A view of the San Gabriel Mountains from the Santa Fe Dam.
Communities of the 27th District
• Monterey Park
• South Pasadena
• San Gabriel
• San Marino
• Sierra Madre
• Temple City
• Altadena (unincorporated)
• San Antonio Heights (unincorporated)
• East Pasadena (unincorporated)
• South San Gabriel (unincorporated)
The 27th District contains large portions of the Western San Gabriel Valley and is bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Puente Hills to the south. The San Gabriel Valley takes its name from the San Gabriel River, which divides the Valley roughly at midpoint from north to south, and was named after Mission San Gabriel Archangel, founded by Spanish missionaries in 1771.
A true microcosm of America, the San Gabriel Valley is one of the most diverse regions of our nation. Its roughly 2 million residents come from all corners of the globe, giving the region its distinct cultural and ethnic identity. It is not uncommon to hear various languages and smell the scents of ethnic cuisines from around the world, from Italy to China, Mexico to Vietnam, simply by strolling down a block or two of Valley Boulevard, one of the main east-west thoroughfares.
The two largest minority groups in the District are Asian Americans and Latinos, along with significant populations of Caucasians, African Americans, and Armenian Americans. The average household size in the San Gabriel Valley is 3.81 persons according to the 2010 Census, while the largest share of the population was aged between 15 and 19.
The San Gabriel Valley has a vibrant business community, with 69,021 small and medium-sized business establishments forming a strong foundation for the Valley’s business community, according to the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. Several Fortune 500 companies as well have key offices or facilities in and around the 27th Congressional District.
The wholesale sector is one of the San Gabriel Valley’s biggest industries, representing 24 percent of all businesses in 2010. A Foreign Trade Zone has also been established to help the Valley’s diverse, immigrant business community to more effectively participate in international trade.
Retail sales in the San Gabriel Valley have reached over $13 billion annually in 2010.
Colleges and Universities
- Claremont Graduate University
- Claremont University Consortium
- Pomona College
- Scripps College
- Pitzer College
- Claremont McKenna College
- Harvey Mudd College
- Keck Graduate Institute
- Claremont School of Theology
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- Fuller Theological Seminary in California
- Citrus College
- East Los Angeles College
- Pasadena City College
- Los Angeles College of Music
- Pacific Oaks College
- Platt College-Los Angeles
- University of the West