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Gateway Cities Census Data




Description: The area known as Maywood was formerly called Laguna-Bell Acres and was used as agricultural land for truck farming at the beginning of the 20th century. The name “Maywood” came later in 1919 when a planned community of industrial and residential use was developed. The name was selected by the residents themselves at the urging of the Laguna Land & Water Co. They based it on the name of a popular employee of the land corporation named May Wood. Maywood was incorporated in 1924. Today, the city prides itself on its ability to retain its small town atmosphere while being surrounded by a massive metropolis. The city’s economy is thriving with a good mix of retail and manufacturing.

Services include a comprehensive senior citizen program, a graffiti abatement program and a dial-a-ride program. The city also sponsors a Maywood Scholarship Program encouraging students to pursue higher education so they can “empower their community and create better citizens of the future.” The city sponsors an annual youth fund golf tournament, and an annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration and parade.

(city description courtesy of Press Telegram 2006 Almanac)

  1990 2000 2010
Population 27,850 28,083 27,395
Percent of Los Angeles County Population 0.31% 0.30% 0.28%
Median Age   24.9 27.9
Number of Households 6,496 6,469 6,559
Unemployment Rate 12.22% 11.44% 18.20%
Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)   $49,964 $47,353
Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars) $44,960 $39,894 $38,740



Maywood Educational Attainment Graph


Maywood Annual Household Income Graph


Maywood Population by Race & Ethnicity 1990


Maywood Population by Race & Ethnicity 2000


Maywood Population by Race & Ethnicity 2010