Gardena, California

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Population in 2014: 60,395 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 29,296  (48.5%)
Females: 31,099  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 90247.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,060 (it was $38,988 in 2000)
Gardena:

$47,060
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,156 (it was $17,263 in 2000)

Gardena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $341,400 (it was $173,000 in 2000)
Gardena:

$341,400
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $551,439; Detached houses: $586,622; Townhouses or other attached units: $430,826; In 2-unit structures: $538,009; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $423,149; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $428,884; Mobile homes: $89,129; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,622

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,114.

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  • Races in Gardena, CA (2013)

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    • 21,39735.7%Hispanic
    • 16,44127.4%Asian alone
    • 14,08423.5%Black alone
    • 6,11410.2%White alone
    • 1,7032.8%Two or more races
    • 1640.3%Other race alone
    • 1030.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 590.10%American Indian alone

Races in Gardena detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gardena: 136.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (3.9%), German (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.2%), Irish (1.2%), English (1.2%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 5.82 square miles.

Population density: 10,376 people per square mile   (high).

Gardena,CA real estate house value index trend

Gardena, California map

For population 25 years and over in Gardena:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardena city:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

19,984 residents are foreign born (15.5% Latin America, 14.1% Asia).

This city:

33.3%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,891 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,419 (0.4%)

Gardena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Long Beach, CA (10.6 miles , pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (13.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Alondra Park, CA (1.2 miles ), West Athens, CA (1.4 miles ), West Rancho Dominguez, CA (1.5 miles ), West Compton, CA (1.5 miles ), Lawndale, CA (1.6 miles ), Hawthorne, CA (1.7 miles ), Westmont, CA (1.8 miles ), Willowbrook, CA (1.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $208,000
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2000: 177 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2004: 101 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2007: 80 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,600
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $160,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.89 N, Longitude: 118.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,190 (+5.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,433 (12.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 310

Gardena household income distribution Gardena home values distribution

Property values in Gardena, CA


Crime rates in Gardena by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 5353853622001
per 100,000 8.45.08.25.013.28.35.110.23.43.40.00.01.7
Rapes 151713161381111911131610
per 100,000 25.128.221.426.621.513.318.718.815.418.521.726.816.6
Robberies 288269263295290287229216202139167144164
per 100,000 481.1446.2433.8490.7479.9478.7389.4368.5346.1233.5279.3241.2272.3
Assaults 31623820818219514812614813412910785101
per 100,000 527.8394.8343.1302.7322.7246.9214.2252.5229.6216.7178.9142.4167.7
Burglaries 526396531453407309306390271395297298335
per 100,000 878.6656.9875.8753.4673.5515.4520.3665.3464.4663.6496.6499.1556.2
Thefts 941850855715616703879830835789716726785
per 100,000 1,571.81,410.01,410.11,189.21,019.41,172.61,494.51,415.81,430.81,325.61,197.31,216.01,303.3
Auto thefts 401437438426492416382326340269308307269
per 100,000 669.8724.9722.4708.5814.2693.9649.5556.1582.6451.9515.0514.2446.6
Arson 7375898794778
per 100,000 11.75.011.58.313.215.013.611.915.46.711.711.713.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 474.6414.5416.7404.5414.0366.6340.1351.6311.9276.4266.4252.3264.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gardena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 120 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,351 (+10.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Gardena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gardena, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gardena-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 705% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 103.7 miles away from Gardena center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from Gardena center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gardena topographic map

Birthplace of: Joey Castillo - Rock drummer, Beau Bennett - Ice hockey player, Billy Warlock - Actor, Robert Woods (wide receiver) - College football player, Alondra Johnson - Player of and football, Aaron Norris - Film producer, Charlie Evans (American football) - Football player, Darryl Haley - Football player, Eddie Gray (racing driver) - Racing driver, Eugene Jeter - College basketball player (Portland Pilots).

Main business address for: ROTONICS MANUFACTURING INC/DE (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC).

Hospitals in Gardena:

  • ANGELS GARDEN ICF/DDH HOME (15319 SPINNING AVENUE)
  • DANIEL'S CARE CENTER (1117 WEST 164TH STREET)
  • LA CASA (15333 DAPHNE AVENUE)
  • LOOP HOME FOUNDATION, INC II (15918 DALTON ST)
  • MARIE'S PRIVATE QUARTERS III (2415 W 129TH STREET)
  • MATHARU ASSISTED LIVING # 2 (15335 CERISE AVENUE)
  • MATHARU ASSISTED LIVING #3 (2420 W 156TH STREET)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF GARDENA (Proprietary, 1145 W REDONDO BEACH BLVD)
  • SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, L P (1246 W 155TH ST)

Nursing Homes in Gardena:

  • AYER LAR SANITARIUM (16530 SOUTH BROADWAY)
  • CLEAR VIEW CONV CTR (15823 SO. WESTERN AVE.)
  • COMMUNITY HOSP OF GARDENA SNF (1246 WEST 155TH STREET)
  • GARDENA CONVALESCENT CENTER (14819 S. VERMONT)
  • GREENFIELD CARE CENTER OF GARDENA (16530 S BROADWAY STREET)
  • LAS FLORES CONV HOSP (14165 PURCHE AVE.)
  • ROSECRANS CARE CENTER (1140 WEST ROSECRANS AVENUE)
  • SOUTH BAY KEIRO NURSING HOME (15115 S VERMONT AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Gardena:

  • BEACH CITIES DIALYSIS-GARDENA (1045 W. REDONDO BEACH BLVD., SUITE 105)
  • PACIFIC GATEWAY DIALYSIS, LLC (1149 W. 190TH STREET, SUITE 1004)

Home Health Centers in Gardena:

  • ALL CARE ENTERPRISES, INC (1225 WEST 190TH STREET, SUITE 260)
  • MIRACLE HHA (1045 REDONDO BEACH BLVD STE 200)
  • PREMIER HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC (1225 WEST 190TH STREET)
  • SALCARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1159 W EL SEGUNDO BOULEVARD)
  • WISDOM HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC (16921 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE #219)

Amtrak stations near Gardena:

  • 11 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Gardena:

  • American Auto Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,795; Location: 661 West Redondo Beach Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ueicareers.com)
  • Everest College-Gardena (FT enrollment: 733; Location: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Boulevard, Suite 275; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/gardena)
  • Trinity Vocational Center (FT enrollment: 186; Location: 1149 W 190th St Ste 2000; Private, for-profit; Website: trinityvocational.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardena:

  • El Camino Community College District (about 2 miles; Torrance, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,952)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (about 3 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 3,247)
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (about 4 miles; Carson, CA; FT enrollment: 9,862)
  • El Camino College-Compton Center (about 6 miles; Compton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,506)
  • ICDC College (about 8 miles; Huntington Park, CA; FT enrollment: 2,621)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 8 miles; Wilmington, CA; FT enrollment: 5,285)
  • United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus (about 8 miles; Huntington Park, CA; FT enrollment: 5,151)

Public high schools in Gardena:

Private high schools in Gardena:

  • JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 647, Location: 14830 VAN NESS AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • PERSONAL COACHING SYSTEMS (Students: 45, Location: 17800 S MAIN ST STE 100, Grades: UG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Gardena:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gardena:

  • GARDENA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 340, Location: 1473 W 182ND ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • MARIA REGINA SCHOOL (Students: 209, Location: 13510 VAN NESS AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA SCHOOL (Students: 193, Location: 1003 W 163RD ST, Grades: 1-8)
  • SANIKU EAST WEST LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Students: 161, Location: 16110 LA SALLE AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • CROSS ROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 132, Location: 2818 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD, Grades: KG-8)
  • GARDENA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & PRESCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 16311 S WESTERN AVE, Grades: PK-3)
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Notable locations in Gardena: Gardena Mayme Dear Memorial Library (A), Gardena City Hall (B), Medreach Ambulance Service Gardena (C), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 159 (D), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 158 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gardena Gateway Shopping Center (1), Tozai Shopping Center (2), Pacific Square Shopping Center (3), Gardena Valley Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gardena include: True Worshiper of God Church (A), Los Angeles Church of Faith and Deliverance (B), Hollypark United Methodist Church (C), Maria Regina Catholic Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Bible Baptist Church (F), Church of Christ (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gardena include: Freeman Park (1), Recreation Park (2), Rowley Memorial Park (3), Thornburg Park (4), Bell Park (5), South Gardena Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Coleman Phil (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 16907 Brighton Avenue).

Hotels: Best Western Gardena Plaza Htl (15607 South Normandie Avenue), American Real Estate Magazine / Media7mall (14315 South Normandie Avenue Unit #400), Avenue Motel (14914 South Western Avenue).

Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 156. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

156
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.432. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.432
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.443. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.443
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 29.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00560. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00560
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 5.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.2% for other race residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gardena in 2010:

  • 631 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Gardena in 2000:

  • 509 people in nursing homes
  • 138 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 37 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other group homes

Gardena, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Gardena (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Gardena Albertsons Branch, 2501 W Rosecrans Avenue Branch, Artesia Blvd & Normandie Banking Cen. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Gardena Food 4 Less Branch, Redondo Beach Vons Branch, Gardena Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Gardena Main Branch at 1450 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1957/05/29; Main And Rosecrans Branch at 118 West Rosecrans Avenue, branch established on 1975/07/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: South Gardena Branch at 18200 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1970/04/15; Gardena Branch at 15800 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1955/10/03. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Gardena Branch at 18505 South Western Avenue, branch established on 1990/06/15; Gardena Branch at 1275 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1934/12/17. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • BBCN Bank: Gardena Branch at 1400 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1987/10/15; Gardena Branch at 1890 W. Redondo Beach Boulevard, branch established on 2005/08/30. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $5,170.7 mil, Deposits: $3,989.4 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Bbcn Bancorp, Inc.
  • California United Bank: South Bay Branch at 1025 West 190th St., Suite 100, branch established on 2010/11/15. Info updated 2011/01/11: Bank assets: $800.2 mil, Deposits: $690.8 mil, headquarters in Encino, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gardena Main Branch at 1221 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1969/12/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Hanmi Bank: Gardena Branch at 2001 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., branch established on 2000/12/15. Info updated 2010/04/01: Bank assets: $2,739.6 mil, Deposits: $2,377.7 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Hanmi Financial Corporation
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
California average:

15.4

Gardena travel time to work - commute Gardena mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Gardena:

(Gardena, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gardena city (based on Los Angeles County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,542,994275
Evangelical Protestant814,6113,249
Other451,5941,023
Mainline Protestant229,056860
Black Protestant112,338290
Orthodox63,51776
None4,604,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Los Angeles County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Los Angeles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gardena:

50.9%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gardena, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$79,177$59,3834$6,281
Other Government Administration 16$69,310$51,9831$3,304
Judicial and Legal 1$5,462$65,5440$0
Police Protection - Officers 83$711,427$102,8572$8,562
Police - Other 22$101,023$55,10331$58,139
Streets and Highways 16$90,291$67,7182$13,725
Welfare 26$73,041$33,71114$29,105
Health 3$10,255$41,0206$7,893
Solid Waste Management 2$9,997$59,9820$0
Sewerage 4$14,374$43,1220$0
Parks and Recreation 23$103,760$54,13643$50,750
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$10,484$62,9040$0
Transit 70$365,738$62,69830$111,647
Other and Unallocable 20$103,743$62,24613$24,622
Totals for Government 304$1,748,082$69,003146$314,028

Gardena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $154,000 ($2.55)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($1.04)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,812,000 ($195.58)
    Transit Utilities: $9,131,000 ($151.19)
    Fire Protection: $4,778,000 ($79.11)
    Health Services - Other: $2,389,000 ($39.56)
    Regular Highways: $2,142,000 ($35.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,992,000 ($32.98)
    Financial Administration: $1,942,000 ($32.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $809,000 ($13.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $676,000 ($11.19)
    Central Staff Services: $312,000 ($5.17)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($1.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,327,000 ($38.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $833,000 ($13.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($0.83)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($0.61)
    Central Staff: $26,000 ($0.43)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,356,000 ($337.05)

Gardena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $929,000 ($15.38)
    Sewerage: $833,000 ($13.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $269,000 ($4.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,284,000 ($21.26)
    Transit Utilities: $284,000 ($4.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $270,000 ($4.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,265,000 ($37.50)
    Interest Earnings: $969,000 ($16.04)
    Special Assessments: $475,000 ($7.86)
    Rents: $89,000 ($1.47)
    Property Sale Other: $28,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,138,000 ($35.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,585,000 ($92.47)
    General Support: $3,901,000 ($64.59)
    Highways: $1,095,000 ($18.13)
    Transit Utilities: $565,000 ($9.36)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,696,000 ($193.66)
    NEC: $8,069,000 ($133.60)
    Public Utilities: $5,035,000 ($83.37)
    Property: $3,568,000 ($59.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $380,000 ($6.29)

Gardena government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $38,780,000 ($642.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $36,245,000 ($600.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,535,000 ($41.97)

Gardena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $714,000 ($11.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,901,000 ($346.07)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,188,000 ($19.67)

3.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.18%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,133 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($47,619 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.34% ($34,625)
from Riverside County, CA  0.19% ($37,493)


3.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($921 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, CA  0.54% ($53,226 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.50% ($38,459)
to Riverside County, CA  0.28% ($43,924)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardena:

  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFOX (1650 AM; 10 kW; TORRANCE, CA; Owner: CHAGAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardena:

  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Gardena:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gardena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 34m112ftTotal length
  • $13,401,000Total costs
  • 109,839Total average daily traffic
  • 1,956Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gardena)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Gardena, CA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 290 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gardena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gardena)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED124$305,443153$241,914515$242,69733$166,40111$997,67849$232,3821$268,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$302,14825$269,48462$269,6699$122,5100$07$208,4941$16,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$281,22235$249,503318$289,97735$94,6032$1,150,00029$262,4101$42,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$287,87642$240,145135$265,2294$132,5051$840,00014$230,2390$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$278,13510$219,96552$293,9733$151,3500$03$205,9770$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Gardena, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$278,8706$313,932
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$317,6168$338,294
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$219,0675$285,734
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$231,3552$360,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gardena, California:

  • Crenshaw Holly Motel, 14605 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, California 90249 , Phone: (310) 675-2133
  • Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - South, 18602 S Vermont, Gardena, California 90248 , Phone: (310) 515-5139, Fax: (310) 515-5189
  • Rodeway Inn, 15607 S Normandie Ave, Gardena, California 90247 , Phone: (310) 516-8701, Fax: (310) 327-6943
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1390 W 186th St, Gardena, California 90248 , Phone: (310) 532-8200, Fax: (310) 532-6704
  • Carson Plaza Hotel, 111 W Albertoni St, Gardena, California 90248 , Phone: (310) 329-0651, Fax: (310) 329-2443
  • New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, California 90247 , Phone: (310) 327-5757, Fax: (310) 327-5370
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gardena, California
Most common first names in Gardena, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37173.8 years
William29272.3 years
Mary28777.1 years
James27571.0 years
George24774.2 years
Robert21969.4 years
Charles19172.9 years
Frank15276.2 years
Joseph14175.0 years
Helen12978.2 years
Most common last names in Gardena, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13074.0 years
Johnson10673.4 years
Lee10175.0 years
Williams8771.4 years
Brown8373.1 years
Jones7973.2 years
Davis6572.6 years
Jackson6267.5 years
Miller6175.5 years
Kim5976.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Gardena, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Just Tires1
99 Cents Only Stores1KFC1
Albertsons1Kroger2
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins3Long John Silver's1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Burger King2McDonald's6
CVS1Nike6
Carl\s Jr.1Nissan1
Church's Chicken2Penske1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
DHL3Quiznos2
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza2Safeway1
El Pollo Loco1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Skechers USA1
FedEx9Starbucks3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway5
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Haworth1U-Haul6
Home Depot1UPS9
HomeTown Buffet1Vans1
Honda1Vons1
IHOP1Walgreens1
Jack In The Box3Wendy's1
Jamba Juice1YMCA1
Jones New York1

Gardena compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Gardena on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Korea (population 500+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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