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 1.8 million in 2012, 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. If it were a county, the San Gabriel Valley would be larger than that of 52 of California’s 58 counties.
- 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.
Census and Demograhics Reports
A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County - Asian Americans Advancing Justice 2013
The New Generational Future of LA County - USC Price April 2013
San Gabriel Valley: Changing Demographics - Rose Institute of State & Local Government, Claremont McKenna College 2012
SGV 2010 Census Data - Excerpt from the 2011 SGV Economic Forecast & Regional Overview, LAEDC April 2011
L.A. Stats - LAEDC 2006 Edition
SGV 2000 Demographic Profile - U.S. Census Bureau 2000
2010 Census Information by Area