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Rowland Heights

  •   State: 
    Los Angeles County
    Rowland Heights
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      Area total: 
    13.082 sq mi (33.881 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.076 sq mi (33.866 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.006 sq mi (0.015 km²)
    525 ft (160 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,700 residents per square mile of area (1,400/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Rowland Heights is an unincorporated area in and below the Puente Hills in the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The area has a high Taiwanese population and was known as Little Taipei in the 1980s and 1990s, when it saw an influx of wealthy immigrants from Taiwan. A number of corporations, such as Newegg, FedEx, DIRECTV, and Fashion Nova, as well as other technology and import and export businesses, are located in neighboring City of Industry. Rowland Heights has also attracted immigrants from mainland China because the area is advertised in China as having high-end homes and convenient shopping centers. The city has developed an eclectic suburban "Chinatown", "Little Tokyo", and "Koreatown", mostly in the form of upscale strip malls. The population was 48,231 at the 2020 census. It has become an area largely by Taiwanese, due to its high concentration of Taiwanese restaurants and businesses and become the center for Chinese commercial and cultural activity in the southeastern region of the region. The Mexican land grant Rancho La Puente was granted by Governor Juan B. Alvarado to John Rowland in April 1842, totaling about 18,000 acres (7,284 ha) Three years later, Governor Pio Pico amended the grant, enlarging it to nearly 49,000acre (19,830 ha) and adding William Workman as a co-owner. In 1868, after they received their federal land patent the prior year, Rowland and Workman divided RanchoLa Puente, with Workman largely taking the western and central portions and Rowland the northern, southern and eastern sections.


Rowland Heights is the primary city name, but also City Industry, City Of Industry, La Puente, Rowland Hghts, Rowland Hgts are acceptable city names or spellings. The Mexican land grant Rancho La Puente was granted by Governor Juan B. Alvarado to John Rowland in April 1842, totaling about 18,000 acres (7,284 ha) The east section of Rowland Heights, between Nogales Street and Brea Canyon Road, falls within Rancho Rincon de la Brea. The city has developed an eclectic suburban "Chinatown", "Little Tokyo", and "Koreatown", mostly in the form of upscale strip malls. There are several large Asian product supermarkets - such as a 99 Ranch Market, Hong Kong Supermarket, and New York City-based Great Wall Supermarket. In March 2012, a 750,000 pounds (340 t), two-story granite rock was parked on Pathfinder Road. It journeyed from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of a Bullying Mass exhibition. This incident involved a 16-year-old girl at a park who was assaulted by a group of Chinese nationals. The perpetrators forced her to clean up ice cream smears and cigarette butts with her hand before taking her to a park where she was stripped of her clothing, slapped, burned, and forced to eat her own hair, which lasted over five hours. The incident occurred in March 2015, at a restaurant and at the Honeymee ice cream parlor in Yes Plaza on Colima and Fullerton Roads. In the month of March, another incident began at the Yes Plaza in Yes Colima.


Rowland Heights is located in Los Angeles County adjacent to Orange County. The census definition of the area was created by the Census Bureau for statistical purposes. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34 km²) It is bordered by Hacienda Heights to the northwest, Diamond Bar to the east, Brea to the south, La Habra Heights toThe southwest, and the City of Industry to the north. The Köppen Climate Classification system has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps. The CDP is located on the California Coast, which is part of the Southern California Coastal region. It is located near the border of Orange County, where it is adjacent to the city of Brea and the town of Industry. It has a latitude and longitude of 39.7°S and a longitude is 39.8°E. It was named after the former home of Rowland Heights, California, which was founded in the early 19th century. The area was once known as "Rowland Hill" or "Rowlands Heights" by the residents of the community. The name was adopted by the city in the mid-19th century as a reference to the nearby town of Rowlands Heights, which also has the same name. The current name is derived from the name of the former town, Rowland Hill, California. The town is now known as the "City of Industry" by residents.


Rowland Heights is a 13.1 square miles (34 km²) census-designated place (CDP) The 2010 United States Census reported that Rowland Heights had a population of 48,993. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $461,614. The median home value in 2018 is now at $669,600 with the median listing price at $788,500. According to Los Angeles Times research regarding median income ranking, Rowlands Heights is ranked at 87 at $72,638; 6.6% of households in Rowlands make over $200,000 a year. The average household income is $99,354, while the median household income was $83,606, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The city is located in Los Angeles County with the largest percentage of Asian residents, according the 2000 census: 10.3% of residents were Asian. The population was spread out, with 9,960 people (20.3%) under the age of 18, 4,854 people (9.9%) aged 18 to 24, 12,918 people (26.4%) aged 25 to 44, 14,819 people (30.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,442 people (13.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. There were 15,152 housing units at an average density of 1,158.3 per square mile (447.2/km²), of which 9,811 (67.6%) were owner-occupied, and 4,709 (32.4) were occupied by renters.

Parks and recreation

Peter F. Schabarum represented the 49th district in the California State Assembly from 1967 to 1972. He was appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in March 1972 by Gov. Ronald Reagan following the death of incumbent Frank G. Bonelli. The regional park offers playgrounds, picnic areas, and horseback riding and trails in the surrounding Puente Hills. 500 ume trees were donated by Kairaku-en in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan when the two parks established a "sister-park" relationship in 1992. The library interior has 14,000 square feet (1,300 m2) of space and has approximately 134,215 book titles, 260 magazine and newspaper subscriptions, 7,004 audio recordings and 5,798 video cassettes. The community room seats approximately 80 persons. The Library also has resources of ethnic and non-English (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese) materials, local history materials, telephone directories, pamphlets and maps, microforms and CD-ROM educational materials. The park is also known for ume and sakura Cherry blossoms. It is in his former supervisorial district and named after him. He did not seek re-election in 1990, but served three extra months until Feb. 28, 1991, to allow a special election to be held following a court ruling that redrew the boundaries of his district to create a majority-Latino district, later occupied by Gloria Molina. He supported privatization of certain county duties, and supporting the decentralization of County government. In addition to California's Proposition 140 on the 1990 ballot, which imposed term limits on the California Legislature.


The community is part of District 4 of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, represented by Supervisor Janice Hahn. It is located in California's 39th congressional district, which is represented by Republican Young Kim. The 39th is conservative and upper-middle and high class area, with 35 percent of the population identifying as Hispanic and the rest identifying as white or Asian. In 2018, there are more voters in the district registered as Republicans than Democrats. In the California State Senate, Rowland Heights is Located in the 29th State Senate district. The district is spread out over 260 square miles (670 km²), encompassing the contract cities of Diamond Bar and Walnut, and the unincorporated area ofRowland Heights. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Santa Fe Springs Area office, is responsible for traffic enforcement matters and traffic collision investigations throughout uninc incorporated area. The LASD operates the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station in Walnut. In addition the LASd operates the Rowlands Heights Asian Community Center. The community is also served by the Pomona Health Center in Pomona, serving the area's Asian population. The LA County Department of Health Services operates a health care center in the town of Hacienda Heights, which serves the community's white and Asian residents. The town is also home to the Walnuts and Diamond Bar Police Department, which operates the Diamond Bar/Walnut Station in Diamond Bar, which covers the area of the community.


Rowland Unified School District has four National Blue Ribbon Schools, 16 California Distinguished Schools, and more state Golden Bell awards than any other school district in the region. There are more than 16,000 students and 21 elementary and secondary schools in the district. The district serves Rowland Heights and small portions of the cities of Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry and West Covina. Students from other communities may attend Rowland Unified schools after obtaining a permit. For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit For confidential support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch or click here.  For confidential help with suicide matters, call the National Suicide Prevention Help Line on 1-877-847-9255 or http or click here. For information on suicide support in the U.S., visit the National Suicide Prevention Helpline on Line and click "For help with suicide prevention in the U.S.," or  click "http://". For information on suicide prevention in the UK, visit The Samaritans. For information on suicide matters in the UK, click � “  ”.


Foothill Transit and the Metro provide bus transit services throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The main Metro Bus Terminal is in El Monte. Metrolink commuter train runs west towards Downtown Los Angeles and east to San Bernardino through the Valley. China Airlines, one of the major airline companies in Taiwan, operates private bus services to Los Angeles International Airport from Hk 2 Food District in Rowland Heights to take residents to Taipei, Taiwan. The Valley is served by several major interstate highways, including the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10), Foothill Freeways (I-210), San Gabriel River Freeway, and the Long Beach Freeway. State freeways include the Orange Freway (State Route 57), the Pomona Freeway(State Route 60), and the Orange and Pomona Expressways (State Routes 57 and 60). The Valley has a population of about 3,000. The population of the Valley is about 2,000, with the majority living in the city of El Monte and the majority in the town of Industry. The city's population is about 1,500, with most of its residents living in and around the city's downtown area. The valley has a high school population of around 1,200, with many of its students attending the University of California, Los Angeles. It has a low-income population of less than 1,000; the majority of the population lives in the towns of Industry, El Monte, and El Centro. The town has a small percentage of the nation's population, with about 1.5 percent.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California = 1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Rowland Heights = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,094 individuals with a median age of 37.5 age the population grows by 6.57% in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,700 residents per square mile of area (1,400/km²). There are average 3.47 people per household in the 14,866 households with an average household income of $65,857 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.60% of the available work force and has dropped -6.24% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 14.92%. The number of physicians in Rowland Heights per 100,000 population = 213.2.


The annual rainfall in Rowland Heights = 16.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 32. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 279. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 42 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California which are owned by the occupant = 64.44%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $365,410 and home appreciation of -11.31%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.73 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,873 per student. There are 23.1 students for each teacher in the school, 11503 students for each Librarian and 1015 students for each Counselor. 8.34% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 22.51% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.04% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Rowland Heights's population in Los Angeles County, California of 1,189 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,92-fold to 1,094 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.87% female residents and 49.13% male residents live in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California.

    As of 2020 in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California are married and the remaining 39.16% are single population.

  • 36.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Rowland Heights require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.10% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.02% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.83% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California, 64.44% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.43% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.13% are vacant.

  • The 56.73% of the population in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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