Gardena, California

Los Angeles County


Gardena is a city in Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California, United States, with 60,300 inhabitants ( 2004). Gardena was originally part of Rancho San Pedro, the fief, the Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 by King Charles III. obtained.

The nickname of the city The City of Opportunity was adopted in 2006. The former motto The City Freeway was referring to the near Gardena for intersection of Freeway 405, 110, and 91 of them but none runs through the urban area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of ​​15.1 km ², consisting solely of the country.


At the time of the census of 2000, there were 57 746 people Gardena city. The population density was 3830.9 people per km ². There were 21 041 residential units, an average of 1395.9 per km ². The population consisted of Gardenas 23.82 % White, 25.99 % African American, 0.64% Native American, 26.82 % Asian, 0.73 % Pacific Islander, 16.94 % reported other races to belong and 5.05 % from two or more races. 31.82 % of the population to be Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Residents Gardenas distributed to 20,324 households out of which 33.5 % were living in children under 18 years. 44.5 % married couples living together, 18.1 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0 % were non-families. 25.5% of households were made ​​up of individuals and someone lived in 8.2 % of all households aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size is 3.38 people.

The city population was spread out with 25.8 % under the, 8.7 % 18 -24- year-old, 32.3 % 25 -44- year-old, 20.9% 45-64 year olds and 12.4 % under the age of 65 years or more. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. In the over -18s accounted for 100 women 91.4 males.

The median household income in Gardena was 38 988 U.S. dollars, and the median family income reached the level of 44 906 U.S. dollars. The average income of men was 32 ​​951 U.S. dollars, compared to 29,908 U.S. dollars for women. The per capita income in Gardena was 17,263 U.S. dollars. 15.7 % of the population and 12.3% of families had affected an income below the poverty line, including 22.3 % of minors and 10.1 % of those age 65 or over.


The legislation is California Gardena is located in the 25th constituency of the Senate and is represented by Democrat Edward Vincent, and in the 51st electoral district of the assembly where the constituency by the Democrats Curren D. Price Jr. is represented. At the federal level Gardena is located in the 35th Congressional District of California and is represented by Democrat Maxine Waters.

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