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

The community was named after writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The latitude of Hawthorne is 33.916N. The longitude is -118.351W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 86,173.


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Median household income
Local
$31,887
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hawthorne demographic reports
Hawthorne is in the Centinela Valley.
Area was settled by emigrants from the Texas and Oklahoma dustbowl.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 694. The number of murders and homicides was 12. The violent crime rate was 8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Pulp Fiction"
Well-known residents have included:
· Fred Dryer, football player and actor
· Sonny Bono, musician, TV personality and congressman
Local bands (past and present) have included Beach Boys
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Western Museum of Flight
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hawthorne was $15,022, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Hawthorne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hawthorne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $594.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,427.


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Libraries in Hawthorne include Hawthorne Library, Wiseburn Library ... View libraries

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

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Hawthorne restaurants taking online reservations include Matisse Restaurant ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Hawthorne workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hawthorne between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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