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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.


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Median household income
Local
$35,695
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South Gate demographic reports
South Gate is between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific
Firestone began making tires here in 1928. Eight years later, a local GM plant started manufacturing Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles and Buicks.

Amelia Earhart learned to fly here, at Kinner Field, in 1921.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 584. The number of murders and homicides was 9. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Pete Rozelle, football commissioner
· Glenn T. Seaborg, Nobel Prize winner (chemistry)
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National index: 100
Local index: 113

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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.

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5% of South Gate residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in South Gate, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $578.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,317.


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Libraries in South Gate include Hollydale Library, Leland R. Weaver Library ... View libraries

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

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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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