Introduction to East Los Angeles, California

East Los Angeles (East L.A.) is an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County that lies ten minutes to the southeast of Los Angeles. East L.A. is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.

East L.A. experiences the dry sunny weather for which Southern California is so famous. Average daily temperatures in the summer are in the 80s. Winter average daily temperatures are in the 60s and 70s.

East Los Angeles Arts and Entertainment

East L.A. residents have very easy access to all of the arts, cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles to the east and the Inland Empire to the west.

Nearby Los Angeles and surrounding communities provide East L.A. residents with a plethora of professional sports offerings. Major sports franchises near East Los Angeles include:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Inland Empire 66ers, and Lancaster JetHawks. The 66ers, who play in San Bernardino, are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The JetHawks, who play in Lancaster, are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

L.A. County is also one of the few regions in the United States where an individual can go to the beach in the morning, and skiing or snow boarding in the afternoon.



Total Population125,415
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population31


% of people married38.4%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.1%
Median Earnings25+$22,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,834


Median Family Income$41,639
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation10.9%


People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$306,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)93.7%
French Except Basque0.3%
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East Los Angeles Almanac

Nearest Large City4 miles SE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90022
Phone Area Codes562,323
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

East Los Angeles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.1 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Huntington Park59,003$35,776
Monterey Park61,085$59,671
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