3 Industry, California

Industry, California

City of Industry
—  City  —
Location of Industry in California
Coordinates: 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083Coordinates: 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) 1957-06-18[1]
 - Mayor David Perez[2]
 - Total 12.064 sq mi (31.245 km2)
 - Land 11.785 sq mi (30.522 km2)
 - Water 0.279 sq mi (0.723 km2)  2.31%
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 219
 - Density 18.2/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 90601, 91714, 91715, 91716, 91732, 91744, 91745, 91746, 91748, 91789[4]
Area code(s) 562/626/909
FIPS code 06-36490
GNIS feature ID 0243853
Website http://www.cityofindustry.org/

Industry (or City of Industry) is an industrial suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. Home to over 2,500 businesses and 80,000 jobs,[5] but only 219 residents at the 2010 census - down from 777 residents as of the 2000 United States census - the city is almost entirely industrial. It was incorporated on June 18, 1957 to prevent surrounding cities from annexing industrial land for tax revenue.



Industry is located at 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083 (34.015778, -117.950804).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2). 11.8 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (2.31%) is water.

Industry is a suburb of Los Angeles 22 miles (35 km) away from Downtown L.A.

Government and infrastructure

In the state legislature, Industry is located in the 24th and 29th Senate Districts, represented by Democrat Gloria J. Romero and Republican Bob Huff respectively, and in the 57th, 58th and 60th Assembly Districts, represented by Democrats Edward P. Hernandez and Charles M. Calderon and Republican Curt Hagman respectively. Federally, Industry is located in California's 38th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[7] and is represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Industry Station in Industry.[8]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pomona Health Center in Pomona, serving Industry.[9]


View of the City of Industry

The city's zoning is primarily devoted to business: 92% is Industrial, 8% is Commercial.[10] The few residences in the city either existed before incorporation, are on properties adjacent to either Industry Hills Golf Club, Industry Hills Recreation Center or in a small neighborhood adjacent to City Hall.

The City of Industry has no business taxes and is primarily funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits, and property tax on parcels within the City. The city has the highest property tax rate in Los Angeles County, at 1.92%.[11] In addition, there is a revenue-generating hillside hotel resort, known as the Pacific Palms Resort (formerly the Industry Hills Sheraton), which is almost completely surrounded by the city of La Puente but actually located in the City of Industry.

City of Industry is a popular investment area for Chinese businessmen and the city has also emerged as a high-tech import/export center for computer parts, with business links to the Asian marketplace. For convenience many Chinese entrepreneurs and staff live in nearby Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Diamond Bar and Walnut.[citation needed]

Industry is also the location for the proposed Los Angeles Stadium.


The headquarters for Alta Dena, CSC Enterprise Corp., Hot Topic,[12] Newegg.com,[13] Metro United Bank (a subsidiary of MetroCorp Bancshares),[14] DUB, Emtek Products,[15] Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.,[16] Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company,[17] Medlock Industries,[18] Yum-Yum Donuts, and Engineering Model Associates/Plastruct[19] are among some of the premier companies located in Industry. Other businesses with a major presence in the City of Industry include:

Possibly as a result of its sparse population base, City of Industry is also home to an unusual number of strip clubs, including the headquarters of the Spearmint Rhino chain.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1960 778
1970 712 −8.5%
1980 412 −42.1%
1990 631 53.2%
2000 777 23.1%
2010 219 −71.8%


The 2010 United States Census[21] reported that Industry had a population of 219. The population density was 18.2 people per square mile (7.0/km²).

The Census reported that 214 people (97.7% of the population) lived in households, 5 (2.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 69 households, out of which 32 (46.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 37 (53.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (10.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (13.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (4.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (2.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 12 households (17.4%) were made up of individuals and 6 (8.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10. There were 53 families (76.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.58.

The population was spread out with 59 people (26.9%) under the age of 18, 25 people (11.4%) aged 18 to 24, 51 people (23.3%) aged 25 to 44, 62 people (28.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 22 people (10.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.5 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

There were 73 housing units at an average density of 6.1 per square mile (2.3/km²), of which 22 (31.9%) were owner-occupied, and 47 (68.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 66 people (30.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 148 people (67.6%) lived in rental housing units.


As of the census[22] of 2000, there were 777 people, 121 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 66.3 inhabitants per square mile (25.6/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 10.6 per square mile (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.83% White, 4.25% Black or African American, 2.70% Native American, 3.86% Asian, 29.47% from other races, and 4.89% from two or more races. 60.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 121 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.24 and the average family size was 4.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 125.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,423, and the median income for a family was $47,321. Males had a median income of $26,016 versus $7,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,877. About 17.4% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Industry is also the leading market for Red and Green Holiday Plates.


The city is served by three separate school districts:

Bishop Amat Memorial High School is located in nearby La Puente.[23]

Public safety

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has a regional station on Hudson Avenue, just off Hacienda Boulevard (shared with the neighboring City of La Puente, and the unincorporated towns of Avocado Heights, Valinda and Bassett), while the county Fire Department uses two stations (#118 on Gale Avenue, and Station #43 on Stimson Avenue on the west side of town).


Workman and Temple Homestead Museum

The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum is located in the City of Industry. It is a Historic house and gardens museum of 19th century and early 20th century Southern California history and architecture, and of the generations of the Workman-Temple family that were influential here and in the region. The property is entered on the National Register of Historic Places.[24][25]

Film industry

Industry is the home of the Puente Hills Mall, a major shopping center that was the "Twin/Lone Pine(s) Mall" in the Back to the Future movie series.[26] Adjacent to the mall's property is a SpeedZone entertainment center, which was featured in a prominent scene of Kevin Smith's Clerks II. A former IKEA store located north of the Puente Hills Mall and across the 60 Freeway was used as a shooting location for the final fight scene in Mr. & Mrs Smith. Its exterior was renovated so it could be used for both exterior and interior filming; it was later demolished.

Industry also features a McDonald's restaurant that is used strictly for filming movies and commercials.[27] Also in Industry is Vineland Drive-In, one of only two operating drive-in theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County.


  1. ^ "Incorporation Dates of California Cities". http://www.cacities.org/resource_files/20457.IncorpDateLO.doc. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  2. ^ "City of Industry - Mayor's Office". http://www.cityofindustry.org/mayor.html. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census
  4. ^ "USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results". http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/zcl_1_results.jsp?visited=1&pagenumber=0&state=ca&city=City%20of%20Industry. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  5. ^ Official City of Industry Website: Facilities Available
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Industry Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "Pomona Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 27, 2010.
  10. ^ Official City of Industry Website: Industry Fact Sheet
  11. ^ "Paying too much? Comparing property tax rates for L.A. County cities". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/bell/la-me-city-property-tax-table,0,5895218.htmlstory. 
  12. ^ Hot Topic Model Information
  13. ^ Newegg.com Corporate Summary
  14. ^ "About Us." (Archive) Metro United Bank. Retrieved on December 27, 2010. "Metro United Bank is headquartered in the City of Industry and was established to meet the diverse financial needs of customers throughout Southern and Northern California."
  15. ^ About Emtrek
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Utility Trailer corporate website
  18. ^ medlockinternational/about.php About Medlock
  19. ^ Plastruct Company Profile
  20. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/index.html. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  21. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  22. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  23. ^ http://www.cityofindustry.org/dex_7.html cityofindustry.org
  24. ^ http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/ Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum website . accessed 8/22/2010
  25. ^ http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/who_we_are mestead Museum: Local history . accessed 8/22/2010
  26. ^ The Back to the Future Tour - Twin Pines Mall
  27. ^ City of Industry, California - Fake TV McDonald's

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