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

The community was named after the Roman goddess of fruit trees.

The latitude of Pomona is 34.055N. The longitude is -117.751W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 154,147.


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Median household income
Local
$40,021
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pomona demographic reports
Pomona is near the San Gabriel Mountains.
Long an orchard center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,217. The number of murders and homicides was 17. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Gattaca"
· 2003 movie, "Seabiscuit"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranks No. 10 in percentage Hispanic population (64.5%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Mark McGwire, baseball player
· Tom Waits, singer, actor
· Jessica Alba, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Los Angeles County Fair - Sept. 7-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pomona web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: NHRA Motorsports Museum, American Museum of Ceramic Arts
Colleges and universities: Western University of Health Sciences, Keller Graduate School of Management, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 137

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pomona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 91766 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Pomona residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pomona ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pomona was $13,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Pomona include Edison Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pomona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,236.


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Libraries in Pomona include Pomona Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Pomona restaurants taking online reservations include Brasserie Astuce, Coco Palm ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Pomona workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 51 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pomona between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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