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Overview

Introduction to Sierra Madre, California

Sierra Madre, California is 1 mile NW of Arcadia, California and 13 miles NE of Los Angeles, California. It is in Los Angeles county. The city is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area. 

Sierra Madre History

Historical links connect the city of Sierra Madre with the old mountain resorts of the San Gabriel Mountains and Valley. The original inhabitants of the area were the Tongva Indians, and it was only in 1769 that the first Spanish settlers arrived in the region. The 1,103 acres that originally comprised the Sierra Madre area were purchased by Nathaniel Carter in February 1881. The following years saw a rapid growth of the city and on February 2, 1907, the city of Sierra Madre was officially incorporated by the first citywide election.

Sierra Madre and Nearby Attractions

  • Sierra Madre City Hall.
  • Sierra Madre Public Library.
  • Mount Oliva Passionist Fathers Home.
  • American Acrylic Aquariums.
  • Bailey Canyon Park.
  • Sierra Madre Cemetery.

Things To Do In Sierra Madre

One of the major attractions of Sierra Madre is the American Acrylic Aquariums. It is popular tourist destination and finds favor with both adults and children. The city's rich historical and cultural heritage is reflected in the city halls, public libraries and other memorial buildings. There are quite a few churches and cemeteries that one can visit to spend some quiet time. Parks like the Bailey Canyon Park, Wilderness Park, and the Mount Wilson Trail Park offer excellent amusement opportunities for kids and adults alike.

Sierra Madre Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport provides near-direct access to Sierra Madre.

Sierra Madre Higher Education

The city is served by Pasadena City College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,067
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+5,455
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.1%
Median Earnings25+$62,748
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$56,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,637

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,404
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$1,469
Median House Value$861,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.7%
English12.5%
Irish9.6%
Italian4.5%
Scottish4.3%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish2.4%
US/American1.9%
Arab1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Greek1.3%
Finnish1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Russian1%
Lebanese0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Palestinian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Australian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Basque0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
African0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Sierra Madre Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91024
P.O. Box Zip Codes91025
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.17
Approximate Longitude-118.05

Sierra Madre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance5 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
StationPASADENA
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance23.5 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
Arcadia57,755$99,266
Bradbury954$147,321
Duarte21,792$73,376
Monrovia37,090$80,879
San Marino13,324$159,662
Temple City36,084$75,245

Sierra Madre Public Libraries

Sierra Madre Public Library
440 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD.
Sierra Madre, California
(626) 355-4672

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Sierra Madre Public Schools

Sierra Madre Elementary
141 W. Highland Ave.
ZIP: 91024
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Sierra Madre Middle
160 N. Canon Ave.
ZIP: 91024
Middle
Total Enrollment 427

Sierra Madre Private Schools

Alverno High School
200 N Michillinda Ave
ZIP: 91024
Secondary
Total Enrollment 179
Bethany Christian School
93 N Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 91024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
Sierra Madre Community Nursery School
701 E Sierra Madre Blvd
ZIP: 91024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Rita School
322 N Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 91024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 274
The Gooden School
192 N Baldwin Ave
ZIP: 91024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
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