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Overview

Introduction to Hawthorne, California

Southwestern Los Angeles County is the location of the city of Hawthorne, California. Incorporated in 1922, the city covers a six square mile area and is ideally situated, located less than 5 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport and surrounded by three major freeways (Interstates 105, 110 and 405) affording quick access to a wide variety of Southern California cultural assets, entertainment, sports, mountains and beaches. In particular, Hawthorne is adjacent to Manhattan Beach and close to the coastal towns of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.

Industrial and commercial development in Hawthorne proceeded at a steady pace after the 1939 arrival to the city of Northrop Aircraft Inc. (which has become today's Northrop Grumman Corporation). Dozens of subcontracting firms followed and with the expansion of the aviation/aerospace industry, Hawthorne enjoyed a long period of prosperity in terms of jobs and real estate growth. Since that time, Hawthorne has grown from a small, mostly rural community to a well-rounded assortment of residences and industries.

Music fans will recognize Hawthorne as the birthplace of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, founders and members of the Beach Boys. Although their boyhood home was actually demolished in the late 1980s as part of Century Freeway construction project, it was bestowed the designation of a California State Historic Landmark in May 2005.

Attractions in Hawthorne and Nearby areas:

A wealth of cultural and entertainment options are available within a short drive of Hawthorne. Some of these are:

  • The Hollywood Museum - Four floors of displays which capture the magic of past and present motion pictures.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific - Dozens of aquatic exhibits.
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens (Claremont) - Home to 70,000 native Californian plants.
  • Universal Studios - The world's largest working film and television studio also features rides, shows, and amusements.
  • Long Beach Museum of Art.
  • California Science Center - The west coast's largest hands-on science museum.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
  • Los Angeles Zoo.
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
  • The Gamble House (Pasadena) - A National Historic Landmark featuring American Arts and Crafts style architecture.
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • Museum of Flying (Santa Monica).
  • Griffith Observatory.

The following Los Angeles-based major league pro teams play their games only a short drive away from Hawthorne:

  • Baseball: LA Dodgers.
  • Basketball: LA Clippers/LA Lakers.
  • Hockey: LA Kings.
  • Lacrosse: LA Riptide.
  • Soccer: LA Galaxy.

Los Angeles is also home to the Avengers of the Arena Football League.

Demographics

People

Total Population86,938
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+40,101
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,819
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,829

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,339
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$419,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.7%
African4.1%
German2.2%
Nigerian2.1%
West Indian1.9%
Irish1.4%
English1.2%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Arab1.1%
Belizean0.9%
Jamaican0.6%
Polish0.5%
Ethiopian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Hawthorne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90250
P.O. Box Zip Codes90251
Phone Area Codes310, 323, 424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.91
Approximate Longitude-118.36

Hawthorne 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
Distance3 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
StationCULVER CITY
Distance6.9 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
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Compton97,740$47,589
El Segundo16,901$111,362
Gardena59,898$57,728
Inglewood111,012$48,391
Lawndale33,161$51,967
Manhattan Beach35,573$176,439

Hawthorne Hospitals

College Medical Center Hawthorne Campus
(Proprietary)
13300 So. Hawthorne Boulevard

Hawthorne Public Schools

Bud Carson Middle
13838 S. Yukon Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Middle
Total Enrollment 758
Cimarron Avenue Elementary
11559 Cimarron Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Da Vinci Communications High
12495 Isis Ave.
ZIP: 90250
High
Total Enrollment 134
Da Vinci Design
12501 Isis Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Other
Total Enrollment 512
Da Vinci Innovation Academy
13500 Aviation Blvd.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Da Vinci Science
13500 Aviation Blvd.
ZIP: 90250
Other
Total Enrollment 529
Eucalyptus
12044 S. Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Executive Preparatory Academy Of Finance
2506 W. Imperial Hwy
ZIP: 90250
High
Total Enrollment 170
Hawthorne High
4859 W. El Segundo Blvd.
ZIP: 90250
High
Total Enrollment 2127
Hawthorne Math And Science Academy
4467 W. Brd.way
ZIP: 90250
High
Total Enrollment 565
Hawthorne Middle
4366 W. 129th St.
ZIP: 90250
Middle
Total Enrollment 910
Jefferson
4091 W. 139th St.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Juan Cabrillo Elementary
5309 W. 135th St.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Juan De Anza Elementary
12110 Hindry Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Kit Carson Elementary
3530 W. 147th St.
ZIP: 90250
Kornblum
3620 W. El Segundo Blvd.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Opportunities For Learning - Hermosa Beach
13613 Hawthorne Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Peter Burnett Elementary
5403 W. 138th St.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Prairie Vista Middle
13600 S. Prairie Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Middle
Total Enrollment 936
Ramona
4617 W. 136th St.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Renaissance County Community
14600 Cerise Ave.
ZIP: 90250
High
Total Enrollment 112
Richard Henry Dana Middle
5504 W. 135th St.
ZIP: 90250
Middle
Total Enrollment 1018
Washington
4339 W. 129th St.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
York
11838 S. York Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Zela Davis
13435 S. Yukon Ave.
ZIP: 90250
Primary
Total Enrollment 1223

Hawthorne Private Schools

Al-huda Islamic School
12227 Hawthorne Way
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
Fun Ship
4141 W El Segundo Blvd
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Hawthorne Academy
12500 Ramona Ave
ZIP: 90250
Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
New Journey Christian School
4081 W El Segundo Blvd
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Prairie Elementary School
13703 Prairie Ave
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Joseph School
11886 Acacia Ave
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 357
Trinity Lutheran School
4783 W 130th St
ZIP: 90250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
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