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La Habra

City of La Habra

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Orange County
      City: 
    La Habra
      County all: 
    Orange | Los Angeles
      County FIPS: 
    06059 | 06037
      Coordinates: 
    33°55′55″N 117°56′46″W
      Area total: 
    7.56 sq mi (19.58 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.55 sq mi (19.57 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
      Elevation: 
    299 ft (91 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated January 20, 1925
  •   Latitude: 
    33,9314
      Longitude: 
    -117,9524
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    90631
      GMAP: 

    La Habra, Orange County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    4,132
      Population density: 
    8,010.72 residents per square mile of area (3,092.78/km²)
      Household income: 
    $59,762
      Households: 
    18,641
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.75%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

La Habra (archaic spelling of La Abra, Spanish for 'The Opening') is a city in the northwestern corner of Orange County, California, United States. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 60,239. A related city, La Habra Heights, is located to the north of the city, and is in Los Angeles County. The city was incorporated under general law on January 20, 1925, and was the largest avocado center in Southern California at the time. It is bordered by Brea on the north, Fullerton on the south and southeast, La Mirada on the west and southwest, East Whittier on the northwest, and a small section of unincorporated LA County on the northeast. According to the Köppen climate classification, Lahabra has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, Csa on climate maps. Law enforcement is provided by the La Haba Police Department, which in 2008 employed about 70 officers. From 2004 to 2008, they ranked third in the number of officer-involved shootings among twenty Orange County municipal police departments. One case among these, the 2007 death of Michael Cho, resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city which was settled in September 2010 for $250,000. The 'Hass' avocado mother tree was planted by Rudolph Hass in the 1920s. The fruit from this tree has since become one of the most popular avocado cultivars worldwide, but succumbed to root rot in 2002. The La Habo Stakes, run since 1973 at the Santa Anita Park Thoroughbred race track, is named for the city.

History

La Habra is the primary city name, but also La Habra Heights, La Habra Hgts are acceptable city names or spellings, La Habra Hts on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of La Habra. La Habra was founded in 1896. The city was incorporated under general law on January 20, 1925, with a population of 3,000. The first post office in the town was established in 1898 in a corner of Coy's Store at Central (now La Habra Boulevard) and Euclid Street. The 'Hass' avocado mother tree was planted by Rudolph Hass in the 1920s. The fruit from this tree has since become one of the most popular avocado cultivars worldwide. In 2008, the city's police department employed about 70 officers and ranked third in the number of officer-involved shootings among twenty Orange County municipal police departments. The La Haba Stakes, run since 1973 at the Santa Anita Park Thoroughbred race track, is named for the city. Although the city lies within Orange County, it contracts with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for EMS and fire protection. The 2007 death of Michael Cho, resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city which was settled in September 2010 for $250,000 and is known as the 'Cho case' The city is located in Southern California's Central Coast region, just south of the city of Los Angeles and north of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located on the California Turnpike, which runs from Los Angeles to San Francisco. It was once part of Alta California, when the area was part of the Alta-California region and was known as "Rancho Cañada de la Habra".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19 km²), with 0.08% covered by water. It is bordered by La Habra Heights on the north, Brea on the east, Fullerton on the south and southeast, La Mirada on the west and southwest, Whittier on the northwest, and a small unnamed section of unincorporated Los Angeles County on the northeast. According to the Köppen climate classification, La Haba has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, Csa on climate maps. The city is located in the San Fernando Valley, which is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, with a population of more than 1.2 million. The population of the city was 1.3 million in the 2010 Census, and is expected to rise to 1.4 million by the end of the year. The town is located on the banks of the Santa Catalina River, which flows into the San Francisco Bay. The San Fernando River runs through the city, and the city is on the San Gabriel River. It also runs through a small section of the City of Los Angeles, which was once part of the San Luis Obispo County. The area was once known as the "City of L.A." and is now known as "La Habra" The city was founded in the early 1900s. It was named after the city's founder, who was born in the area.

Demographics

At the 2010 census, La Habra had a population of 60,239. The racial makeup of the city was 35,147 (58.3%) White (30.2% non-Hispanic White), 1,025 (1.7%) African American, 5,653 (9.4%) Asian, 103 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 15,224 (25.3) from other races, and 2,556 (4.2) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 34,449 persons (57.2%). The census reported that 59,899 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households. About 33,609 people (55.8%) lived in owner-occupied housing units, and 26,290 people (43.6%) live in rental housing units. The median household income was $47,652, and the median family income is $60,954. The population density averaged 8,045.8 inhabitants per square mile (3,106.4/km²). The 19,441 housing units had an average density of 2,652.3/sq mi (1,024.1/ km²). About 49.0% of people in the city were Hispanics or Latino of any Race. The average household size was 3.16, and there were 14,310 families (75.4%), with the average family size of 3.58. The age distribution was 16,062 people under 18, 6,353 people (10.5%) 18 to 24, 17,349 (28.8) 25 to 44, 13,926 people (23.1%) 45 to 64, and 6,549 people (10.9%) who were 65 or older.

Economy

According to the city's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald's, and Starbucks. The city's unemployment rate is 3.7 percent. The unemployment rate for the city as a whole is 4.1 percent. In the city, the unemployment rate has been at 3.8 percent for the last three years. The economy is the second-largest in the country, after the U.S., according to the 2009 Comprehensive annual financial report. The top employers are: Starbucks, Coca- coffee, Pepsi, McDonalds, Starbucks, and other fast food chains. The number of people employed by the city is 1.2 million. The average salary is $50,000. The median household income is $44,000, according to 2009 Comprehensive annually financial report, and the city has a high unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. It is the highest in the state. The highest rate of employment is in the construction industry, which employs 1.3 percent of the city. The lowest rate of unemployment is among construction workers, who make up 1.4 percent of city residents. The U.N. has the highest unemployment rate, at 2.7 per cent. The state's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. It has the lowest unemployment rates, at 1.8 per cent, and is the third-highest in the nation. In 2008, the city had the highest percentage of employment in the private sector, with 1.6 percent.

Government

La Habra's mayor is rotated among current city council members. Current council members include Rose Espinoza, James Gomez, Steve Simonian and Daren Nigsarian. The mayor as of 2022 is Jose Medrano. La Habra is in California's 39th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of EVEN and is currently represented by Republican Young Kim. Of the 27,439 registered voters, 10,369 were registered Democrats, 8,745 were registered Republicans, and 7,150 have declined to state a political party/are independents. In the California State Legislature, La Haba is in the 29th Senate District, represented by Democrat Josh Newman, and in the 55th Assembly District,represented by Republican Phillip Chen. The city is located in the Central Coast region of California and is located on the San Diego-Orange County line. The town has a population of about 20,000. It is located near the town of Lompoc, which is in San Diego County and is on the northern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area. The community is known for its large Hispanic population and many Latino residents. It also has a small percentage of African-Americans, with about 10% of the population being Hispanic or Latino. The majority of the city's residents live in the central part of the town, near the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Catalina Mountains, which are in the north and east of the community. The area has a high percentage of Hispanic residents, with more than 80% of its residents being Hispanic.

Education

La Habra is mainly served by the La Habra City School District for elementary and middle-school students and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Some residents are redirected to other school districts closer to homes of some residents. The city is also home to the Whittier Christian High School, which is a private school for high school students. The town is located in the San Diego County, California, U.S. section of Los Angeles County. It has a population of 1.2 million people (as of the 2010 census) and is located on the west side of the San Diego River. It is in the eastern part of the county, near the border with San Diego and the California City of Los Angeles. La Habra is located near the town of Fullerton and the city of La Havra, in the north side of the City of Fullerton and in the west side of the city of San Gonzalo Perez Pico Ponente Pueblo Pleasant City. The city's school districts are: Brea Olinda Unified School District, Lowell Joint School District, Full erton Joint Union High School District and Sonora High District. The City of La  Habra is also home to the town's only private school, Whittiers Christian High School, which is located in the north.

Transportation

Though La Habra has no freeways and three California state highways, SR 39, SR 90, and SR 72 serve the city. The four major thoroughfares include Whittier Boulevard, Beach Boulevard, Imperial Highway, and Harbor Boulevard. Idaho Street, Euclid Street, and Palm Street are local northsouth arterials. La Haba Boulevard and Lambert Road are local westeast arterial. The city is located in the San Diego County region of California and is located near the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Catalina Mountains. The town has a population of about 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in the southern part of the city and the northern portion of the town in the northern part. The majority of residents live in the city's southern neighborhoods, which are known as the "La Habra Hills" The city's central business district is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and is known as "The City of the Hills" It is located on the San Andreas Fault, which runs through the town's southern portion. The San Gabriel River flows through the city, and runs into the San Fernando River, which flows into the Santa Ana River. It is the only major waterway in the town, and it is the main source of drinking water for the area. The waterway was built in the early 1900s and was originally called the "Beach Waterway" It was later renamed the "Whittier River" and later the "Bar Harbor River".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in La Habra, Orange County, California = 4.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 65. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in La Habra = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 4,132 individuals with a median age of 34 age the population grows by 2.03% in La Habra, Orange County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 8,010.72 residents per square mile of area (3,092.78/km²). There are average 3.19 people per household in the 18,641 households with an average household income of $59,762 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.06%. The number of physicians in La Habra per 100,000 population = 253.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in La Habra = 12.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 30. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 275. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 47.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 56, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in La Habra, Orange County, California which are owned by the occupant = 54.85%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $296,500 and home appreciation of -8.72%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,721 per student. There are 21.7 students for each teacher in the school. 6.44% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.63% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.72% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • La Habra's population in Orange County, California of 2,070 residents in 1900 has increased 2-fold to 4,132 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.19% female residents and 49.81% male residents live in La Habra, Orange County, California.

    As of 2020 in La Habra, Orange County, California are married and the remaining 43.18% are single population.

  • 31.8 minutes is the average time that residents in La Habra require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.27% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.57% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.23% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.92% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in La Habra, Orange County, California, 54.85% are owner-occupied homes, another 41.95% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.20% are vacant.

  • The 43.74% of the population in La Habra, Orange County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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