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Overview

Introduction to Gardena, California

The city of Gardena, part of Los Angeles County, is situated 15 miles south of Los Angeles and close to several prime transportation links. Only 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and roughly the same distance from Long Beach Municipal Airport, the city boasts easy access to every major Los Angeles County Freeway, including Interstates I-405, I-105, I-710 and I-110 as well as California State Highway 91 (Artesia Boulevard). Nearby cities include Hawthorne (to the north), Compton (to the east) and Torrance (to the south).

The first settlements in Gardena Valley occurred in the late nineteenth-century, transforming the area from a collection of large rancho estates into a community of homes. Incorporated in 1930, Gardena combined the rural communities of Gardena, Moneta and Strawberry Park into a single city. At that time, Gardena was a small farming community which has since blossomed into an active and progressive residential and business community. There are several theories as to how the city acquired its name, although the consensus indicates a reference to the beauty of the fertile green valley in which it resides.

Entertainment in the Gardena area

Gardena is only minutes away from dozens of Los Angeles area attractions and also in close proximity to the finest beaches on the West Coast. Two attractions located within Gardena itself are the Normandie and Hustler Casinos. A convenient alternative to the Las Vegas gaming establishments, these two sites offer table games, shows and food. The Normandie houses a large multi-ethnic restaurant, a sports bar and a showroom which features concerts and sporting events. Many other Southern California attractions can also be found a short distance south in the Long Beach and Anaheim areas.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,898
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+26,967
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,994
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,349
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,957

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,728
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,180
Median House Value$372,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.3%
African2%
German1.6%
Irish1.2%
Italian1.1%
English0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Polish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Gardena Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90247, 90248, 90249
Phone Area Codes213,310,323,424,562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.89
Approximate Longitude-118.29

Gardena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOS ANGELES INTL AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 75 F
Oct Temp59 to 74 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTORRANCE
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 78 F
Oct Temp57 to 75 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carson92,780$79,282
Compton97,740$47,589
Hawthorne86,938$49,339
Lawndale33,161$51,967
Redondo Beach67,664$124,793
Torrance147,307$97,314

Gardena Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Of Gardena
(Proprietary)
1145 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Kindred Hospital South Bay
(Proprietary)
1246 West 155th Street

Gardena Public Schools

Amestoy Elementary
1048 W. 149th St.
ZIP: 90247
Primary
Total Enrollment 803
C. Morley Sellery Special Education Center
15805 S. Budlong Ave.
ZIP: 90247
High
Total Enrollment 116
Denker Avenue Elementary
1620 W. 162nd St.
ZIP: 90247
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Environmental Charter Middle
812 W. 165th Pl
ZIP: 90247
Middle
Total Enrollment 342
Gardena Elementary
647 W. Gardena Blvd.
ZIP: 90247
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
One Hundred Fifty-third Street
1605 W. 153rd St.
ZIP: 90247
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
One Hundred Thirty-fifth Street Elementary
801 W. 135th St.
ZIP: 90247
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Robert E. Peary Middle
1415 W. Gardena Blvd.
ZIP: 90247
Middle
Total Enrollment 1388
Gardena Senior High
1301 W. 182nd St.
ZIP: 90248
High
Total Enrollment 1598
Moneta Continuation
1230 W. 177th St.
ZIP: 90248
High
Total Enrollment 69
New Millennium Secondary
1301 W.. 182nd St., Ste. B
ZIP: 90248
High
Total Enrollment 196
One Hundred Eighty-sixth Street Elementary
1581 W. 186th St.
ZIP: 90248
Primary
Total Enrollment 817
Chapman Elementary
1947 Marine Ave.
ZIP: 90249
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
One Hundred Fifty-sixth Street Elementary
2100 W. 156th St.
ZIP: 90249
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Purche Avenue Elementary
13210 Purche Ave.
ZIP: 90249
Primary
Total Enrollment 537

Gardena Private Schools

Gardena Christian Academy & Preschool
16311 S Western Ave
ZIP: 90247
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Saniku East West Language School
16110 La Salle Ave
ZIP: 90247
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
St Anthony Of Padua School
1003 W 163rd St
ZIP: 90247
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
St Anthony's Day Nursery
1044 W 163rd St
ZIP: 90247
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Gardena Valley Christian School
1473 W 182nd St
ZIP: 90248
Elementary
Total Enrollment 340
Personal Coaching Systems
17800 S Main St Ste 100
ZIP: 90248
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Cross Road Christian Academy
2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90249
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
Junipero Serra High School
14830 Van Ness Ave
ZIP: 90249
Secondary
Total Enrollment 647
Maria Regina School
13510 Van Ness Ave
ZIP: 90249
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten
15408 Van Ness Ave
ZIP: 90249
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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