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City of Industry, California
Official seal of City of Industry, California
Seal
Motto(s): 
Jobs, Enterprise, and Regional Infrastructure
Location within Los Angeles County, California
Location within Los Angeles County, California
City of Industry, California is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
City of Industry, California
City of Industry, California
Location in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
City of Industry, California is located in California
City of Industry, California
City of Industry, California
Location in California
City of Industry, California is located in the United States
City of Industry, California
City of Industry, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Flag of Los Angeles County, California.svg Los Angeles
Incorporated June 18, 1957
Named for The city's goals to develop its industrial facilities
Government
 • Type Council-manager government
Area
 • Total 12.06 sq mi (31.24 km2)
 • Land 11.78 sq mi (30.52 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation
322 ft (98 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 219
 • Estimate 
(2019)
202
 • Density 17.14/sq mi (6.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
90601, 91714-91716, 91732, 91744-91746, 91748, 91789
Area codes 562, 626, 909
FIPS code 06-36490
GNIS feature IDs 243853, 2410102

The City of Industry is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, in eastern Los Angeles County, California, United States. As suggested by its name, the city is almost entirely industrial—while it contains over 3,000 businesses employing 67,000 people, the 2010 census recorded its resident population at 219, making it the second smallest city in California by population. It was incorporated on June 18, 1957, and has become the economic hub for the San Gabriel Valley.

Geography

Industry is located at 34°1′N 117°57′W / 34.017°N 117.950°W / 34.017; -117.950 (34.016, -117.951).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2). 11.8 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (2.31%) is water.

Industry is a suburb of Los Angeles 22 miles (35 km) away from Downtown L.A.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 778
1970 712 −8.5%
1980 412 −42.1%
1990 631 53.2%
2000 777 23.1%
2010 219 −71.8%
2019 (est.) 202 −7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

At the 2010 census, the City of Industry had a population of 219. The population density was 18.2 people per square mile (7.0/km2). The population was 58.9% White (37.9% Non-Hispanic White), 0.5% Black or African American, and 8.2% Asian. Hispanics or Latinos of any race made up 52.5% of the population.

The census reported that 214 people (98% of the population) lived in households, 5 (2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and none were institutionalized.

There were 69 households, 32 (46%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 37 (54%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (10%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (13%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. Twelve households (17%) were one person and 6 (9%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.1. There were 53 families (77% of households); the average family size was 3.6.

The population was spread out by age with 59 people (27%) under the age of 18, 25 people (11%) aged 18 to 24, 51 people (23%) aged 25 to 44, 62 people (28%) aged 45 to 64, and 22 people (10%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 37.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

There were 73 housing units at an average density of 6.1 per square mile, of the occupied units 22 (32%) were owner-occupied and 47 (68%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6%. Sixty-six people (30% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 148 people (68%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, the City of Industry had a median household income of $49,329, with 1.0% of the population living below the federal poverty line.

Landmarks

Workman and Temple Homestead Museum

The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum is located in the City of Industry. It is a Historic house and gardens museum of 19th century and early 20th century Southern California history and architecture, and of the generations of the Workman-Temple family that were influential here and in the region. The property is entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Film industry

Industry is the home of the Puente Hills Mall, a major shopping center that was the "Twin/Lone Pine(s) Mall" in the Back to the Future movie series. Adjacent to the mall's property is a SpeedZone entertainment center, which was featured in a prominent scene of Kevin Smith's Clerks II. A former IKEA store located north of the Puente Hills Mall and across the State Route 60 freeway was used as a shooting location for the final fight scene in Mr. & Mrs Smith. Its exterior was renovated so it could be used for both exterior and interior filming; it was later demolished.

Industry also features a McDonald's restaurant that is used strictly for filming movies and commercials. Also in Industry is Vineland Drive-In, one of only two operating drive-in theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County. The city-owned Industry Hills Expo Center is also used for filming.



Economy

View of the City of Industry

The city's zoning is primarily devoted to business: 92% is industrial, 8% is commercial. The few residences in the city either existed before incorporation, are on properties adjacent to either Industry Hills Golf Club, Industry Hills Recreation Center or in the small neighborhood adjacent to City Hall. In addition, there are residents at the El Encanto Healthcare Center, a nursing home owned by the city.

The City of Industry has no business taxes and is primarily funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits, and property tax on parcels within the city. The city has the highest property tax rate in Los Angeles County, at 1.92%. In addition, there is a revenue-generating hillside hotel resort, known as the Pacific Palms Resort (formerly the Industry Hills Sheraton), which is almost completely surrounded by the city of La Puente but actually located in the City of Industry.

City of Industry is a popular investment area for Chinese businesspeople and the city has also emerged as a high-tech import/export center for computer parts, with business links to the Asian marketplace. For convenience many Chinese entrepreneurs and staff live in nearby Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Diamond Bar and Walnut.

Businesses

LKK City of Industry
The Lee Kum Kee factory in Industry

Some of the companies with headquarters in the City of Industry are:

  • Alta Dena
  • AMI ClubWear
  • Antec
  • Arconic
  • CSC Enterprise Corp.
  • CyberPowerPC
  • Dacor (kitchen appliances)
  • DUB
  • Emtek Products
  • Engineering Model Associates/Plastruct
  • Gigabyte Technology Called GBT Co, Ltd. as its corporate name in the United States
  • Hot Topic
  • iStarUSA Group
  • ITC-Diligence, Inc.
  • Jada Toys
  • Medlock Industries
  • Metro United Bank (a subsidiary of MetroCorp Bancshares)
  • Newegg.com
  • NZXT
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.
  • Serec of California
  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
  • Yum-Yum Donuts

Other businesses with a major presence in the City of Industry include:

  • Biostar
  • Bank of the West
  • CoolerMaster
  • DIRECTV
  • Fashion Nova
  • FedEx
  • Golden State Foods (two locations)
  • Goya Foods' California division
  • Health One Pharmaceuticals
  • Kellwood Company
  • Lee Kum Kee USA Los Angeles Office
  • Micro-Star International stylized as MSI
  • Silverstone Technology

Education

The city is served by multiple school districts:

  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
    • Workman High School is in the City of Industry
  • Bassett Unified School District
  • Rowland Unified School District
  • Walnut Valley Unified School District
  • Pomona Unified School District

Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is in proximity to Industry.

Nearby community colleges include Mt. San Antonio College and Rio Hondo College.

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