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Quartz Hill, California
—  CDP  —
Location of Quartz Hill in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°39′8″N 118°13′14″W / 34.65222°N 118.22056°W / 34.65222; -118.22056Coordinates: 34°39′8″N 118°13′14″W / 34.65222°N 118.22056°W / 34.65222; -118.22056
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Area
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.9 km2)
 - Land 3.7 sq mi (9.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,497 ft (761 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 9,890
 Density 2,591.9/sq mi (1,000.8/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93536, 93551, 93586
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code 06-59052
GNIS feature ID 1661271

Quartz Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 9,890 at the 2000 census. The name is also shared with the neighboring district areas of its border cities, Palmdale, and Lancaster. Quartz Hill was once home to the Quartz Hill Airport.

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Geography

Quartz Hill is located at 34°39′8″N 118°13′14″W / 34.65222°N 118.22056°W / 34.65222; -118.22056 (34.652194, -118.220647).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.9 km² (3.8 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,890 people, 3,450 households, and 2,639 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 999.6/km² (2,591.9/mi²). There were 3,644 housing units at an average density of 368.3/km² (955.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.47% White, 4.99% African American, 1.13% Native American, 1.84% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 6.12% from other races, and 4.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.28% of the population.

There were 3,450 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,098, and the median income for a family was $58,125. Males had a median income of $51,136 versus $33,971 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,140. About 9.1% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

General Information

Quartz Hill is located in the High Desert of California north of the Los Angeles area. As recently as the 1970s the town was largely agricultural, with cash crops of almonds, alfalfa, and turkeys. The almond orchards crippled by disease and the alfalfa growers having to contend with their water rights being diverted (to a growing Los Angeles) caused a significant shift in the local work force. Mainly the shift was toward the nearby aerospace plants of Lockheed Martin and Rockwell International. Their fields long empty Quartz Hill still celebrates the Almond Blossom Festival every year. Quartz Hill schools include Quartz Hill Elementary School, Sundown Elementary, Joe Walker Middle School Parts of the unincorparted city of Quartz Hill go to Del Sur a school in Antelope Acers, and Quartz Hill High School.

Nearby communities include

Politics

In the state legislature Quartz Hill is located in the 17th Senate District, represented by Republican George Runner, and in the 36th Assembly District, represented by Republican Sharon Runner. Federally, Quartz Hill is located in California's 22nd and 25th congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of R +16 and R +7 respectively[3] and are represented by Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Buck McKeon respectively.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Antelope Valley Health Center in Lancaster, serving Quartz Hill.[4]

References

  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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Antelope Valley Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
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