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Florence-Graham, California
—  CDP  —
Location of Florence-Graham in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 33°58′10″N 118°14′38″W / 33.96944°N 118.24389°W / 33.96944; -118.24389Coordinates: 33°58′10″N 118°14′38″W / 33.96944°N 118.24389°W / 33.96944; -118.24389
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Area
 - Total 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 - Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 60,197
 Density 16,799.7/sq mi (6,486.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90001
Area code(s) 323
FIPS code 06-24477

Florence-Graham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 60,197 at the 2000 census. The community includes Florence and Graham.

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Geography

Florence-Graham is located at 33°58′10″N 118°14′38″W / 33.969364°N 118.243881°W / 33.969364; -118.243881.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.3 km² (3.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 60,197 people, 13,354 households, and 11,617 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,492.2/km² (16,799.7/mi²). There were 14,191 housing units at an average density of 1,530.5/km² (3,960.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 24.55% White, 13.14% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 56.40% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. 85.90% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,354 households out of which 60.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 10.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.51 and the average family size was 4.71.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 40.0% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 12.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,425, and the median income for a family was $25,824. Males had a median income of $19,400 versus $16,496 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,092. About 34.1% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.4% of those under age 18 and 23.6% of those ages 65 or over.

Education

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Primary and secondary schools

Florence-Graham residents are zoned to Los Angeles Unified School District schools.

Zoned elementary schools include:

  • Graham Elementary School
  • Parmelee Elementary School
  • Florence Elementary School
  • Lillian Elementary school

Zoned middle schools include:

  • Drew Middle School
  • Edison Middle School

Residents are zoned to John C. Fremont High School. Some sections are jointly zoned to Fremont and Jordan High School.

Public libraries

County of Los Angeles Public Library operates the Florence Library and the Graham Library.

The Florence Library opened in 1914 at the residence of Fred W. Cleland. On June 30, 1915, the library moved to Florence Avenue Elementary School. In 1920 the library moved to a building with a converted stable. The library moved to another location in 1924. In 1931-1932 the library moved to a storefront location. In 1964 the storefront was refurbished to mark the 50th anniversary of the library. The library moved to its current location in 1970. The library was refurbished beginning in December 2001, and it reopened in 2002.[3]

The Graham Library opened in April 1915 in a school. Two years later the library moved to a store building. In 1928 the library moved to another building. In 1938 the library moved another time. The current location was built in 1969. The library was refurbished beginning in May 2000. The library reopened in November 2001 and was rededicated on the 8th of that month. The library has murals from the Bolivian artist Mario Cespedes.[4]

Government and infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the South Health Center in Los Angeles, serving Florence Graham.[5]

Politics

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Century Station in Lynwood, serving Florence in Florence-Graham.[6]

In the state legislature Florence-Graham is located in the 22nd, 25th, 27th, and 30th Senate Districts, represented by Democrats Gilbert Cedillo, Gloria Romero, Edward Vincent, and Ronald S. Calderon respectively, and in the 46th, 50th, and 52nd Assembly Districts, represented by Democrats Fabian Núñez, Hector De La Torre and Mervyn M. Dymally respectively. Federally, Florence-Graham is located in California's 34th, 35th, 37th, and 39th congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of D +23, D +33, D +27, and D +13 respectively[7] and is represented by Democrats Lucille Roybal-Allard, Maxine Waters, Laura Richardson, and Linda Sánchez respectively.

External links

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Florence Library." County of Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Graham Library." County of Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Souttth SPA by Health District and City." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "Century Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 

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