City Statistics

Date incorporated: January 20, 1923
Form of government: Council - City Manager

City Population
  • Total Population (2014 estimate): 96,057
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic or Latino: 95%
    • White: 3%
    • Other: 2%
  • Median Age: 30.2
  • Median Household Income: $41,851
  • Unemployment Rate (October 2015): 7.8%
  • Housing Units: 24,910
  • Median Household Price (sales in Q4 2015): $361,000
Number of Employees
  • Full-Time: 282
  • Part-Time: 133
  • Area in square miles: 7.49
Name of Government Facilities & Services
  • Miles of street: 127
  • Number of street lights: 4,394
  • Sewage system - miles of sanitary sewers: 126
Culture & Recreation
  • Community centers: 2
  • Parks: 9
  • Parks acreage: 171
  • Golf courses: 1
  • Swimming Stadium: 1
  • Ballfields: 16
  • Skate Park: 1
  • Dog Park: 1
  • Sports Center: 1
  • Fitness Center: 1
  • Auditorium: 1
  • Girls Club House: 1
  • Senior Center: 1
Police Protection
  • Number of stations: 2
  • Number of funded police sworn positions: 82
  • Number of calls for service in 2014: 36,029
    • Physical arrests: 2,652
    • Citations: 3,529
    • Parking citations: 22,811
    • Response time priority calls (in minutes): 3:42
Water System
  • Miles of water mains: 135
  • Number of service connections: 14,253
  • Number of fire hydrants: 1,250
  • Daily average consumption in gallons: 7,435,000
  • Maximum daily capacity of plant in gallons: 17,100,000
  • Water Pumped (Acre Feet): 8,329
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2008-2012 American Community Survey, CA Employment Development Department, CA Department of Finance, CoreLogic, and City of South Gate