to the west).

Rosemead History

Following the Mexican-American War and the transfer of California sovereignty to the United States, Anglo-American immigration began to flow to the San Gabriel Valley area. Beginning in the mid-19th century, early pioneers settled in the region and among these was Leonard J. Rose and his wife Amanda, who bred and trained horses for a living. Rose established a large ranch which he named "Rose's Meadow," later shortened to "Rosemeade" and finally to "Rosemead," which would become the city's name. For decades, the community was populated with a large array of small truck farms and chicken and rabbit ranches. By the time of Rosemead's incorporation in 1959, the area had begun a transformation from quiet pastoral lands to what it is today: a bustling city replete with businesses, industries, shops and lots of people.

Rosemead Area Attractions

A visitor to Rosemead is in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and has easy access to the full array of Los Angeles attractions, as well as those of Orange County and other areas of Southern California. Within the Rosemead city limits is the Whittier Narrows Golf Course, whose generous greens, wide fairways and well-maintained landscaping attract golfers from around the area. Cultural sites nearby include the American Military Museum. Located in neighboring El Monte's Heritage Park, the museum features exhibits from all branches of the U.S. armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines and the Air Force. Also in El Monte is the Chinese Cultural Center, established in 1992 and dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture and knowledge.

People

Total Population 54,615
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 23,275
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,246
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,099

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,578
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,177
Median House Value $442,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 0.5%
Irish 0.7%

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

Rosemead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91770
Company Zip Codes 91771, 91772
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.08
Longitude -118.071

Rosemead 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 SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 2.1 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 6.6 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
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alhambra 84,782 $58,333
El Monte 115,711 $40,404
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671
San Gabriel 40,198 $55,466
South El Monte 20,483 $42,624
Temple City 36,079 $74,721

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

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9063 E. MISSION DR.
626-286-3141
A Title I School.
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Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

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