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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 Population85,168
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+40,679
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,886
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,286
Median House Value$553,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.7%
German1.9%
Irish1.4%
Italian1.2%
English1%
French Except Basque0.5%
Arab0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
African0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Alhambra Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91801, 91803, 91804
P.O. Box Zip Codes91899, 91802, 91896
Phone Area Codes32,36,26,818, 626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.09
Approximate Longitude-118.13

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Monterey Park61,056$60,878
Pasadena141,231$93,178
Rosemead54,615$51,660
San Gabriel40,315$59,099
San Marino13,331$167,398
South Pasadena25,974$122,655

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

Alhambra Public Schools

Alhambra High
101 S. Second St.
ZIP: 91801
High
Total Enrollment 2726
Century High
20 S. Marengo Ave.
ZIP: 91801
High
Total Enrollment 173
Garfield Elementary
110 W. Mclean St.
ZIP: 91801
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Granada Elementary
100 S. Granada Ave.
ZIP: 91801
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Independence High (alternative)
20 S. Marengo Ave.
ZIP: 91801
High
Total Enrollment 87
Mark Keppel High
501 E. Hellman Ave.
ZIP: 91801
High
Total Enrollment 2306
Martha Baldwin Elementary
900 S. Almansor St.
ZIP: 91801
Primary
Total Enrollment 1134
Park Elementary
301 N. Marengo Ave.
ZIP: 91801
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
William Northrup Elementary
409 S. Atlantic Blvd.
ZIP: 91801
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Emery Park Elementary
2821 W. Commonwealth Ave.
ZIP: 91803
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Fremont Elementary
2001 S. Elm St.
ZIP: 91803
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Marguerita Elementary
1603 S. Marguerita Ave.
ZIP: 91803
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Ramona Elementary
509 W. Norwood Pl.
ZIP: 91803
Primary
Total Enrollment 869

Alhambra Private Schools

Angel's Montessori Preschool
150 N Garfield Ave
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Bell Tower Trilingual School
3116 W Main St
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Childrens Montessori
19 N Hidalgo Ave
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First Baptist Church Alhambra Daycare
101 S Atlantic Blvd
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
First Presbyterian School
101 S Atlantic Blvd
ZIP: 91801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Grace Garden Preschool
1423 New Ave
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Leeway School
9 N Almansor St
ZIP: 91801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Lily's Garden Preschool
616 S Chapel Ave
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Oneonta Montessori School
2221 Poplar Blvd
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
St Therese School
1106 E Alhambra Rd
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Wonder World Educational Center
220 S Chapel Ave
ZIP: 91801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Granada Park Umc Nursery School And Kindergarten
1850 W Hellman Ave
ZIP: 91803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Ramona Convent Secondary School
1701 W Ramona Rd
ZIP: 91803
Secondary
Total Enrollment 309
St Thomas More Elementary School
2510 S Fremont Ave
ZIP: 91803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
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