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.


Total Population 61,725
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 28,381
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,796
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,855


Median Family Income $70,083
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%


People Living Alone 20.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,325
Median House Value $405,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.3%
Irish 4.9%

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

La Habra Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 90631
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90632, 90633
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.931
Longitude -117.945

La Habra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 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
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Distance 14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brea 40,931 $102,037
Buena Park 82,683 $73,674
Fullerton 138,976 $78,297
Hacienda Heights 55,158 $83,364
La Habra Heights 5,425 $113,455
La Mirada 49,182 $90,142

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

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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Serves 2,037 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

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