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South Gate is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The latitude of South Gate is 33.954N. The longitude is -118.211W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 115 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 98,966.
Amelia Earhart learned to fly here, at Kinner Field, in 1921.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Gate 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 90242 ZIP code.
1% of South Gate residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Gate ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Gate was $10,602, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of South Gate residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Gate, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $578. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,317.
Libraries in South Gate include Hollydale Library, Leland R. Weaver Library ... View libraries
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Gate political report.
The average commute time for South Gate workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South Gate between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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