Getting to know Glendora

Glendora is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the population of Glendora was 50,073.

Known as the "Pride of the Foothills", Glendora is an affluent city with a diverse housing stock and a consistently high-ranking school district. Glendora lies within the San Gabriel Valley, area code 626. A small portion of southeast Glendora is in the area code 909, which is the area code for areas in eastern Los Angeles County, such as Claremont, and for western San Bernardino County. The city to Glendora's west is Azusa while San Dimas lies to Glendora's east. Glendora has its own police force, and the town's crime rate is very low.

Residences in Glendora range from early 20th-century bungalows, to modest ranch style homes, to multi-story configurations, to grand mansions. Glendora's most expensive neighborhoods contain many very large, secluded, estate homes with sweeping views across the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles. These neighborhoods include: Morgan Ranch, Gordon Highlands, Bluebird Hill, Silent Ranch, Oak Tree Rancho, Hidden Springs, Oakhart Estates, and Easley Canyon Estates. Membership in the Glendora Country Club is by invitation only. The Club's 18-hole golf course has been played by many professional golfers.

As of the census[18] of 2010, there were 50,073 people, 16,819 households, and 12,866 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,581.5 inhabitants per square mile (996.8/km²). There were 17,145 housing units at an average density of 895.7 per square mile (345.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.1% White (57.0% Non-Hispanic White), 1.9% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 8.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.2% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. 30.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,819 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Glendora had a median household income of $74,615, with 7.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.

Public education The city has two public school districts: Glendora Unified and Charter Oak Unified School Districts. These systems are considered two of the best in the state and the country, consistently ranking in the top performing brackets. Each Glendora school in these two school district are designated as California Distinguished Schools.

Elementary schools
  • La Fetra Elementary School
  • Cullen Elementary School
  • Stanton Elementary School
  • Sellers Elementary School
  • Sutherland Elementary School
  • Williams Elementary School (closed)
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Willow Elementary School

High Schools
  • Glendora High school
  • Whitcomb Continuation High School
  • Arrow Continuation High School (not part of GUSD)

Private education
  • St. Lucy's Priory High School – All girls college-prep high school
  • St. Dorothy School – Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls school
  • Foothill Christian School – Preschool through 8th grade boys and girls school

Public services/Parks and Recreation
Glendora has an extensive Parks and Recreation program that provides activities in many of the city's public parks for the citizens of the community. One of the most popular of the Parks and Recreation programs is the Camp Cahuilla Summer Kids' Day Camp (also known as "Dirt Camp"). Its eight-week program host more than 500 children every summer, ages ranging from five to twelve.

Glendora also owns a nine-hole golf course, Glen Oaks, offering a Driving Range, Instructional Services, Practice Area, and the 9-hole, Par 3 course itself.

Glendora runs its own transportation service, the Glendora Mini Bus, that provides curb-to-curb transportation services for senior citizens and permanently disabled persons of Glendora. The bus operates: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The cost is 50¢ each way. Most of the Mini Buses have been recently acquired by the city, and are new and very modern (as well as fuel-efficient).

Glendora's historical society preserves many important and interesting pieces across town, including Rubel Castle, constructed by Michael Rubel.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Glendora, Califorina", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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