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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.

People

Total Population 51,137
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 22,527
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,245
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,173

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,435
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,433
Median House Value $461,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.9%
US/American 1.5%
English 10.1%
Irish 9.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glendora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91740, 91741
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.136
Longitude -117.864

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)

Station POMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Azusa 48,033 $58,289
Bradbury 839 $110,625
Covina 48,587 $72,701
Irwindale 1,426 $51,944
La Verne 31,920 $96,424
San Dimas 34,073 $92,928

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glendora Public Libraries

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

EAST VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
150 WEST ROUTE 66
(626) 335-0231
Emergency Service: Yes

FOOTHILL PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
250 S GRAND AVE
(626) 963-8411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glendora High Schools

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GLENDORA HIGH
1600 E. FOOTHILL BLVD.
626-963-5731
Serves 2,685 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.4

SIERRA HIGH (CONT.)
1134 S. BARRANCA
626-852-8418
A Non-traditional School
Serves 189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

ARROW HIGH (CONT.)
1505 S. SUNFLOWER AVE.
626-914-3961
A Non-traditional School
Serves 104 students.

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350 W. MAUNA LOA AVE.
626-852-4550
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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