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Overview

Introduction to Cudahy, California

Cudahy, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles E of South Gate, California (center to center) and 7 miles SE of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. 

Cudahy History

Cudahy was named after its founder, the meat-packing baron Michael Cudahy. About 2,800 acres of land, which was originally known as the Nadeau Ranch, was sold to Cudahy by Hinton in 1893. In the north of this land period was the Florence Avenue, while Santa Fe was in the west and Manchester in the south. This land was later divided into very large lots and resold to farmers so that they could have a vegetable garden, a fruit grove, a chicken coop or a horse stable. With increase in property values in the 1960s, a lot of Southerners and Midwesterners moved to the city of Cudahy in South California.

Cudahy and nearby Attractions

  • James Lovell Museum of Science
  • Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Mitchell Park Conservatory
  • Dretzka Park Golf Course

Things To Do In Cudahy

The City of Cudahy is an ideal vacation spot for both couples and families with young children. There are a number of amusement parks and conservatories where different exhibitions are held all the year round. The Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, with its fun rides, is ideal for small kids. The Milwaukee County Zoo is a large zoo with a huge assembly of wildlife. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum has a separate area for children under 2 years of age. Visitors can also enjoy a round of golf at the city's Dretzka Park Golf Course.

Cudahy Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport is in close proximity to the city.

Cudahy Higher Education

The Compton Community College serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,106
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens5.6%
Employed Population 16+9,398
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married39.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6%
Median Earnings25+$21,600
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,599
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,275
% Above Poverty Level69.6%
% Below Poverty Level30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone7.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,154
Median House Value$285,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)94.4%
German0.2%
Italian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Irish0.2%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
English0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Cudahy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90201
Phone Area Codes323
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.97
Approximate Longitude-118.15

Cudahy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance10.8 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
Bell35,927$39,335
Bell Gardens42,805$36,816
Huntington Park58,921$37,022
Lynwood71,233$44,023
Maywood27,672$37,924
South Gate95,219$46,836

Cudahy Public Schools

Park Avenue Elementary
8020 Park Ave.
ZIP: 90201
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Elizabeth Learning Center
4811 Elizabeth St.
ZIP: 90201
Other
Total Enrollment 1804
Teresa Hughes Elementary
4242 Clara St.
ZIP: 90201
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
Jaime Escalante Elementary
4443 Live Oak St.
ZIP: 90201
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Ellen Ochoa Learning Center
5027 Live Oak St.
ZIP: 90201
Primary
Total Enrollment 1413
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