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Overview

Introduction to Huntington Park, California

The California city of Huntington Park, a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles, is part of Los Angeles County. Located just 6 miles south of Los Angeles, the city is within minutes of several major highways, including Interstates I-5, I-10, I-110 and I-710. Nearby towns include Clement Junction (to the north), Maywood (to the east) and South Gate (to the south).

Huntington Park History

Originally named La Park, Huntington Park did not get its present name until 1902, when developers A.L. Burbank and E.V. Baker enticed Henry Huntington to extend a line of his Pacific Electric Railway through their development. Incorporated as a city of only a little more than 500 residents in 1906, Huntington Park has since evolved into a major retail center for the Los Angeles County region. Its varied industries today include manufacturing of industrial equipment along with metal, glass and rubber products.

Huntington Park Events and Attractions

Huntington Park offers its residents and visitors more than 31 acres of total park space, which include playgrounds, athletic facilities and picnic areas. Among the parks in the city are: Chesley Park, Civic Center Park, Freedom Park, Salt Lake Park, Senior Citizen Park, Skate Park and Westside Park. Annual events in Huntington Park include Carnaval Primavera, a primarily Latino cultural celebration of spring. Held in April, the event features arts and crafts, amusement rides, two concert stages with live entertainment plus samplings of many varieties of Latin cuisine. Another popular event is the "Sabor de Mexico Lindo - Downtown Festival." This October event pays tribute to the culture and heritage of Mexico through music, dancing, food and entertainment. Huntington Park is also home to the International Police Museum of Southern California, which houses a large collection of police and military memorabilia, including hats, patches, badges and insignia.

People

Total Population 59,003
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 24,407
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.8%
Median Earnings25+ $20,145
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,326
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,160

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,776
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.5%
Median Gross Rent $942
Median House Value $298,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 94.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.1%

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

Huntington Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90255
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.981
Longitude -118.224

Huntington Park 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 LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 10.8 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 PASADENA
Distance 12.4 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
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Commerce 13,017 $50,044
Cudahy 24,138 $34,930
Lynwood 71,191 $42,638
Maywood 27,739 $36,297
South Gate 95,350 $45,362

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

Huntington Park Hospitals

COMMUNITY AND MISSION HOSPITAL OF HUNTINGTON PARK
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2623 E SLAUSEN AVE
(323) 583-1931
Emergency Service: Yes

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HUNTINGTON PARK SENIOR HIGH
6020 MILES AVE.
323-583-3333
A Title I School.
Serves 4,577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.9

PACIFIC BOULEVARD SPECIAL ED. CENTER
5714 PACIFIC BLVD.
323-582-8373
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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2861 RANDOLPH ST.
323-583-9658
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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