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Overview

Brief History of Azusa, California

The Shoshonean Indian roamed a valley near Brea Canyon in California before white homesteaders settled in the area. They were locally known as the Asuksa-gna. Later, their name would be adopted for the city of Azusa, California. Initially, Azusa was a rancher community as Englishman Henry Dalton developed vineyards and various processing industries. He experienced great success and fortune until 1854, when gold was discovered in San Gabriel Canyon.

The resulting "gold fever" spelled an end for the Dalton Ranch. Not many cities may boast being the creation of one man, but surely Azusa's beginnings as a city are mainly due to the efforts of Dalton. Azusa was made official in 1887. Homesteaders flocked to the town in the late 1800s, bringing about an era of steady growth and forethought in energy projects. From the turn of the century to World War II, dams and power plants were erected throughout the area. The work of Native Americans can still be found in the valleys surrounding the city.

Azusa Culture and Entertainment

Historical museums in Azusa detail the population of California and its rich Spanish and Native American ties. Azusa is 20 miles outside of Los Angeles. Theatre and attractions may be experienced there. Las Vegas is to the east.

Azusa Sports and Leisure

Azusa is in close proximity to both urban and rural areas. The canyons and valleys to the north are used for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreations. In the cities, virtually all the major sports leagues are represented. Los Angeles is west and home to NBA, NHL, and MLB teams with the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Dodgers. Anaheim is south where the Ducks of the NHL and the Angels of the MLB.

Education in Azusa

Azusa Pacific University was named one of the best colleges for 2008 by the US News & World Report. Besides a nationally recognized university, Azusa also has several Christian Grade Schools and High Schools. Azusa also has a private Buddhist institution called Dhammakaya Open University.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,498
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens8.8%
Employed Population 16+22,455
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,008
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone17.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,274
Median House Value$342,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.4%
German5.3%
Irish2.8%
English2.2%
Italian2%
Swedish1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Polish0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.7%
African0.5%
Russian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Azusa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91702
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.28
Approximate Longitude-117.87

Azusa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance11.3 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
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance11.5 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
Baldwin Park76,511$54,855
Bradbury954$147,321
Covina48,539$74,552
Duarte21,792$73,376
Glendora51,285$88,493
Irwindale1,319$56,154

Azusa Public Libraries

Azusa City Library
729 N. DALTON AVE.
Azusa, California
(626) 812-5232

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Azusa Public Schools

Azusa High
240 N. Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 91702
High
Total Enrollment 1393
Center Middle
5500 N. Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 91702
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Charles H. Lee Elementary
550 N. Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Clifford D. Murray Elementary
505 E. Renwick Rd.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Foothill Middle
151 N. Fenimore Ave.
ZIP: 91702
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Gladstone Street Elementary
1040 E. Gladstone St.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Henry Dalton Elementary
500 E. 10th St.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Longfellow
245 W. 10th St.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 111
Magnolia Elementary
945 E. Nearfield
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Mountain View Elementary
201 N. Vernon Ave.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Paramount Elementary
409 W. Paramount St.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Slauson Intermediate
340 W. Fifth St.
ZIP: 91702
Middle
Total Enrollment 782
Valleydale Elementary
700 S. Lark Ellen
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Victor F. Hodge Elementary
700 W. 11th St.
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
W. R. Powell Elementary
1035 E. Mauna Loa
ZIP: 91702
Primary
Total Enrollment 253

Azusa Private Schools

Christbridge Academy
405 S Azusa Ave
ZIP: 91702
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
St Frances Of Rome School
734 N Pasadena Ave
ZIP: 91702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 207
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