Avocado Heights, California

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Avocado Heights
Census-designated place
Location of Avocado Heights in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Avocado Heights in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°2′19″N 118°0′16″W / 34.03861°N 118.00444°W / 34.03861; -118.00444Coordinates: 34°2′19″N 118°0′16″W / 34.03861°N 118.00444°W / 34.03861; -118.00444
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Area[1]
 • Total 2.842 sq mi (7.359 km2)
 • Land 2.706 sq mi (7.008 km2)
 • Water 0.136 sq mi (0.351 km2)  4.77%
Elevation[2] 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,411
 • Density 5,400/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91746
Area code(s) 626
FIPS code 06-03344
GNIS feature ID 1724314

Avocado Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It lies in the San Gabriel Valley, near Puente Hills. On the northern border lies the unincorporated community of West Puente Valley; on the eastern border the City of Industry. A thin strip of the City of Industry runs to the south, and the Pomona Freeway and the Puente Hills are further south. To the west is the San Gabriel River and the San Gabriel River Freeway, as well as the California Country Club. Avocado Heights is approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center. The population was 15,411 at the 2010 census, up from 15,148 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Avocado Heights is located at 34°2′19″N 118°0′16″W / 34.03861°N 118.00444°W / 34.03861; -118.00444 (34.038610, −118.004575),[3] or about three miles (5 km) southeast of El Monte.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2). 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land, and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.77%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Avocado Heights is classified as Hot Summer Mediterranean climate. Avocado Heights climate is characterized by its warm winters and very hot summers. It gets a sheilding effect from nearby hills to the south of it which keeps it warmer than other cities nearby. Avocado heights enjoys the hot and sunny climate that is characteristic to these regions of Los Angeles.

Climate data for Avocado Heights, California (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 72
(22)
73
(23)
76
(24)
80
(27)
84
(29)
90
(32)
95
(35)
96
(36)
95
(35)
85
(29)
79
(26)
72
(22)
83.1
(28.3)
Average low °F (°C) 49
(9)
50
(10)
52
(11)
54
(12)
59
(15)
63
(17)
65
(18)
67
(19)
65
(18)
60
(16)
53
(12)
49
(9)
57.2
(13.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.78
(96)
3.53
(89.7)
2.66
(67.6)
.93
(23.6)
.33
(8.4)
.06
(1.5)
.01
(0.3)
.03
(0.8)
.18
(4.6)
.30
(7.6)
1.21
(30.7)
2.43
(61.7)
16.43
(417.3)
Source: [5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 9,810
1980 11,721 19.5%
1990 14,232 21.4%
2000 15,148 6.4%
2010 15,411 1.7%

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Avocado Heights had a population of 15,411. The population density was 5,423.8 people per square mile (2,094.1/km²). The racial makeup of Avocado Heights was 8,564 (55.6%) White (7.8% Non-Hispanic White),[7] 136 (0.9%) African American, 107 (0.7%) Native American, 1,359 (8.8%) Asian, 13 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 4,726 (30.7%) from other races, and 506 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12,648 persons (82.1%).

The Census reported that 15,332 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 79 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 3,813 households, out of which 1,900 (49.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,351 (61.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 622 (16.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 331 (8.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 205 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 23 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 368 households (9.7%) were made up of individuals and 181 (4.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.02. There were 3,304 families (86.7% of all households); the average family size was 4.16.

The population was spread out with 4,210 people (27.3%) under the age of 18, 1,676 people (10.9%) aged 18 to 24, 4,277 people (27.8%) aged 25 to 44, 3,575 people (23.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,673 people (10.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.7 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

There were 3,922 housing units at an average density of 1,380.3 per square mile (532.9/km²), of which 2,934 (76.9%) were owner-occupied, and 879 (23.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.1%. 11,422 people (74.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,910 people (25.4%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Avocado Heights had a median household income of $72,825, with 15.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[7]

2000[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[8] the population was 15,148, with 3,758 households, and 3,280 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,675.7 inhabitants per square mile (2,190.5/km²). There were 3,839 housing units at an average density of 1,438.4 per square mile (555.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 51.43% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 9.12% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 33.06% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. 77.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,758 households, 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.7% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.00 and the average family size was 4.16.

The age range was 30.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,712, and the median income for a family was $48,939. Males had a median income of $30,837 versus $26,481 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,570. About 13.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the state legislature, Avocado Heights is located in the 24th Senate District, represented by Democrat Gloria Romero, and in the 57th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ian Calderon.[9]

In the United States House of Representatives, Avocado Heights is in California's 32nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer File - Places - California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Avocado Heights". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Avocado-Heights-California.html city-data.com
  5. ^ "Average Weather for - Temperature and Precipitation". weather.com. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Avocado Heights CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0603344.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "California's 32nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.