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Overview

Introduction to Hacienda Heights, California

Hacienda Heights is an unincorporated California community located in Los Angeles County, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Principal highways servicing the community include California State Highway 60 and Interstates I-10 and I-605. Surrounding communities include La Puente (to the north), Rowland Heights (to the east), La Habra Heights (to the south) and Whittier (to the west).

Hacienda Heights History

Situated in a region of eastern Los Angeles County originally inhabited by Gabrielino Indians, Hacienda Heights was originally part of Rancho La Puente, a 48,790-acre tract that formerly belonged to the San Gabriel Mission. By the end of the 19th century, the ranch had been bought and subdivided by developers, who established Hacienda Heights and its surrounding communities. By the early twentieth century the region became known for its abundance of citrus, walnut, and avocado crops. After World War II, however, the region underwent a building boom and crops took a back seat to development, resulting in the area's residential character today. In 2003, voters were asked to decide whether Hacienda Heights should incorporate and become a city but the measure was defeated by about a 2-1 margin.

Events and Attractions in Hacienda Heights

Hacienda Heights boasts six local parks: Stimson, Pepperbrook, Los Robles County, Manzanita, Thomas S Burton and Country Wood parks. One of the community's premiere annual events is its "I Love America" parade. Started in 1988, this Independence Day celebration features a multicultural parade with performances by dragon dancers and the Falun Dafa waist-drum band. Also part of the festivities is a battle of the bands between local high schools. A noted community landmark is the Hsi Lai Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Western Hemisphere. Constructed in 1988, the temple encompasses 15 acres and a floor area of 102,432 square feet. Its architecture reflects the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries.

People

Total Population 55,158
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 24,182
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,647
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,932

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,364
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,640
Median House Value $489,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.8%
Irish 2%

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

Hacienda Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91745
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.993
Longitude -117.967

Hacienda Heights 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 MONTEBELLO
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hacienda Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

City Industry (91745)

City of Industry (91745)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
La Habra 61,725 $70,083
La Habra Heights 5,425 $113,455
La Mirada 49,182 $90,142
La Puente 40,496 $56,856
West Covina 107,837 $74,666
Whittier 86,688 $75,831

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

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Hacienda Heights High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WILSON (GLEN A.) HIGH
16455 WEDGEWORTH DR.
626-934-4440
Serves 1,898 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

LOS ALTOS HIGH
15325 E. LOS ROBLES AVE.
626-934-5400
Serves 1,894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

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