La Verne, California
|La Verne, California|
|— City —|
|City of La Verne|
|Los Angeles County, California|
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||September 11, 1906|
|• Mayor||Don Kendrick|
|• Total||8.562 sq mi (22.175 km2)|
|• Land||8.430 sq mi (21.834 km2)|
|• Water||0.132 sq mi (0.341 km2) 1.54%|
|Elevation||1,060 ft (323 m)|
|• Density||3,600/sq mi ( 1,400/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1660868|
The history of this area dates back to the 1830s when Ygnacio Palomares received the 15,000-acre (61 km2) Rancho San Jose land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837. The land included the present day cities Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas, Glendora, and La Verne. The adobe which Palomares built in 1837 is still preserved in Pomona as La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose (The First House). Palomares soon moved a mile or so northeast and constructed the Palomares Adobe. He ensured that a nephew, Jose Dolores Palomares, secured a tract of land a mile west. In the mid-1880s, entrepreneur Isaac W. Lord purchased a tract of Jose Palomares' land and convinced the Santa Fe Railroad company to run its line across towards Los Angeles. Lord had the land surveyed for building lots and in 1887 had a large land sale, naming the new town 'Lordsburg' after himself. He also had a large Lordsburg Hotel constructed, but the land boom was over by the time it was completed. It sat empty for several years, until sold to four members of the German Baptist Brethren Church, who persuaded others of that denomination that it would be an excellent site for a new institution of higher learning. Lordsburg College was founded in 1891. In 1906 the town was incorporated. Residents grew field crops, then began planting citrus trees, which flourished. Lordsburg became known as the "Heart of the Orange Empire." The city of La Verne flourished as a center of the citrus industry until after World War II, when the citrus industry slowly faded away. Today the last two orange groves are on the grounds of the La Verne Mansion and Heritage Park.
La Verne is a suburb 30 miles (48 km) east of Los Angeles. It lies on the northwest edge of the Pomona valley at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2 kilometres}. 2 Kilometres of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.55%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that La Verne had a population of 31,063. The population density was 3,628.0 people per square mile (1,400.8/km²). The racial makeup of La Verne was 23,057 (74.2%) White, 1,065 (3.4%) African American, 265 (0.9%) Native American, 2,381 (7.7%) Asian, 61 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 2,822 (9.1%) from other races, and 1,412 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9,635 persons (31.0%).
The Census reported that 30,387 people (97.8% of the population) lived in households, 501 (1.6%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 175 (0.6%) were institutionalized.
There were 11,261 households, out of which 3,582 (31.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 6,286 (55.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,438 (12.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 489 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 420 (3.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 74 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,517 households (22.4%) were made up of individuals and 1,429 (12.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 8,213 families (72.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.16.
The population was spread out with 6,605 people (21.3%) under the age of 18, 3,106 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 6,678 people (21.5%) aged 25 to 44, 9,417 people (30.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 5,257 people (16.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.9 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
There were 11,686 housing units at an average density of 1,364.9 per square mile (527.0/km²), of which 8,388 (74.5%) were owner-occupied, and 2,873 (25.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.4%. 22,995 people (74.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 7,392 people (23.8%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,638 people, 11,070 households, and 8,346 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,805.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,470.0/km²). There were 11,286 housing units at an average density of 1,357.6 per square mile (524.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.06% White, 3.21% African American, 0.64% Native American, 7.20% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 7.42% from other races, and 4.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.12% of the population.
There were 11,070 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
As of 2007, the median income for a household in the city was $75,444, and the median income for a family was $87,915. The per capita income for the city was $31,689. About 2.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure 
La Verne is located in the 2nd district of Los Angeles County, and is represented by supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. In the state legislature La Verne is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Huff, and in the 59th Assembly District, represented by Republican Anthony Adams. Federally, La Verne is located in California's 26th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +4 and is represented by Republican David Dreier.
The University of La Verne is located on 3rd Street in La Verne. Bonita High School is located on D Street. Lutheran High School is located on Fruit Street. Damien High School is a Catholic boy's school located at the intersection of Damien and Bonita Avenues. Calvary Baptist Schools are located at the intersection of Damien Avenue. and Forestdale Street.
Notable people 
- Jessica Alba - actress, Bonita High School alumna, class of 1997
- Ewell Blackwell - Major League Baseball pitcher, Bonita High School alumnus
- Freddie Brown - National Football League wide receiver
- Krissy Carlson - actress and model
- Noah Clarke - professional hockey player formerly of the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils organizations
- Glenn Davis - famous American football player, Bonita High School alumnus, class of 1943
- Evan Ellingson - actor
- Jeffrey Garcia - comedian, radio DJ, has a house in La Verne
- Sugar Shane Mosley - professional boxer, lives in La Verne
- Jason David Frank - actor, MMA Fighter, Bonita High School alumni
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- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
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- "Pomona Health Centre." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 27, 2010.
||San Gabriel Mountains||San Gabriel Mountains||San Gabriel Mountains|
|Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park & Brackett Field||Pomona||Pomona|