Blood Gangs in Hawthorne, California
Hawthorne is a city in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County, located in the South Bay area. Hawthorne is 5 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. It occupies 6.1 sq. miles of land. In the early 1990’s, Hawthorne was advertised as the city between the city and the sea, making it an ideal place to live for middle class Americans.
During the 1930s the town had a whites only policy, with signs against blacks posted at its borders. Since the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the demographic change sparked by the 1965 Immigration Act, the roles are reversed. Black and Mexican gangs regularly tag their territory in the area. According to the 2008 US Census, the total population of Hawthorne is 87,498 people. 53.2% of residents are Hispanic, 45.7% are White, 28.4% are Black or African American, and 7.4% are Asian.
Approximately 36.3% of residents are foreign born, and 57.8% speak a language other than English in the home. Of the residents, 15.9% have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 73.5% have a high school degree. Also, 16.6% of families and 17.5% of individuals live below the poverty line.
Blood gangs in Hawthorne