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Overview

Introduction to Arcadia, California

The city of Arcadia is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California. The city is situated about 21 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, just off of California State Highway 134. Other major thoroughfares surrounding the city include Interstates I-5, I-10, I-210, and I-605.

First settled in the mid-nineteenth century, Arcadia began to take shape in 1875 when real estate speculator Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin bought and developed a large area of land including the present site of the city. Incorporated in 1903, Arcadia began a period of growth which by the 1930s saw its small farms and chicken ranches give way to homes and numerous civic improvements. The post-World War II era ushered in a population and housing boom, which continued through the 1960s. Arcadia today remains true to its motto of "Community of Homes" by maintaining a healthy mix of quality economic development to complement its primarily residential nature.

Arcadia Points of Interest

The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum is one of Arcadia's premiere cultural sites. Opened in 2001, the museum chronicles the city's development and includes Baldwin family treasures, photographs of bygone landmarks, period furnishings, and civic artifacts. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 127- acre historical site which serves as the summertime home of the California Philharmonic's Concerts on the Green. One of Arcadia's crown jewels is Santa Anita Park, a world class thoroughbred racing venue considered to be the best wintertime horse racing facility in the nation. Opened in 1934, Santa Anita is the oldest racetrack in Southern California, and is home to numerous prestigious races including both the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap.

Demographics

People

Total Population57,755
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+25,983
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52%
Median Earnings25+$47,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,274
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,482

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,266
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,460
Median House Value$920,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.2%
German3.5%
English3.2%
Irish2.7%
Italian2%
Arab1.1%
US/American0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Arcadia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91006, 91007
P.O. Box Zip Codes91066, 91077
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.13
Approximate Longitude-118.02

Arcadia 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
Distance4.7 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance6.7 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
Bradbury954$147,321
Duarte21,792$73,376
Monrovia37,090$80,879
San Marino13,324$159,662
Sierra Madre11,067$117,404
Temple City36,084$75,245

Arcadia Public Libraries

Arcadia Public Library
20 W. DUARTE ROAD
Arcadia, California
(626) 821-5567

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Arcadia Hospitals

Methodist Hospital Of Southern California
(Non-profit)
300 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia Public Schools

First Avenue Middle
301 S. First Ave.
ZIP: 91006
Middle
Total Enrollment 787
Foothills Middle
171 E. Sycamore Ave.
ZIP: 91006
Middle
Total Enrollment 753
Highland Oaks Elementary
10 Virginia Dr.
ZIP: 91006
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Rancho Learning Center (alternative)
150 S. Third Ave.
ZIP: 91006
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Richard Henry Dana Middle
1401 S. First Ave.
ZIP: 91006
Middle
Total Enrollment 747
Rio Hondo Elementary
11425 Wildflower Rd.
ZIP: 91006
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Arcadia High
180 Campus Dr.
ZIP: 91007
High
Total Enrollment 3454
Baldwin Stocker Elementary
422 W. Lemon Ave.
ZIP: 91007
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Camino Grove Elementary
700 Camino Grove Ave.
ZIP: 91007
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Holly Avenue Elementary
360 W. Duarte Rd.
ZIP: 91007
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Hugo Reid Elementary
1000 Hugo Reid Dr.
ZIP: 91007
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Longley Way Elementary
2601 Longley Way
ZIP: 91007
Primary
Total Enrollment 485

Arcadia Private Schools

Angela Preschool & Kindergarten
100 E Live Oak Ave
ZIP: 91006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Arcadia Christian School
1900 S Santa Anita Ave
ZIP: 91006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 227
Arcadia Montessori School
1406 S Santa Anita Ave
ZIP: 91006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Immaculate Conception Annunciation Catholic School
1307 E Longden Ave
ZIP: 91006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
Rio Hondo Preparatory School
5150 Farna Ave
ZIP: 91006
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 152
All Seasons Childrens Learning Center
2612 S Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 91007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Arcadia Children's Educational Center
9845 E Lemon Ave
ZIP: 91007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Arroyo Pacific Academy
41 W Santa Clara St
ZIP: 91007
Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Barnhart School
240 W Colorado Blvd
ZIP: 91007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
Holy Angels School
360 Campus Dr
ZIP: 91007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 263
Wonder Years Montessori
141 Las Tunas Dr
ZIP: 91007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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