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Overview

Introduction to Signal Hill, California

Signal Hill, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NE of Long Beach, California

Signal Hill History

Signal Hill was named after the hill where oil was discovered on June 23, 1921. The Tongva Indians originally used the area for signal fires. Signal Hill was incorporated as a city on April 22, 1924. Jessie Nelson became the first mayor of the city and eventually became the first female mayor of California.

Signal Hill and Nearby Attractions

  • Sunset County Beach.
  • Queen Mary Museum.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • Cerritos Regional County Park.
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
  • Long Beach Museum of Art.

Things To Do In Signal Hill

The Aquarium of the Pacific, the RMS Queen Mary and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are all accessible from Signal Hill. Those interested in the area's history can visit the Museum of Latin American Art, the Banning Residence Museum or the Long Beach Museum of Art. The Sunset County Beach and the Cerritos Regional County Park are nearby as well.

Signal Hill Transportation

Los Angeles International is nearby.

Signal Hill Higher Education

Long Beach City College and California State University-Long Beach are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,404
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens8%
Employed Population 16+5,811
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.8%
Median Earnings25+$45,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,731
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,750
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,217
Median House Value$446,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.8%
English5.4%
Irish4.5%
German3.5%
Italian2%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
US/American0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
British0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Signal Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90755, 90807
Phone Area Codes562,657,714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.8
Approximate Longitude-118.16

Signal Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationMONTEBELLO
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hawaiian Gardens14,468$36,250
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Long Beach469,793$61,528
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382
Paramount54,941$49,543
Seal Beach24,510$102,311

Signal Hill Public Libraries

Signal Hill Public Library
1770 E. HILL ST.
Signal Hill, California
(562) 989-7323

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Signal Hill Public Schools

Burroughs Elementary
1260 E. 33rd St.
ZIP: 90755
Primary
Signal Hill Elementary
2285 Walnut Ave.
ZIP: 90755
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Alvarado Elementary
1900 E. 21st St.
ZIP: 90755
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Jessie Nelson Academy
1951 Cherry Ave.
ZIP: 90755
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
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