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Overview

Introduction to San Dimas, California

San Dimas, California, in Los Angeles county, is 4 miles NW of Pomona, California (center to center) and 19 miles N of Anaheim, California. It's situated in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and is regarded as a Los Angeles suburb. San Dimas is approximately 35 miles away from the Pacific ocean. The commercial district has kept an old western appearance with old-fashioned looking store fronts and wooden sidewalks.

San Dimas History

The Gabrieleno Indians were the initial occupants. In 1774 Juan Bautista De Anza entered the region while traveling from Mexico to Monterey. Development began in the early 1800s while it was named Mud Springs. In 1887 the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad created a land boom. The San Jose Ranch Company laid out the streets. San Dimas became a thriving agricultural community and oranges were the primary crop. It became a prominent shipping center for the region's citrus growers.

San Dimas Area Attractions

The Irwindale Speedway is nearby. The county offers the Arboretum of Los Angeles, Descano Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Los Angeles Zoo and numerous other attractions.

San Dimas Activities

The popular Raging Waters is located in San Dimas. The city includes numerous parks for outdoor activities including, Frank G. Bonelli Regional, Ladera Serra, Loma Vista and Via Verde parks. Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood are nearby. For recreational opportunities, the county offers the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Padres National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest. Venice Beach, the Santa Monica pier and Griffith Park are popular county destinations. The region's Castaic Lake Recreational Area, is available for water skiing and swimming.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,109
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+15,519
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$48,258
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,226

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,686
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,599
Median House Value$481,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52%
English7.3%
Irish7%
Italian5.5%
Arab2.6%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
African1%
Scottish1%
Russian1%
Lebanese0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Nigerian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
US/American0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Iraqi0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
German0.2%
New Zealand0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
South African0.1%
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San Dimas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91773
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.1
Approximate Longitude-117.81

San Dimas 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
Distance2.8 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)
Distance16.6 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
Distance16.8 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
Covina48,539$74,552
Diamond Bar56,456$97,228
Glendora51,285$88,493
La Verne32,078$97,656
Pomona151,807$52,112

San Dimas Hospitals

San Dimas Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
1350 West Covina Boulevard

San Dimas Public Schools

Adult Transition Program
800 W. Covina Blvd.
ZIP: 91773
Other
Allen Avenue Elementary
740 E. Allen Ave.
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Arma J. Shull Elementary
825 N. Amelia
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Chaparral High (continuation)
121 W. Allen Ave.
ZIP: 91773
High
Total Enrollment 87
Fred Ekstrand Elementary
400 N. Walnut Ave.
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Gladstone Elementary
1314 W. Gladstone
ZIP: 91773
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Lone Hill Middle
700 S. Lone Hill
ZIP: 91773
Middle
Total Enrollment 946
Ramona Middle
3490 Ramona Ave.
ZIP: 91773
Middle
Total Enrollment 1406
Rockey, Glenn Camp
1900 N. Sycamore Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 91773
High
Total Enrollment 44
San Dimas High
800 W. Covina Blvd.
ZIP: 91773
High
Total Enrollment 1363
Vista (alternative)
127 W. Allen Ave.
ZIP: 91773
Other
Total Enrollment 34

San Dimas Private Schools

Arrow Montessori School Of San Dimas
818 W Gladstone St
ZIP: 91773
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Canyon View School
762 Cypress St
ZIP: 91773
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 146
Childrens Montessori Center Of Via Verde
1190 Via Verde
ZIP: 91773
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Holy Name Of Mary Elementary School
124 S San Dimas Canyon Rd
ZIP: 91773
Elementary
Total Enrollment 312
Kindercare Learning Center
455 E Foothill Blvd
ZIP: 91773
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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