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Gardena is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of Gardena is 33.888N. The longitude is -118.308W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,941.


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Median household income
Local
$38,988
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gardena demographic reports
Once a berry-growing region. The berry industry declined during World War I, when other crops were cultivated. The land was later developed
Public transportation: Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 527. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gardena attractions: Casinos
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National index: 100
Local index: 83

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Gardena residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gardena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gardena was $17,263, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Gardena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gardena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,366.


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Libraries in Gardena include Gardena Mayme Dear Library, Masao W. Satow Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gardena political report.

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The average commute time for Gardena workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gardena between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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