Hawaiian Gardens, California

Hawaiian Gardens, California

Hawaiian Gardens, California is a small city located in Los Angeles County with a population of approximately 14,254 as of 2019. The city covers an area of 1.0 square miles, making it the smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County. See harvardshoes for main cities in California.

The climate in Hawaiian Gardens is classified as a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot summers and mild to cool winters. Rainfall occurs mostly during the winter months, and snow is rare.

Hawaiian Gardens has a rich history with its roots going back to the mid-1920s when it was first established as a small agricultural community by Japanese immigrants. It was later incorporated as a city in 1964 and has since grown into its own unique identity.

Politically, Hawaiian Gardens is part of California’s 39th Congressional District and represented by Democrat Gil Cisneros. The economy in Hawaiian Gardens is largely based on retail trade and other service-related industries such as healthcare and tourism.

The schools within Hawaiian Gardens are part of the ABC Unified School District which serves students from preschool through high school graduation including two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an adult school.

Notable landmarks located within Hawaiian Gardens include the Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve which covers an area of 18 acres, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino which opened in 1997 and features over 180 gaming tables, numerous restaurants and live entertainment options for visitors to enjoy as well as the Filipino American Community Center which was established in 2011 to provide services for local Filipino Americans living in the area such as language classes, cultural activities and health screenings among many others.

Hawaiian Gardens, California

Population: 14,779. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,398 (+4.2% change)
Males: 7,566 (51.2%), Females: 7,213 (48.8%)

Los Angeles County

Zip code: 90716

Median resident age: 25.4 years
Median household income: $34,500
Median house value: $139,500

Races in Hawaiian Gardens:

  • Hispanic (73.5%)
  • Other race (41.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (10.8%)
  • Korean (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.9%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.6%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (1.9%), English (1.8%), German (1.5%), Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles


Hawaiian Gardens, California is a city located in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County with a population of 14,254 people. The city has a diverse population that is made up of mostly Latino and Asian-American residents. The median age in Hawaiian Gardens is 32 years old, which is lower than the national average. The majority of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, making up 73.3% of the total population. This is followed by Asians (19%), Whites (4%), African Americans (1%), and other ethnicities making up the remaining 3%.

The majority of households in Hawaiian Gardens have an annual income below $35,000 with 25% living below poverty level. Nearly 20% of residents are foreign born with most coming from Mexico and El Salvador. Education levels are slightly lower than California averages with only 15% having at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 28% statewide. The most popular industries to work in are manufacturing, retail trade, and healthcare support services while the most popular occupations are production occupations, sales and related occupations, and office and administrative support occupations.

For population 25 years and over in Hawaiian Gardens

  • High school or higher: 45.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hawaiian Gardens city

  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

46.0% Foreign born (38.7% Latin America, 6.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,121 (+8.2%).


Hospital/medical center in Hawaiian Gardens:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Hawaiian Gardens:

  • COLLEGE HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; CERRITOS, CA)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hawaiian Gardens:

  • LOS ALAMITOS AAF (about 4 miles; LOS ALAMITOS, CA; Abbreviation: SLI)
  • LONG BEACH /DAUGHERTY FIELD/ (about 6 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; Abbreviation: LGB)
  • JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT-ORANGE COUNTY (about 19 miles; SANTA ANA, CA; Abbreviation: SNA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hawaiian Gardens:

  • FULLERTON MUNI (about 8 miles; FULLERTON, CA; Abbreviation: FUL)
  • COMPTON/WOODLEY (about 12 miles; COMPTON, CA; Abbreviation: CPM)
  • EL MONTE (about 18 miles; EL MONTE, CA; Abbreviation: EMT)

Amtrak stations near Hawaiian Gardens:

  • 9 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: FULLERTON (120 E. SANTA FE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: ANAHEIM (2150 KATELLA AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hawaiian Gardens:

  • CYPRESS COLLEGE (about 3 miles; CYPRESS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 10,446)
  • LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; Full-time enrollment: 11,108)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-LONG BEACH (about 5 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; Full-time enrollment: 25,195)
  • CERRITOS COLLEGE (about 6 miles; NORWALK, CA; Full-time enrollment: 11,666)
  • BIOLA UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; LA MIRADA, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,479)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-LONG BEACH (about 8 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,346)
  • BETHESDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; ANAHEIM, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)

Public primary/middle schools in Hawaiian Gardens:

  • FEDDE (PHARIS F.) MIDDLE (Students: 754; Location: 21409 S. ELAINE AVE.; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HAWAIIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 712; Location: 12350 E. 226TH ST.; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FURGESON (VENN W.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 662; Location: 22215 ELAINE AVE.; Grades: KG – 06)