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Overview

Introduction to Rosemead, California

The California city of Rosemead is located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, only 11 miles east of Los Angeles. Situated just off Interstate I-10, the city is easily accessible to a variety of other Los Angeles area highways including Interstates I-5, I-605 and I-710. Nearby communities include Temple City (to the north), El Monte (to the east), South San Gabriel (to the south) and Monterey Park (to the west).

Rosemead History

Following the Mexican-American War and the transfer of California sovereignty to the United States, Anglo-American immigration began to flow to the San Gabriel Valley area. Beginning in the mid-19th century, early pioneers settled in the region and among these was Leonard J. Rose and his wife Amanda, who bred and trained horses for a living. Rose established a large ranch which he named "Rose's Meadow," later shortened to "Rosemeade" and finally to "Rosemead," which would become the city's name. For decades, the community was populated with a large array of small truck farms and chicken and rabbit ranches. By the time of Rosemead's incorporation in 1959, the area had begun a transformation from quiet pastoral lands to what it is today: a bustling city replete with businesses, industries, shops and lots of people.

Rosemead Area Attractions

A visitor to Rosemead is in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and has easy access to the full array of Los Angeles attractions, as well as those of Orange County and other areas of Southern California. Within the Rosemead city limits is the Whittier Narrows Golf Course, whose generous greens, wide fairways and well-maintained landscaping attract golfers from around the area. Cultural sites nearby include the American Military Museum. Located in neighboring El Monte's Heritage Park, the museum features exhibits from all branches of the U.S. armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines and the Air Force. Also in El Monte is the Chinese Cultural Center, established in 1992 and dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture and knowledge.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,507
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+23,437
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$24,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,585
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,150
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone12.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,206
Median House Value$455,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)88.5%
Italian1%
German0.8%
Irish0.5%
English0.5%
French Except Basque0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Rosemead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91770
Company Zip Codes91771, 91772
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.06
Approximate Longitude-118.08

Rosemead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance2.1 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
StationPASADENA
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alhambra84,866$59,682
El Monte115,665$42,643
Monterey Park61,001$60,485
San Gabriel40,200$58,318
South El Monte20,566$48,086
Temple City36,084$75,245

Rosemead Hospitals

Bhc Alhambra Hospital
(Proprietary)
4619 Rosemead Boulevard
Silver Lake Medical Center-ingleside Campus
(Proprietary)
7500 East Hellman Avenue

Rosemead Public Schools

Bitely (arlene) Elementary
7501 E. Fern Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Emerson (ralph Waldo) Elementary
7544 E. Emerson Pl.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Emma W. Shuey Elementary
8472 E. Wells St.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Encinita Elementary
4515 N. Encinita Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Garvey (richard) Intermediate
2720 N. Jackson Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
Mildred B. Janson Elementary
8628 E. Marshall
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Muscatel Middle
4201 N. Ivar Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Middle
Total Enrollment 595
Rice (eldridge) Elementary
2150 N. Angelus Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Rosemead High
9063 E. Mission Dr.
ZIP: 91770
High
Total Enrollment 1827
Sanchez (george I.) Elementary
8470 E. Fern Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Savannah Elementary
3720 N. Rio Hondo Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Temple (roger W.) Intermediate
8470 E. Fern Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Middle
Total Enrollment 446
Willard (frances E.) Elementary
3152 N. Willard Ave.
ZIP: 91770
Primary
Total Enrollment 487

Rosemead Private Schools

Berean Christian School
8618 Mission Dr
ZIP: 91770
Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
Don Bosco Technical Institute
1151 San Gabriel Blvd
ZIP: 91770
Secondary
Total Enrollment 461
Logsdon School
7600 Graves Ave
ZIP: 91770
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Rosemead Education Center
2662 Walnut Grove Ave
ZIP: 91770
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Sunshine Educational Center
3107 Gladys Ave
ZIP: 91770
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Top Kids
2608 New Ave
ZIP: 91770
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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