Avocado Heights, California

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Avocado Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It lies in the San Gabriel Valley, near Puente Hills. On the northern border lies the unincorporated community of Bassett; on the eastern border the City of Industry. A thin strip of the City of Industry runs to the south, and the Pomona Freeway and the Puente Hills are further south. To the west is the San Gabriel River and the San Gabriel River Freeway, as well as the California Country Club. Avocado Heights is approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center. The population was 15,148 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Avocado Heights is located at 34°2′19″N 118°0′16″W / 34.03861°N 118.00444°W / 34.03861; -118.00444 (34.038610, −118.004575),[1] or about three miles (5 km) southeast of El Monte.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 km² (2.8 mi²). 6.9 km² (2.7 mi²) of it is land, and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (5.32%) is water.

Demographics

2000 15,148
1990 14,232
1980 11,721
1970 9,810

As of the 2000 census[3], the population was 15,148, with 3,758 households, and 3,280 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,190.5/km² (5,675.7/mi²). There were 3,839 housing units at an average density of 555.1/km² (1,438.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 51.43% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 9.12% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 33.06% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. 77.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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