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"The Canyon City"

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

One tradition says the name derives from an Indian term for "hill to the east," while another has it that a local store sold everything "from A to Z in the USA"

The latitude of Azusa is 34.133N. The longitude is -117.906W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,962.


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Median household income
Local
$39,191
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Azusa demographic reports
Azusa is at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains
Founded during the real estate boom of the 1880s

Former shipping center for citrus fruits and avocados

Voters rejected casino gambling in a 1995 referendum

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 177. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· TV series, "Six Feet Under"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Azusa Pacific University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113

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6% of Azusa residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Azusa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Azusa was $13,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Azusa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Azusa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,300.


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

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

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Azusa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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