According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (2.04%) is water. Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in area in Los Angeles County.
There were 3,507 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.21 and the average family size was 4.52.
In the city the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $31,840. Males had a median income of $21,074 versus $20,643 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,728. About 19.8% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
In the early 1990s, the City of Hawaiian Gardens, concerned about being serviced from Lakewood, created its own police department, which lasted four years due to increasing pressure from the casino's owner (Irving Moskowitz), who preferred the sheriff's contract over local control.
Elementary schools within Hawaiian gardens include:
Middle schools within Hawaiian Gardens include:
Residents are zoned to the following high schools:
LEAD DEFENDANT IN MASSIVE RACKETEERING CASE THAT TARGETED HAWAIIAN GARDENS GANG SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WIDE-RANGING DRUG TRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES
Jan 10, 2011; LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 -- The U. S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Los Angeles Field Office issued the...
LEAD DEFENDANT IN MASSIVE RACKETEERING CASE THAT TARGETED HAWAIIAN GARDENS GANG SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WIDE-RANGING DRUG TRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES.
Jan 10, 2011; LOS ANGELES -- The following information was released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: The lead...