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Gateway Cities Census Data

Hawaiian Gardens



Description: Hawaiian Gardens’ name is said to have originated from a bamboo hut-style fruit stand in the area that was a popular stop for travelers in the 1920s. One visitor said it looked like a Hawaiian garden and the name stuck. In recent history, the city has developed homes and businesses and continues to forge ahead, while holding on to its past.

With its hotels, motels, and restaurants, the city still is a rest stop for travelers — as in the days of the original Hawaiian Garden fruit stand. Hawaiian Gardens, one of a few cities in Los Angeles County that permits card clubs and casinos, is attempting to use the card clubs’ revenue to attract and retain businesses.

(city description courtesy of Press Telegram 2006 Almanac)

  1990 2000 2010
Population 13,639 14,779 14,254
Percent of Los Angeles County Population 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
Median Age   25.4 28.4
Number of Households 3,395 3,507 3,562
Unemployment Rate 8.66% 8.78% 14.20%
Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)   $57,205 $52,034
Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars) $51,894 $45,156 $56,055



Hawaiian Gardens Educational Attainment Graph


Hawaiian Gardens Annual Household Income Graph


Hawaiian Gardens Population by Race & Ethnicity 1990


Hawaiian Gardens Population by Race & Ethnicity 2000


Hawaiian Gardens Population by Race & Ethnicity 2010