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Bradbury, California
City of Bradbury
A Bradbury entrance sign on Mt. Olive Drive
A Bradbury entrance sign on Mt. Olive Drive
Official seal of Bradbury, California
Seal
Motto(s): 
Preserving Rural Tranquility
Location of Bradbury in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Bradbury in Los Angeles County, California.
Bradbury, California is located in the United States
Bradbury, California
Bradbury, California
Location in the United States
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated July 26, 1957
Area
 • Total 1.96 sq mi (5.09 km2)
 • Land 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.06%
Elevation
676 ft (206 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 921
 • Density 469.18/sq mi (181.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
91008
Area code(s) 626
FIPS code 06-07946
GNIS feature ID 1660369

Bradbury is a city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains below Angeles National Forest. Bradbury is bordered by the city of Monrovia to the west and south, and Duarte to the south and east. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census, up from 855 at the 2000 census. The city has three distinct areas—the Bradbury Estates, which is a gated community consisting of 5-acre (20,000 m2) minimum estates; Woodlyn Lane, which is also a gated community with minimum 2-acre (8,100 m2) lots; and the balance of the city, which is not gated, which has lots generally ranging in size from 7,500 square feet (700 m2) to 1-acre (4,000 m2). A significant portion of the properties in Bradbury Estates and Woodlyn Lane are zoned for horses, and several horse ranches still exist within these communities today.

History

Bradbury was founded by Lewis Leonard Bradbury on the homestead of Rancho Azusa de Duarte in 1881. In 1912 the Bradburys' daughter, Minerva, married Isaac Polk and built a grand mansion on the property which they named Chateau Bradbury. After years of annexation attempts by the city of Monrovia, Bradbury incorporated in 1957.

Geography

Bradbury is located at 34°8′58″N 117°58′28″W / 34.14944°N 117.97444°W / 34.14944; -117.97444 (34.149306, -117.974319).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), over 99% of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 618
1970 838 35.6%
1980 846 1.0%
1990 829 −2.0%
2000 855 3.1%
2010 1,048 22.6%
2020 921 −12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

At the 2010 census Bradbury had a population of 1,048. The population density was 535.0 people per square mile (206.6/km2). The racial makeup of Bradbury was 652 (62.2%) White (49.0% Non-Hispanic White), 22 (2.1%) African American, 4 (0.4%) Native American, 276 (26.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 59 (5.6%) from other races, and 35 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 218 people (20.8%).

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 354 households, 92 (26.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 231 (65.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 27 (7.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 15 (4.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 18 (5.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 61 households (17.2%) were one person and 24 (6.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.96. There were 273 families (77.1% of households); the average family size was 3.27.

The age distribution was 173 people (16.5%) under the age of 18, 84 people (8.0%) aged 18 to 24, 196 people (18.7%) aged 25 to 44, 386 people (36.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 209 people (19.9%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 49.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

There were 400 housing units at an average density of 204.2 per square mile, of the occupied units 307 (86.7%) were owner-occupied and 47 (13.3%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.8%. 934 people (89.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 114 people (10.9%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

At the 2000 census there were 855 people in 284 households, including 239 families, in the city. The population density was 447.3 inhabitants per square mile (172.8/km2). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 162.7 per square mile (62.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.53% White, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 19.53% Asian, 5.61% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 13.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 284 households 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 12.0% of households were one person and 3.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.21.

The age distribution was 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median household income was $100,454 and the median family income was $106,736. Males had a median income of $56,250 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $57,717. None of the families and 2.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Education

Bradbury and Duarte are both served by the Duarte Unified School District.

Notable people

  • Danny Bakewell, civil rights activist and businessman
  • Gale Banks, race car driver and founder of Gale Banks Engineering
  • Adrián Beltré (former), baseball player, former member of the Texas Rangers
  • Babe Dahlgren (deceased), baseball player
  • Kent Desormeaux (former), jockey, member of racing hall of fame
  • Lap Shun Hui, tech entrepreneur; co-founder of eMachines and former owner of Packard Bell
  • Zhang Jizhong, prominent Chinese film producer
  • Adam Kolawa (deceased), software developer and co-founder of Parasoft
  • Richard E. Mandella (former), horse trainer, member of racing hall of fame
  • Corey Nakatani (former), jockey
  • Peter Popoff, televangelist and con-man
  • Yang Rong, billionaire Chinese automotive tycoon
  • Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (deceased), Saudi Arabian prince
  • Alex Solis (former), jockey
  • Lynsi Snyder (former), owner of and heiress to In-N-Out Burger
  • R. Stanley Williams (former), nanotechnologist

See also

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