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91006, 91007, 91066, 91077

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Arcadia is approximately 49,200 (2000), 56364 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 19,483 (1990), 19592 (2010).
The amount of land area in Arcadia is 28.18 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Arcadia is 11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.568 sq kilometers.
The distance from Arcadia to Washington DC is 2415 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 361 miles. (as the crow flies)
Arcadia is positioned 34.13 degrees north of the equator and 118.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Arcadia elevation is 475 feet above sea level.


off Interstate 210 not far from Pasadena in southern California, in the westerly portion of the San Gabriel Valley at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately 18 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles
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History & History Related Items

The area began to blossom in the 1930's when the first residential subdivisions began to be built. Before this time, Arcadia was mainly an agricultural area. The first Mayor of Arcadia was Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin was one of the large, early landowners in the northern portion of the Baldwin Ranch. This area is now known as Rancho Santa Anita and Santa Anita Oaks. The southern portion of Arcadia was also changing from poultry and produce farms into less exclusive homes.

After World War II, the boom that occurred all over the nation was also felt in Arcadia with huge growth. From 1940 to 1960 the population of Arcadia quadrupled and then some! More than 10,000 homes were built during this time period. The city has continued to grow, though not at the rapid post-war rates.

At present, growth is still being experienced in Arcadia, but this growth represents not only homes, but also office, hotel and retail projects. This type of growth assures Arcadia of a prominent place in the coming 21st century.
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The incorporation of Arcadia

Aug. 5, 1903


Arcadia is best known for Santa Anita Racetrack. It is also the home to the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum.

Los Angeles County Arboretum
301 N. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697
Telephone: 626-821-3222
The Arboretum has 127 acres and is managed by the parks and Recreation Dept. of Los Angeles County. There are over 100 varieties of plants, a large reference library, a Water Conservation Garden, a Tropical Forest, a gift shop and more.

Great pictures and more about Arcadia!

Festival on the Green - Classical Music Concerts.
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Arcadia City Government

City of Arcadia
240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
Tel.: (626) 574-5400
e-mail address:

Arcadia Chamber

Arcadia Chamber Of Commerce
388 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007-3402
Phone: 626-447-2159

Arcadia Organizations

Arcadia Chamber Of Commerce
388 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007-3402
Phone: 626-447-2159

Arcadia Libraries

Arcadia Public Library
20 W Duarte Rd
Arcadia, CA 91006-6959
Phone: 626-821-5567

Live Oak Public Library
4153 E Live Oak Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006-5828
Phone: 626-446-8803

Arcadia Schools

Arcadia Unified School District
700 Camino Grove Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006-4438
Phone: 626-446-2173 Arcadia


The population of Arcadia was:
1990 - 48,290
2000 - 49,200

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