Introduction to San Gabriel, California

San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles E of Alhambra, California (center to center) and 8 miles E of Los Angeles, California. Asians and Hispanics comprise a large portion of the population. The city is named after the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, one of the initial Spanish Missions constructed in California. It's one of the first townships established in Los Angeles county.

San Gabriel History

The area was originally inhabited by the Tongva people. In 1771 Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was established. The mission had a primary role in the Spanish colonial society. A vast number of the initial Mexican settlers were baptized at the mission. The city was incorporated in 1913. The San Gabriel Valley was a prominent agricultural region, however, most of the valley has been developed and is regarded as a suburban area.

San Gabriel Attractions

  • Mission San Gabriel Arcangel is a California State Historical Landmark.
  • Ramona Museum.
  • San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.
  • The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish.
  • Hayes House is a small Victorian home.
  • San Gabriel Mission District.
  • The Grapevine Arbor features attractive Spanish architecture.
  • San Gabriel Historical Museum.
  • Valley Boulevard is known for its variety of ethnic shops and restaurants.
  • The San Gabriel Square Mall includes a large number of Chinese shops.
  • Salcido Store is part of the Historical Walk.
  • Plaza Park.

San Gabriel Activities

The nearby San Gabriel Mountains provide great opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the region's numerous quality courses.

San Gabriel Higher Education

Residents have opportunities for higher education at the region's Azusa Pacific University, California State University Los Angeles, Alliant International University, California Institute of Technology and other colleges.


Total Population 40,198
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 18,715
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,473
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,974


Median Family Income $55,466
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%


People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,269
Median House Value $590,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 1%
Irish 1.6%

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

San Gabriel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Alhambra, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91775, 91776
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91778
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.096
Longitude -118.105

San Gabriel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.4 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
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alhambra 84,782 $58,333
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671
Rosemead 54,615 $44,578
San Marino 13,353 $157,357
South Pasadena 25,999 $106,446
Temple City 36,079 $74,721

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

San Gabriel Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(626) 289-5454
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

Serves 1,735 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

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Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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Mission of San Gabriel. c1899.

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Mission of San Gabriel. c1899.

Mission of San Gabriel. c1899.

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