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Pico Rivera

6615 Passons Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Pico Rivera is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles, on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin, and on the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, as well as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), are in close proximity.[9]The 2010 census reported that the city had a population of 62,942. Facilitated by annexations, it has grown to approximately 9 square miles (23 km2)


Pico Rivera is located at 33°59′20″N 118°5′21″W (33.989013, -118.089121).[16] It is bordered by Downey on the southwest, Santa Fe Springs on the southeast, Whittier on the east, City of Industry on the northeast, Montebello on the northwest, and Commerce on the west. Rosemead/Lakewood Boulevard, CA 19 runs through the center of the city, and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) runs along its southeastern edge.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.003 square kilometers (8.882 sq mi). 21.485 square kilometers (8.295 sq mi) of it is land and 1.518 kilometers (0.943 mi) of it (6.60%) is water.

Pico Rivera was the epicenter of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on March 16, 2010, which occurred at 4:04 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (11:04 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time).


During 2009–2013, Pico Rivera had a median household income of $57,550, with 13.0% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
The 2010 United States Census[19] reported that Pico Rivera had a population of 62,942. The population density was 7,086.8 people per square mile (2,736.2/km²). The racial makeup of Pico Rivera was 37,411 (59.4%) White, 602 (1.0%) African American, 871 (1.4%) Native American, 1,614 (2.6%) Asian, 42 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 20,069 (31.9%) from other races, and 2,333 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57,400 persons (91.2%).

The Census reported that 62,488 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households, 39 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 415 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

There were 16,566 households, out of which 8,073 (48.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 8,843 (53.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,334 (20.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,470 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,041 (6.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 91 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,276 households (13.7%) were made up of individuals and 1,154 (7.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.77. There were 13,647 families (82.4% of all households); the average family size was 4.10.

Pico Rivera was 5.2% Non-Hispanic White, 1.0% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 2.6% Asian, and 0.1% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race is 91.2% of the population.

The population was spread out with 16,792 people (26.7%) under the age of 18, 6,971 people (11.1%) aged 18 to 24, 17,225 people (27.4%) aged 25 to 44, 14,323 people (22.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 7,631 people (12.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
There were 17,109 housing units at an average density of 1,926.3 per square mile (743.8/km²), of which 11,440 (69.1%) were owner-occupied, and 5,126 (30.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.1%. 44,643 people (70.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 17,845 people (28.4%) lived in rental housing units.
Pico Rivera is influenced by the local steppe climate.

The Köppen-Geiger climateclassification is BSh. The average temperature in Pico Rivera is 18.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 361 mm.