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Overview

Introduction to Alhambra, California

Located eight miles east of Los Angeles, the city of Alhambra sits in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. Incorporated in 1903, the city was named after "The Tales of the Alhambra" by Washington Irving. Although its early history reflects a heavy Spanish influence, today's Alhambra is comprised of a wide range of ethnic groups and its businesses have strong ties to international commerce. Since the 1970s and 1980s, the city's proximity to the heavily Asian-American Monterey Park has attracted many East Asian immigrants, and present-day Alhambra includes a very active Chinese business district.

Bordering the city of Alhambra is San Gabriel on the east, San Marino and South Pasadena on the north, and Monterey Park on the south. Major freeways include interstate highways 10 and 710. Several quality educational institutions are located nearby, including the California Institute of Technology, California State University at Los Angeles, Pasadena City College, Pasadena College, East Los Angeles College, and slightly further away, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California).

Things to do in and around Alhambra:

Alhambra's location affords easy access to numerous beach and mountain resorts, as well as major Southern California attractions including the following:

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Arboretum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center/Exposition Park
  • Catalina Island
  • Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
  • Disneyland
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Griffith Park
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Huntington Library
  • Ice House (Comedy Club)
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Magic Mountain
  • NBC Studio Tour
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Pacific-Asia Museum
  • Paramount Film and TV Studio
  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • Pasadena Playhouse
  • Queen Mary
  • San Gabriel Mission
  • Santa Anita Race Track
  • Universal Studios
  • Warner Bros. Studios

Some of the local attractions within the city limits of Alhambra include: the Burke Heritage Park, Alhambra Historical Museum, and Shorb Garden. Alhambra is also host (jointly with the city of San Gabriel) to the annual San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Parade & Festival, which celebrates the Chinese New Year.

A sports landmark located in the adjacent city of Pasadena (about 4 miles away) is the Rose Bowl Stadium, best-known for its hosting of the annual Rose Bowl, the oldest and most famous of all the post-season college football bowl games. The stadium has also hosted the NFL Super Bowl five times, as well as the FIFA (soccer) World Cup finals for both men and women. Other notable sports stadiums located within easy driving distance to Alhambra are: Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Los Angeles Forum, and the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Teams that play nearby include Major League Baseball's LA Dodgers, the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, and hockey's LA Kings (NHL). Lacrosse fans can enjoy games played by the Los Angeles Riptide, and soccer fans can see LA Galaxy games. Fans of collegiate football can take in games played by the nearby USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins.

Demographics

People

Total Population84,866
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+40,576
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33%
Median Earnings25+$34,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,609
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,143

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,682
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,235
Median House Value$518,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)85.1%
German1.9%
Irish1.7%
Italian1.5%
English1.2%
French Except Basque0.5%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
African0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Alhambra Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City7 miles NE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91801, 91803, 91804
P.O. Box Zip Codes91802, 91896, 91899
Phone Area Codes323,626,818
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude34.095
Longitude-118.126

Alhambra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

City Of Industry (91899)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Monterey Park61,001$60,485
Pasadena140,268$90,003
Rosemead54,507$46,150
San Gabriel40,200$58,318
San Marino13,324$159,662
South Pasadena25,936$117,410

Alhambra Public Libraries

Alhambra Civic Center Library
101 S. FIRST ST.
Alhambra, California
(626) 570-5008

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Alhambra Hospitals

Alhambra Hospital
(Proprietary)
100 South Raymond Avenue
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Alhambra Public Schools

Mark Keppel High
501 East Hellman Ave
(626) 943-6700
High
Total Enrollment 2508
Alhambra High
101 South Second St
(626) 308-2342
High
Total Enrollment 2892
Garfield Elementary
110 West Mclean St
(626) 308-2415
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Granada Elementary
100 South Granada Ave
(626) 308-2419
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Park Elementary
301 North Marengo Ave
(626) 308-2435
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Fremont Elementary
2001 South Elm St
(626) 308-2411
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Ramona Elementary
509 West Norwood Place
(626) 308-2439
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Century High
20 South Marengo Ave
(626) 308-2250
High
Total Enrollment 182
Independence High (alternative)
20 South Marengo Ave
(626) 308-2594
High
Total Enrollment 71
Emery Park Elementary
2821 West Commonwealth Ave
(626) 308-2408
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Marguerita Elementary
1603 South Marguerita Ave
(626) 308-2423
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Martha Baldwin Elementary
900 South Almansor St
(626) 308-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 1064
William Northrup Elementary
409 South Atlantic Blvd
(626) 943-6620
Primary
Total Enrollment 797

Alhambra Private Schools

Oneonta Montessori School
2221 Poplar Blvd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
Lily's Garden Preschool
616 S Chapel Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Leeway School
9 N Almansor St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Ramona Convent Secondary School
1701 W Ramona Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 309
First Presbyterian School
101 S Atlantic Blvd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
First Baptist Church Alhambra Daycare
101 S Atlantic Blvd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Thomas More Elementary School
2510 S Fremont Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
St Therese School
1106 E Alhambra Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Angel's Montessori Preschool
150 N Garfield Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Bell Tower Trilingual School
3116 W Main St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Childrens Montessori
19 N Hidalgo Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Grace Garden Preschool
1423 New Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Granada Park Umc Nursery School And Kindergarten
1850 W Hellman Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Wonder World Educational Center
220 S Chapel Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3

Alhambra Colleges

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