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Overview

Introduction to Walnut, California

Walnut, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles W of Diamond Bar, California (center to center) and 13 miles N of Anaheim, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.

Walnut History

Walnut was originally inhabited by the Indians of Shoshone origin. The Spaniards arrived in this area during the early 1800s. They started the agricultural development of the area and also began building home sites. The city got its name from the land grant of Rancho De Los Nogales. Nogales is Spanish for Walnut.

Walnut and Nearby Attractions

  • Lesher Center for the Arts.
  • Bedford Gallery.
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum.
  • Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum.
  • Walnut Creek Open Space Recreation Areas/ Old Borges Ranch.
  • Walnut Creek Skate Park.

Things To Do In Walnut

The city is famous for the Walnut Family Festival. A parade is held during the morning hours of the festival, followed by various entertaining games and activities that are held in Suzanne Park. Apart from that there is a center for performing and visual arts. The city also has several beautiful parks as well as a golf course.

Walnut Transportation

Air transportation can be found at the Ontario International Airport.

Walnut Higher Education

Mt. San Antonio College serves the area.

People

Total Population 29,970
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,256
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.4%
Median Earnings25+ $49,477
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,060
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,565

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,250
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.2%
Median Gross Rent $2,046
Median House Value $649,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.6%
Irish 1.5%

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

Walnut Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Diamond Bar, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91789
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91788
Company Zip Codes 91795
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.02
Longitude -117.864

Walnut 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 7.1 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 ANAHEIM
Distance 10.7 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
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 14.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

City of Industry (91789)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brea 40,931 $102,037
Covina 48,587 $72,701
Diamond Bar 56,471 $95,487
Hacienda Heights 55,158 $83,364
La Puente 40,496 $56,856
West Covina 107,837 $74,666

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

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400 N. PIERRE ROAD
909-594-1333
Serves 2,575 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

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476 S. LEMON AVE.
909-594-0619
A Non-traditional School
Serves 190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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