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Hacienda Heights, California
—  CDP  —
Location of Hacienda Heights in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°0′2″N 117°58′10″W / 34.00056°N 117.96944°W / 34.00056; -117.96944
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
 - Total 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 - Land 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 53,122
 Density 4,668.8/sq mi (1,802.6/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91745
Area code(s) 626
FIPS code 06-31596
GNIS feature ID 1660709

Hacienda Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 53,122.

In 2003, voters were asked to decide whether the community should incorporate and become a city. Proponents argued that a new city would be able to better control development and provide increased police and fire service, while opponents argued that the new city would increase taxes and redevelop residential neighborhoods for revenue-generating businesses. Most of the prime commercial land had already been annexed by the City of Industry to escape taxes levied by the County on unincorporated areas. Ultimately the measure failed by about a 2-1 margin.



Hacienda Heights is located at 34°0′2″N 117°58′10″W / 34.00056°N 117.96944°W / 34.00056; -117.96944 (34.000578, -117.969434)[1] in east San Gabriel Valley bordering La Puente and West Covina to the North, Whittier to the West, La Habra Heights to the South, and Rowland Heights to the East along the Pomona Freeway (Route 60). Hacienda Heights is a predominately residential neighborhood. According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 29.5 km² (11.4 mi²). 29.5 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.
Hacienda Heights also has Puente Hills forming its southern border and much of its western border. The highest point is Workman Hill at 1388 feet (423 meters). [1]


Hacienda Heights CDP
Population by year [2]

2000 53,122
1990 52,354
1980 49,422
1970 35,969

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 53,122 people, 15,993 households, and 13,418 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,802.3/km² (4,668.8/mi²). There were 16,358 housing units at an average density of 555.0/km² (1,437.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the community was 41.03% White, 1.55% African American, 0.72% Native American, 36.09% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 16.60% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.25% of the population.

There were 15,993 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.58.

The population is spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the community is $41,485, and the median income for a family is $44,827. Males have a median income of $24,238 versus $18,563 for females. The per capita income for the community is $21,893. 9.3% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

As of May 2008, the Zindex for Hacienda Heights was $532,000, a 11.2% decrease from May 2007. The community consists of: 1) Affluent Immigrants - High-income immigrants living in suburban areas. Ranging in age from mid-30s to early 60s, these highly educated immigrants earn high salaries. A high proportion are homeowners. 2) Stretching Couples - High-income, high- expense suburban couples. These married couples without children earn handsome salaries, but have significantly higher mortgages than the national average. Most own their homes, and some have a college education. 3) Frugal Families - Lower-income families living in the suburbs. Middle-income married couples with children, ranging in age from upper 30s to upper 50s. Some are high school graduates, while others have completed college. Occupations vary.


Hacienda Heights, California

Hacienda Heights is best known for being home to Hsi Lai Temple (meaning "Coming West"), the largest Buddhist temple in Southern California. The temple encompasses 15 acres (61,000 m2) and a floor area of 102,432 sq ft (9,516.2 m2). The temple's Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens, and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries. Hsi Lai was built to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for those interested in learning Buddhism and Chinese culture.

Hacienda Heights is also recognized for the Puente Hills Mall, which was used as a set in Back to the Future.

Government and infrastructure

In the state legislature, Hacienda Heights is located in three Senate Districts:

In the California State Assembly it is located in the 58th District, represented by Democrat Charles M. Calderon.

Federally, Hacienda Heights is located in California's 38th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[3] and is represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Industry Station in the City of Industry, serving Hacienda Heights.[4]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pomona Health Center in Pomona, serving Hacienda Heights.[5]

Notable natives/residents


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