If the San Gabriel Valley was represented by a pie in the pastry case, it would be a pie that is extremely diverse and unique. It would be a pie that is split into several different flavors, flavors that represent multiple types of culture, businesses, and households. Here are a few quick facts about the demographics within the San Gabriel Valley:
The combined population of incorporated cities and unincorporated communities in the San Gabriel Valley is approximately 1.7 million in 2011, almost a fifth of the population of Los Angeles County.
The region is larger than the metropolitan areas of Las Vegas, Manhattan, Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco.
The average size of a household in the San Gabriel Valley according to the 2010 Census was 3.81 persons compared with 2.98 persons for Los Angeles County as a whole.
Five cities and unincorporated areas in the Valley had average household sizes of over 4 persons, while an unincorporated area, the South San Jose Hills, recorded a hefty 4.99 persons per household.
At the other end of this scale was Sierra Madre at 2.26 persons per household and South Pasadena at 2.43.
In terms of age distribution, a larger share of the population was aged 15-19.
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