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Gateway Cities Census Data




Description: Incorporated on May 29, 1959, the City of Artesia was founded in an area of rich soil above a system of artesian wells. Located about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the city became home to farm families. The first chief crop was grapes, although dairy herds were moved into the area in the 1920s.

Dutch and Portuguese immigrants came to Artesia in the early 1900s, beginning one of the largest milking industry areas in Southern California. Today, the city’s population continues to increase.The multicultural nature of the community is reflected in the small shops and eateries. The city continues its business development and beautification projects.

  1990 2000 2010
Population 15, 464 16, 380 16, 522
Percent of Los Angeles County Population 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
Median Age   33.9 38.2
Number of Households 4, 394 4, 470 4, 535
Unemployment Rate 6.63% 6.18% 9.20%
Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)   $73, 619 $70,034
Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars) $63, 980 $58, 244 $56,777



Artesia Educational Attainment Graph


Artesia Annual Household Income Graph


Artesia Population by Race & Ethnicity 1990


Artesia Population by Race & Ethnicity 2000


Artesia Population by Race & Ethnicity 2010