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

The community name derives from Spanish for "mountain."

The latitude of Sierra Madre is 34.161N. The longitude is -118.051W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,936.


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Median household income
Local
$65,900
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sierra Madre demographic reports
Sierra Madre is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1956 movie, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Angel Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sierra Madre web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sierra Madre 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 91024 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Sierra Madre residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sierra Madre ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sierra Madre was $41,104, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

50% of Sierra Madre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sierra Madre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $778.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,997.


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Libraries in Sierra Madre include Sierra Madre Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sierra Madre include Sierra Madre Weekly

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

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

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sierra Madre between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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