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Welcome to Alhambra ...

The city of Alhambra is located in Los Angeles County.

When the people of Alhambra refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alhambran<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alhambra has a population of 85,474 people<2> (see below for details).

Alhambra was incorporated July 11, 1903.

The community of Alhambra is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alhambra lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alhambra is within the boundaries of the (323) area code.

The ZIP codes for Alhambra: 91801-91804, 91841, 91896, 91899<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alhambra had a population of 83,089 people. This makes Alhambra the county's 22nd most populous community.

The population of Alhambra represents 0.22% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 83,089 people, the population of Alhambra decreased 3.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 85,804 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alhambra had an population of 85,474 people. This is an increase of 2.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.38% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alhambra.

Communities near Alhambra ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Burbank   [Map]   104,447   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Compton   [Map]   97,550   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,267   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   140,721   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Glendale   [Map]   200,831   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Inglewood   [Map]   110,654   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alhambra.

Communities Also Named Alhambra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alhambra - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alhambra.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alhambra. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alhambra. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alhambra. Our list includes 38 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alhambra:

Websites for Alhambra ...

Official Website:   www.cityofalhambra.org/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.alhambrachamber.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alhambra ...

Looking for more information about Alhambra? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alhambra, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alhambra.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alhambra. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The official website for Alhambra: www.cityofalhambra.org/

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alhambra refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alhambra may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alhambra.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alhambra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alhambra). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alhambra or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alhambra includes: 91801, 91802, 91803, 91841, 91896 & 91899.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Alhambra. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alhambra) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alhambra. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alhambra

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alhambra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0952, Longitude: -118.1268     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alhambra.



 
 
 

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