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Overview

Introduction to Artesia, California

Artesia, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 mile NW of Cerritos, California and 9 miles NE of Long Beach, California. The people of the city are in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. 

Artesia History

Artesia was established on May 3, 1875 after the Artesia School District was completed. The village was named after the several naturally flowing Artesian wells that are found in this area. In fact, these wells made Artesia ideal for agriculture and farming. During 1920s and '30s, the area was developed by the Portuguese and Dutch farmers and became one of the most significant dairy districts in Southern California. After the Second World War, several residential tracts were built in Artesia. It was incorporated as a city on May 29, 1959.

Artesia and nearby Attractions

  • Pioneer Boulevard Median with Water Fountains
  • Artesia Historical Museum
  • Artesia DES
  • Little India
  • Artesia Park
  • Artesia Water Tower

Things To Do In Artesia

The city of Artesia provides a number of recreational facilities. There are many historical sites in the city. Artesia features an International Cultural District, also known as Little India, and includes a number of Indian beauty salons, clothing and jewelry stores as well as Indian restaurants.

Artesia Transportation

The nearest airport is Long Beach Daugherty.

Artesia Higher Education

The local college is Cerritos College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,789
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+7,497
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,889
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,926
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,828

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,626
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone13.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,396
Median House Value$419,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78%
Portuguese5.7%
Dutch2.6%
Irish2.5%
German2.1%
English1.6%
Italian1.3%
Arab1.1%
French Except Basque0.5%
US/American0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Artesia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90701, 90703
P.O. Box Zip Codes90702
Phone Area Codes562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.86
Approximate Longitude-118.08

Artesia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance16.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellflower77,687$55,814
Cerritos49,797$102,958
Hawaiian Gardens14,468$36,250
La Palma15,834$93,295
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Norwalk106,360$64,504

Artesia Public Schools

Burbank (luther) Elementary
17711 Roseton Ave.
ZIP: 90701
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Kennedy (john F.) Elementary
17500 Belshire Ave.
ZIP: 90701
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Niemes (john H.) Elementary
16715 Jersey Ave.
ZIP: 90701
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Ross (faye) Middle
17707 Elaine Ave.
ZIP: 90701
Middle
Total Enrollment 628
Elliott (william F) Elementary
18415 Cortner Ave.
ZIP: 90703
Primary
Total Enrollment 542

Artesia Private Schools

Montessori House Of Children
18523 Arline Ave
ZIP: 90701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Our Lady Of Fatima School
18626 Clarkdale Ave
ZIP: 90701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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