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Overview

Introduction to La Verne, California

La Verne is situated in Los Angeles County. The city was established in 1887 and was incorporated in 1906. The city is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel-Pomona Valleys. Los Angeles is 35 miles away from La Verne. It's home to the University of La Verne.

History

In the 1830s Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado gave Don Palomares a 15,000 acre land grant. The land he acquired is now comprised of the cities of Glendora, Claremont, San Dimas, Pomona and La Verne. During the mid-1880s an enterprenuer named Issac W. Lord bought a portion of the land that Jose Palomares owned and was able to persuade the Santa Fe Railroad to place its railroad line heading to Los Angeles through his property.

In 1887 he divided the land into numerous lots which he sold and named the new town Lordsburg. While the land boom was occurring, he constructed the Lordsburg Hotel. By the time the hotel construction was finished the demand for property in the city had significantly diminished and the hotel was vacant for several years. A small group of members of the German Baptist Brethren Church purchased the hotel and convinced others of the denomination that the land was an excellent location for higher education.

They established Lordsburg College in 1891. During this era the region became covered with a variety of field crops and citrus trees. In 1917 after the death of Issac W. Lord the community decided to change the name of the town to La Verne which was the name of a unincorporated village in the area. La Verne was recognized as a thriving citrus growing area. However, after World War II ended the vast majority of the orange groves were removed in order to build homes.

Attractions in the Area

  • Pomona Raceway.
  • Fairplex Exposition Complex.
  • Mountain Meadows Golf Course.
  • Claremont Heritage.
  • Raymond W. Alf Museum of Paleontology.
  • Pacific Railroad Museum.

Higher Education

La Verne is home to the private non-profit University of La Verne. The university was originally named Lordsburg College. The University of La Verne is comprised of the following:

  • College of Arts & Sciences.
  • College of Education and Organizational Leadership.
  • School of Continuing Education.
  • College of Law.
  • College of Business & Public Management.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,078
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+13,959
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.5%
Median Earnings25+$47,613
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,798
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,215

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,656
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,407
Median House Value$500,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.5%
German13.8%
Irish9.7%
English7.4%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque3.2%
Polish2.2%
Arab2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Russian1.1%
Swiss1%
West Indian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Belizean0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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La Verne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91750
Phone Area Codes626,909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.15
Approximate Longitude-117.76

La Verne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationFONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Claremont35,827$117,175
Diamond Bar56,456$97,228
Montclair38,294$55,141
Pomona151,807$52,112
San Dimas34,109$92,686
Upland75,851$74,184

La Verne Public Schools

Afflerbaugh-paige Camp
6621 N. Stephens Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 91750
High
Total Enrollment 115
Bonita High
3102 D St.
ZIP: 91750
High
Total Enrollment 1968
J. Marion Roynon Elementary
2715 E St.
ZIP: 91750
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Oak Mesa Elementary
5200 Wheeler Ave.
ZIP: 91750
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Grace Miller Elementary
1629 Holly Oak St.
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
La Verne Heights Elementary
1550 Baseline Rd.
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 496

La Verne Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Schools
2990 Damien Ave
ZIP: 91750
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
Damien High School
2280 Damien Ave
ZIP: 91750
Secondary
Total Enrollment 961
Faith Lutheran High School
3960 Fruit St
ZIP: 91750
Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Haynes Education Center
233 W Baseline Rd
ZIP: 91750
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
Joan Macy School
1350 3rd St
ZIP: 91750
Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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