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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,033
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+23,733
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married52.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,230
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,511

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,655
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone14.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,714
Median House Value$517,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.3%
German2.9%
Irish2%
English2%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Polish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Hacienda Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91745
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34
Approximate Longitude-117.97

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)

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance7.8 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
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance10.6 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
StationANAHEIM
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
La Habra61,660$71,911
La Habra Heights5,406$113,438
La Mirada49,130$91,866
La Puente40,384$56,774
West Covina107,634$77,588
Whittier86,630$77,323

Hacienda Heights Public Schools

Bixby Elementary
16446 Wedgeworth Dr.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Cedarlane Academy
16333 Cedarlane Dr.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Glen A. Wilson High
16455 Wedgeworth Dr.
ZIP: 91745
High
Total Enrollment 1616
Grazide Elementary
2850 Leopold Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Kwis Elementary
1925 S. Kwis Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Los Altos Elementary
15565 Los Altos Dr.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Los Altos High
15325 E. Los Robles Ave.
ZIP: 91745
High
Total Enrollment 2061
Los Molinos Elementary
3112 Las Marias Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Los Robles Academy
1530 S. Ridley Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Mesa Robles
16060 Mesa Robles Dr.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 1080
Newton Middle
15616 Newton St.
ZIP: 91745
Middle
Total Enrollment 549
Orange Grove Middle
14505 Orange Grove Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Middle
Total Enrollment 503
Palm Canyon
15151 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 91745
High
Total Enrollment 18
Palm Elementary
14740 E. Palm Ave.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Valley Alternative High (continuation)
15430 Shadybend Dr.
ZIP: 91745
High
Total Enrollment 127
Valley Community Day
15430 Shadybend Dr.
ZIP: 91745
High
Total Enrollment 12
Wedgeworth Elementary
16949 Wedgeworth Dr.
ZIP: 91745
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Puente Hills High
15430 Shadybend Dr.
ZIP: 91746
High
Total Enrollment 170

Hacienda Heights Private Schools

Molokan Elementary School
16222 Soriano Dr
ZIP: 91745
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Morning Star Christian School
15716 Tetley St
ZIP: 91745
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
St Mark's Lutheran School
2323 Las Lomitas Dr
ZIP: 91745
Elementary
Total Enrollment 565
United Christian Education Center
16152 Gale Ave
ZIP: 91745
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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