La Habra Heights, California

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La Habra Heights, California
City
City of La Habra Heights
Official seal of La Habra Heights, California
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Location of La Habra Heights in Los Angeles County, California
Location of La Habra Heights in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 33°57′50″N 117°57′10″W / 33.96389°N 117.95278°W / 33.96389; -117.95278Coordinates: 33°57′50″N 117°57′10″W / 33.96389°N 117.95278°W / 33.96389; -117.95278
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) December 4, 1978[1]
Government
 • Mayor Roy Francis[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 6.162 sq mi (15.958 km2)
 • Land 6.159 sq mi (15.950 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.05%
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,325
 • Density 860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 90631[4]
Area code(s) 562
FIPS code 06-39304
GNIS feature ID 1660854
Website http://www.la-habra-heights.org/

La Habra Heights is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 5,325 at the 2010 census, down from 5,712 at the 2000 census. La Habra Heights is a rural canyon community located on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties. The zoning is 1-acre (4,000 m2) lots with a variety of home and ranch style properties. La Habra Heights features open space, no sidewalks, no street lights and encouragement of animal husbandry. La Habra Heights has no commercial activity (stores, gas stations) with the exception of a small real estate office, plant nursery, private golf course and numerous home-based businesses.

Geography[edit]

La Habra Heights is located at 33°57′50″N 117°57′10″W / 33.96389°N 117.95278°W / 33.96389; -117.95278 (33.964012, -117.952837).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), over 99% of it land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, La Habra Heights has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that La Habra Heights had a population of 5,325. The population density was 864.3 people per square mile (333.7/km²). The racial makeup of La Habra Heights was 3,855 (72.4%) White (57.2% Non-Hispanic White),[8] 47 (0.9%) African American, 26 (0.5%) Native American, 841 (15.8%) Asian, 6 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 333 (6.3%) from other races, and 217 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,254 persons (23.5%).

The Census reported that 5,305 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 14 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0.1%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,805 households, out of which 542 (30.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,289 (71.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 123 (6.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 79 (4.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 33 (1.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 14 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 253 households (14.0%) were made up of individuals and 139 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94. There were 1,491 families (82.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.21.

The population was spread out with 1,019 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 470 people (8.8%) aged 18 to 24, 938 people (17.6%) aged 25 to 44, 1,862 people (35.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,036 people (19.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.6 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

There were 1,880 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.8/km²), of which 1,682 (93.2%) were owner-occupied, and 123 (6.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 4,955 people (93.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 350 people (6.6%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, La Habra Heights had a median household income of $119,605, with 2.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [9]

2000[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,713 people, 1,887 households, and 1,590 families residing in the city. The population density was 922.0 inhabitants per square mile (355.7/km²). There were 1,951 housing units at an average density of 314.9 per square mile (121.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.41% White, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 18.40% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 3.68% from two or more races. 13.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,887 households 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $101,080, and the median income for a family was $103,647. Males had a median income of $79,004 versus $41,981 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,258. About 2.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

La Habra Heights is located on the 1839 Rancho La Habra Mexican land grant made to Mariano Reyes Roldan. Roldan sold to rancho to Andres Pico who sold it to Abel Stearns. In 1900, Willits J. Hole acquired 3,500 acres (14.2 km2) that in 1919, he sold to Edwin G. Hart, who developed La Habra Heights.

Public safety[edit]

La Habra Heights has a Volunteer Fire Department housed in fire quarters behind City Hall on Hacienda Road. The Fire Department staffs a minimum of one Engine daily and a Paramedic Squad that provides ALS and BLS emergency medical services for its citizens, charging several hundred dollars per call, or free for those who pay for and are enrolled in the subscription program. A contract with American Medical Response has one dedicated BLS unit stationed at the Fire Station at all times for patient transport.Additionally the Mutual Aid agreement with Los Angeles County Fire lets LHHFD assist the surrounding communities on a as needed basis. There is an Automatic Aid agreement with a portion of the west end of La Habra Heights. Additional firefighting resources can be requested under the Mutual Aid provision of the State of California.[11][12] La Habra Heights contracts for law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's regional station in the City of Industry.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Industry Station in the City of Industry, serving La Habra Heights.[13]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Whittier Health Center in Whittier, serving La Habra Heights.[14]

Politics[edit]

La Habra Heights elects a City Council every four years. One of those City Council members is voted in as Mayor by the Council each year. Currently Council members are Mayor Brian Bergman, Mayor Pro-tem Michael Higgins, Council members Kyle Miller, Jane Williams, and Roy Francis. In the state legislature La Habra Heights is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Huff, and in the 60th Assembly District, represented by Republican Curt Hagman. Federally, La Habra Heights is located in California's 42nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10[15] and is represented by Republican Gary Miller.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The community has one park "The Park" located on Hacienda Road, which is the center of community events. Community organizations such as The La Habra Heights Improvement Association create family events for the community. The Parks & Recreation Commission also create family events for the community as well as oversee the park.

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