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Overview

Introduction to La Palma, California

La Palma, California, in Orange county, is 1 miles SE of Cerritos, California and 7 miles W of Anaheim, California. The city is in the Orange County area. 

La Palma History

La Palma had a huge number of dairy farms dotting the region, and was initially incorporated as Dairyland. This name remained until the dairies relocated. In 1965, the name was changed to La Palma, in keeping with the Orange County's Spanish heritage and the city's main street which was known as the La Palma Avenue. The main occupation gradually changed to farming. Centerpointe, the city's major redevelopment project started in the 1980s, and promoted the commercial and industrial growth.

La Palma and Nearby Attractions

  • La Palma Branch Orange County Public Library.
  • Kang's Art Museum.
  • Fullerton Creek.
  • El Rancho Verde Park.
  • La Palma Shopping Center.

Things To Do In La Palma

The city of La Palma boasts of a large public library and an art museum which contains the relics of the past. These places can give visitors a very good idea about the historical and cultural background of La Palma. The Fullerton creek offers a stunning view over the lake. The Central Park and the El Rancho Verde Park have fun rides that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. One can also go to these parks for picnics with family and friends. The La Palma Shopping Center provides excellent opportunities for enthusiastic shoppers.

La Palma Transportation

The John Wayne/Orange County airport is located near La Palma.

La Palma Higher Education

The city is served by the Cypress College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,834
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+7,441
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,256

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,295
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,500
Median House Value$602,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.3%
German6.3%
Irish4.9%
English4.7%
Italian4.1%
Polish2.4%
Scottish1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Arab1%
African0.9%
Croatian0.7%
Ethiopian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Egyptian0.5%
Jordanian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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La Palma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes90623
Phone Area Codes657,714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.85
Approximate Longitude-118.04

La Palma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance11.3 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
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance17.8 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
Artesia16,789$62,626
Buena Park82,771$74,706
Cerritos49,797$102,958
Cypress48,978$92,478
Hawaiian Gardens14,468$36,250
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382

La Palma Hospitals

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
(Non-profit)
7901 Walker Street

La Palma Public Schools

Walker Junior High
8132 Walker St.
ZIP: 90623
Middle
Total Enrollment 1150
John F. Kennedy High
8281 Walker St.
ZIP: 90623
High
Total Enrollment 2373
Steve Luther Elementary
4631 La Palma Ave
ZIP: 90623
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Los Coyotes Elementary
8122 Moody St.
ZIP: 90623
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
George B. Miller Elementary
7751 Furman Rd.
ZIP: 90623
Primary
Total Enrollment 579

La Palma Private Schools

La Palma Christian
8082 Walker St
ZIP: 90623
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
Stepping Stones Christian School
5532 La Palma Ave
ZIP: 90623
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Beacon Day School
24 Centerpointe Dr
ZIP: 90623
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
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