Hawaiian Gardens, California – Hispanic Gangs
Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in Los Angeles County. It occupies only 1 sq. mile of land. It is bordered by Long Beach, Lakewood, and it resides on the border of the county, next to the Orange County city of Cypress. The town’s unusual name originated in a 1920s-era refreshment stand at the corner of Carson and Norwalk boulevards in that was decorated with palm fronds and bamboo. It was the then-rural area’s main landmark for many years, and its name stuck as the small town grew up around it.
As one of seven Los Angeles County cities that allow casino gambling, more than $9.2 million (65%) of the city’s revenue comes from Hawaiian Gardens Casino. According to the 2000 US Census, the total population of Hawaiian Gardens is 14,779 people. 73.5% of residents are Hispanic, 38.2% are White, 8.8% are Asian, and 4.4% are Black or African American.
45.6% of residents are foreign born, and 71.1% speak a language other than English in the home. Only 6.7% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 45.6% have a high school degree. 19.8% of families and 22.1% of individuals live below the poverty line.
Hispanic gangs in Hawaiian Gardens