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Welcome to South Gate ...

The city of South Gate is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of South Gate, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1929.

The city was incorporated January 20, 1923.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Gate has a population of 94,092 people<2> (see below for details).

South Gate is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

South Gate is located in the (323) area code.

The ZIP code for South Gate: 90280<4>

Websites for South Gate ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Gate had an population of 94,092 people. This is a decrease of 0.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Gate had a population of 94,396 people. This makes South Gate the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of South Gate represents 0.25% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 94,396 people, the population of South Gate decreased 2.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 96,375 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Gate.

Communities Also Named South Gate ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named South Gate - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland and Tennessee.

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

Communities near South Gate ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Gate.

  • Los Angeles
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Long Beach
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Anaheim
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Glendale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale is located in Los Angeles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 197,747 people
    • Former name for Glendale:
    • Tropico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale <5>
  • Torrance
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrance
    • Torrance is located in Los Angeles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141,553 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrance <5>
  • Pasadena
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasadena
    • Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141,045 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena <5>
  • Fullerton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • El Monte
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Monte
    • El Monte is located in Los Angeles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,344 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Monte <5>
  • Inglewood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • West Covina
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Gate. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Gate.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Gate. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around South Gate.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Gate. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for South Gate.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Gate ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for South Gate, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Gate.

Adding South Gate to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Gate in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Gate was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the South Gate post office opened in 1929.

For more details, see References and Mentions for South Gate.

The official website for South Gate:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Gate.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Gate - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 South Gate). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Gate or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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