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Overview

Introduction to La Habra, California

The California city of La Habra is located in the extreme northwestern section of Orange County, just across the border with Los Angeles County. The city is situated only 8 miles north of Anaheim and about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include La Habra Heights (to the north), Brea (to the east) and Fullerton (to the south).

La Habra History

Settled in the late 19th century, the community of La Habra received its official name in 1896 concurrent with the opening of a United States Post Office within its boundaries. Among the community's early settlers were the Milhous family, grandparents of former president Richard Milhous Nixon. In later years, Nixon would make La Habra the site of his first law office. Incorporated as a city in 1925, La Habra earned the distinction during the same decade as the largest avocado center in Southern California. In 1974, the city was honored by the National Municipal League with its prestigious All-America City award.

La Habra Points of Interest

La Habra offers its visitors and residents a distinctive and well-rounded variety of artistic, recreational and cultural options to enjoy. The Children's Museum at La Habra, opened in 1977, is a unique educational facility partially housed inside a 1923 Union Pacific Train Depot. Located in Portola Park next to the museum is another Orange County landmark: the La Habra Depot Theatre, home to live stage productions for over 25 years. La Habra is also home to the world-famous Corn Festival. Held every August at El Centro-Lions Park, the event attracts several thousand visitors from the city and its surrounding communities. La Habra's convenient location also puts it within an hour's drive of numerous beaches, mountain and desert recreation areas as well as some of Southern California's wide array of world-class tourist sites.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,965
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+28,859
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,718

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,723
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,410
Median House Value$473,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.2%
German6.1%
Irish5%
English4.4%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1%
Polish1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.5%
US/American0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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La Habra Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes90631
P.O. Box Zip Codes90632, 90633
Phone Area Codes714, 562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.91
Approximate Longitude-117.95

La Habra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationANAHEIM
Distance7.1 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
StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brea41,921$109,227
Buena Park83,020$75,651
Fullerton139,976$83,924
Hacienda Heights54,155$87,309
La Habra Heights5,425$115,109
La Mirada49,162$96,420

La Habra Public Schools

Arbolita Elementary
1001 E. Brookdale Ave.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
El Cerrito Elementary
1051 N. Hillside
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
El Portal Elementary
200 N. Nada St.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Imperial Middle
1450 S. Schwood Dr.
ZIP: 90631
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
La Habra High
801 W. Highlander Ave.
ZIP: 90631
High
Total Enrollment 2230
Ladera Palma Elementary
2151 E. Brookdale Ave.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Las Lomas Elementary
301 Las Lomas Dr.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Las Positas Elementary
1400 S. Schwood Dr.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Macy Elementary
2301 W. Russell St.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Olita Elementary
950 S. Briercliff Dr.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Sierra Vista Elementary
1800 E. Whittier Blvd.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Sonora High
401 S. Palm St.
ZIP: 90631
High
Total Enrollment 1924
Walnut Elementary
625 N. Walnut St.
ZIP: 90631
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Washington Middle
716 E. La Habra Blvd.
ZIP: 90631
Middle
Total Enrollment 854

La Habra Private Schools

Alternative Educational Services
1080 S Cypress St Ste F
ZIP: 90631
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Hbic/the Cleta Harder Developmental School
981 N Euclid St
ZIP: 90631
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
920 W La Habra Blvd
ZIP: 90631
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Pla-skool In The Pines
1100 W La Habra Blvd
ZIP: 90631
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Whittier Christian High School
501 N Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90631
Secondary
Total Enrollment 658
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