Hawaiian Gardens, California
official_name = City of Hawaiian Gardens, California
motto = "The Little City...With A Lot of Heart", "The City on the Move"
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Hawaiian Gardens in Los Angeles County,
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Los Angeles
leader_name = [http://hgcity.org/johnf.php John F. Heckerman]
leader_title1 = Mayor Pro Tem
leader_name1 = [http://hgcity.org/michiko.php Michiko A. Oyama-Canada]
leader_name2 = [http://hgcity.org/bettyj.php Betty J. Schultze] [http://hgcity.org/leonard.php Lenoard Chaidez] [http://hgcity.org/petraprida.php Petra Prida]
area_total_km2 = 2.5
area_land_km2 = 2.4
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 1.0
area_land_sq_mi = 0.96
area_water_sq_mi = 0.04
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 14779
population_density_km2 = 5941.9
population_density_sq_mi = 16421.1
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 33 |latm = 49 |lats = 43 |latNS = N
longd = 118 |longm = 4 |longs = 25 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 10
elevation_ft = 33
postal_code = 90716
area_code = 562
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-32506
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1652716
website = http://hgcity.org/
Hawaiian Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County,
California, United States. It is the smallest city in the county (approximately 1.0 mi²) and was incorporated on April 9, 1964. The population was 14,779 at the 2000 census. The town's unusual name originated in a 1920s-era refreshment stand that was decorated with palm fronds and bamboo. It was the then-rural area's main landmark for many years, and its name stuck as the small town grew up around it. As one of seven Los Angeles County cities that allow casino gambling, more than $9.2 million (65%) of the city's revenue comes from Hawaiian Gardens Casino, a card club. [cite web |url=http://www.hgcity.org/Budgets/0607BudgetWhole.pdf |title=Budget Summary |accessdate=2006-12-31 |author=City of Hawaiian Gardens |date=13 |year=2006 |month=7 |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]
Hawaiian Gardens is located at coor dms|33|49|43|N|118|4|25|W|city (33.828565, -118.073646)GR|1. It is bounded by the
Los Angeles Countycities of Long Beach and Lakewood, and by the Orange County city of Cypress.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 km²(1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (2.04%) is water. Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in area in Los Angeles County.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,779 people, 3,507 households, and 2,868 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 5,944.0/km² (15,389.5/mi²). There were 3,624 housing units at an average density of 1,457.5/km² (3,773.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 38.24% White, 4.45% Black or African American, 1.28% Native American, 8.80% Asian, 0.74% Pacific Islander, 41.65% from other races, and 4.85% from two or more races. 73.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,507 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.2% 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 4.21 and the average family size was 4.52.
In the city the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $31,840. Males had a median income of $21,074 versus $20,643 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $10,728. About 19.8% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Hawaiian Gardens is located in the 27th Senate District, represented by Democrat
Alan Lowenthal, and in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Tony Mendoza. Federally, Hawaiian Gardens is located in California's 39th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +13 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Democrat Linda Sánchez.
Fire protection in Hawaiian Gardens is provided by the
Los Angeles County Fire Departmentwith ambulance transport by Care Ambulance Service. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departmentprovides law enforcement, utilizing the Lakewood Sheriff's Station.
In the early 1990s, the City of Hawaiian Gardens, concerned about being serviced from Lakewood, created its own police department, which lasted four years due to increasing pressure from the casino's owner (Irving Moskowitz), who preferred the sheriff's contract over local control.
Hawaiian Gardens is within the
ABC Unified School District.
Elementary schools within Hawaiian gardens include:
* [http://www.furges.abcusd.k12.ca.us/ Venn W. Ferguson Elementary School]
* [http://www.hawaes.abcusd.k12.ca.us/ Hawaiian Elementary School]
Middle schools within Hawaiian Gardens include:
* [http://www.feddms.abcusd.k12.ca.us/ Pharis F. Fedde Middle School] (Formerly called Killingsworth Junior High School)
Residents are zoned to the following high schools:
Artesia High Schoolin Lakewood
* [http://www.hawaiiangardenscity.org/ Hawaiian Gardens city homepage]
* [http://lacdcs.com/station-end-page-13.html LA County Disaster Communications Service ( DCS ) Lakewood Sheriff Station]
* [http://www.hgcasino.com/ Hawaiian Gardens Casino]
* [http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=523/ 2006 Capital Weekly article about Dr. Irving Moskowitz]
* [http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2000/09/bingo.html/ 2000 Mother Jones article about Dr. Irving Moskowitz]
* [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/7083/edition_id/133/format/html/displaystory.html/ 1997 article about Dr. Irving Moskowitz from The Jewish News weekly]
* [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/14088/edition_id/273/format/html/displaystory.html/ 2000 article about Dr. Irving Moskowitz from The Jewish News weekly]
* [http://www.stopmoskowitz.org/ Stop Moskowitz website]
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