Alhambra, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    84,400
  • Population Density
    10,980 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    8 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    100 3.3
Alhambra is a suburb in California with 84,400 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 100 reviews
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    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Alhambra: Well, home robbery has been on a rise for the past few years and it can be prevented if there were police cruising down the neighborhood
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Alhambra: Honestly, the city is fine as is. If there were to be any problems, it would always be because of the people that make terrible decisions. But overall, it can't be ranked low just because of stupid people. All the cities are pretty much the same.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Alhambra: There doesn't appear to be much crime in the city that I live in and I generally feel safe at all times. Police always seem to be visible and do their jobs appropriately.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Alhambra: The area where I live has turned into a racial non-diverse city. Children are growing up surrounded by the same type of people and are often shocked to find that there is a whole other world outside. We are not progressing fast enough compared to other countries and may even be falling behind because we are sheltered.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Alhambra: Crime rate is low compared to other areas surrounding Alhambra. There are a lot of restaurants all over the area, as well as stores. Employments is rising due to new businesses opening. Traffic is real bad and the city is heavily congested.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Monterey Park 60,966
Southwest San Gabriel Valley Township 322,619
4.33 South Pasadena 25,914
4.00 San Marino 13,294
3.66 San Gabriel 40,173
3.66 Los Angeles 3,862,210

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 L.A. County High School for the Arts Public, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Martha Baldwin Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Garfield Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Park Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Ramona Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Mark Keppel High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Granada Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 William Northrup Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.66 Soledad Enrichment Action Charter High School Public, Charter, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 Marguerita Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Emery Park Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
East Los Angeles Community Day Public, Alternative, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 Fremont Elementary School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Alhambra High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 San Gabriel High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
Youthbuild Charter School of California Central Public, Charter, Coed 9-12 High
Century High School Public, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 Los Angeles International Charter High School Public, Charter, Coed 9-12 High
Youthbuild Charter School of California Public, Charter, Coed 9-12 High
Independence High (Alternative) Public, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
2.33 Opportunities Unlimited Charter High School Public, Charter, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Odyssey Charter School Public, Charter, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Academia Avance Charter School Public, Charter, Coed 6-12 Middle, High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Villa Esperanza Services Private, Special Education, Coed 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Hillsides Education Center Private, Special Education, Coed 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Southwestern Academy Private, Boarding, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Polytechnic School Private, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 Middle, High
Mid Valley Learning Centers Private, Special Education, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Ribet Academy Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Westridge School Private, All-Girls 4-12 Middle, High
Logsdon School Private, Special Education, Coed 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Pilgrim School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Dream Center Academy Private, Religious, Coed 8-12 Middle, High
Tobinworld Special Education Center Private, Special Education, Coed 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Optimist High School Private, Special Education, Coed 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 International School of Los Angeles / Lycée International (LILA) - Los Feliz Private, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Renaissance Academy Private, Coed 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 La Salle High School Private, Religious, Coed 9-12 High
4.00 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Private, Boarding, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 St. Francis High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
4.00 Immaculate Heart Middle School & High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Frostig School Private, Special Education, Coed 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Maranatha High School Private, Religious, Coed 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
California Institute of Technology
University of Southern California
University of California - Los Angeles
Pomona College
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont McKenna College
Scripps College
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Loyola Marymount University
Biola University
California State University - Long Beach
Chapman University
University of La Verne
Bethesda University of California
California State University - Fullerton
Otis College of Art & Design
Azusa Pacific University
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Hope International University
Life Pacific College
California State University - Northridge
Woodbury University
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Whittier College

Around Alhambra

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Asian 51.52% 4.83% 13.30% 14.77%
Hispanic 35.31% 16.62% 38.18% 44.61%
White 10.06% 63.25% 39.16% 31.28%
African American 1.33% 12.23% 5.66% 6.56%
Multiracial 1.27% 2.05% 2.74% 2.12%
Other 0.23% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23%
Native American 0.16% 0.66% 0.38% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0.12% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25%

Age

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
9 years and under 10% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 11%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 13% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 15% 13% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 20% 14% 19% 22%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 21% 20%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 30% 27%
Bachelor's degree 22% 18% 20% 20%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 11% 11%

Gender

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Female 51.7% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7%
Male 48.3% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Own 39.9% 64.9% 54.8% 49.7%
Rent 60.1% 35.1% 45.2% 50.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Assault 76.5 264.1 226.0 169.7
Murder 1.2 5.2 4.2 4.3
Rape 22.4 36.8 24.3
Robbery 97.7 135.0 136.3 139.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Alhambra, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Burglary 372.1 575.0 523.6 441.9
Larceny 1416.4 2114.0 1621.6 1430.0
Motor vehicle theft 263.7 257.3 402.8 343.5

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Yes
  • 62% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 18 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 19 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 19 responses

  • 5% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 58% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 21% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 16% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 23 responses

  • 26% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 65% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 9% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about it.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 12 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments