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Overview

Introduction to Glendora, California

Glendora, California, in Los Angeles county, is 6 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center) and 21 miles N of Anaheim, California. The municipality is an upscale community situated in the foothills of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains. The city has a large number of high-income residents and luxurious homes. It also includes well known celebrities. A large number of the homes are set away from the roads and out of view.

Homes in the area are provided with spectacular views. The city is known for its excellent schools. Los Angeles is about an hour away. Glendora is know for its low crime rate. The city is home to the headquarters of Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company, the National Hot Rod Association and other major companies.

Glendora History

In 1837 Don Palomares acquired a vast acreage from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado. The land was named Rancho San Jose and included what is now Glendora. In 1887 the city of Glendora was established by George D. Whitcomb who relocated from Illinois. Whitcomb came up with the name Glendora by combining his wife's name, Leadora with the location of his house in a "glen" located in the San Gabriel Mountains.

The city was incorporated in 1911. Before the late 1950s Glendora was primarily a citrus growing area and included one of the biggest citrus packing facilities in the world. Glendora made a monthly shipment of citrus to President William Howard Taft during his presidency. In 1907 the Pacific Electric Railroad Company extended its railroad from Los Angeles which sped up the development of Glendora.

Glendora Attractions and Activities

The annual Flashback to the 50s is a popular event. Quality parks are located in the city. The Glendora Village Shopping District includes unique shops and quality restaurants. Glendora is close to the wide variety of attractions and activities offered in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The San Gabriel Valley is home to the well known Tournament of Roses Parade and other attractions such as Desconso Gardens, Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, Norton Simon Museum and Old Town Pasadena.

Glendora Higher Education

The city is home to Citrus College.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,285
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+22,611
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,700
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,004
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,135

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,493
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,466
Median House Value$481,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.1%
German12.8%
Irish9.1%
English8.9%
Italian6.1%
Arab3.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Norwegian1.9%
US/American1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Polish1%
Lebanese0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Russian0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
African0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Basque0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Glendora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91740, 91741
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.11
Approximate Longitude-117.85

Glendora 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
Distance6.7 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
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance13.4 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
StationPASADENA
Distance16.4 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
Azusa48,498$62,008
Bradbury954$147,321
Covina48,539$74,552
Irwindale1,319$56,154
La Verne32,078$97,656
San Dimas34,109$92,686

Glendora Public Libraries

Glendora Library & Cultural Center
140 SOUTH GLENDORA AVE.
Glendora, California
(626) 852-4891

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Glendora Hospitals

Glendora Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
150 West Route 66
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital-johnston Memorial
(Non-profit)
250 South Grand Avenue

Glendora Public Schools

Arrow High (continuation)
1505 S. Sunflower Ave
ZIP: 91740
High
Total Enrollment 65
Bridges Community Day
1505 S. Sunflower Ave
ZIP: 91740
High
Total Enrollment 19
Oak Knoll Alternative
1505 S. Sunflower Ave
ZIP: 91740
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Sierra High
1134 S. Barranca
ZIP: 91740
High
Total Enrollment 211
Stanton Elementary
725 S. Vecino Ave.
ZIP: 91740
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Sutherland Elementary
1330 N. Amelia Ave.
ZIP: 91740
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Washington Elementary
325 W. Gladstone
ZIP: 91740
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Whitcomb Continuation High
350 W. Mauna Loa Ave.
ZIP: 91740
High
Total Enrollment 75
Willow Elementary
1427 S. Willow
ZIP: 91740
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Cullen Elementary
440 N. Live Oak Ave.
ZIP: 91741
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Glendora High
1600 E. Foothill Blvd.
ZIP: 91741
High
Total Enrollment 2597
Goddard Middle
859 E. Sierra Madre Ave.
ZIP: 91741
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
La Fetra Elementary
547 W. Bennett Ave.
ZIP: 91741
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Sandburg Middle
819 W. Bennett Ave.
ZIP: 91741
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
Sellers Elementary
500 N. Loraine Ave.
ZIP: 91741
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Williams Educational Center
301 S. Loraine Ave.
ZIP: 91741

Glendora Private Schools

Foothill Christian School
242 W Baseline Rd
ZIP: 91740
Elementary
Total Enrollment 426
Grace Lutheran Preschool And Kindergarten
500 North Loraine Avenue
ZIP: 91741
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
Hope Lutheran Elementary School
1041 E Foothill Blvd
ZIP: 91741
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
St Dorothy Elementary School
215 S Valley Center Ave
ZIP: 91741
Elementary
Total Enrollment 245
St Lucys Priory High School
655 W Sierra Madre Ave
ZIP: 91741
Secondary
Total Enrollment 666
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