Demographics
Gardena, California, is a full-service city of 5.9 square miles with an ethnically mixed population of just under 62,000. The school age children comprise 23% of the community. Young adults ages 18 to 44 are 45% of the population and 30% of the City’s population is age 45 and older. Gardena has active “Sister City” affiliations with Ichikawa, Japan and Huatabampo, Mexico. The City is known for its rich cultural diversity and beautiful landscaping. Gardena is a family-oriented City with many programs to meet the needs of both the family and single population. The city is proud of its high quality of life.

Housing
Gardena’s attractive, family-oriented neighborhoods provide a wide variety of housing options for all residents.There are 21,472 residential units available in the City. About one-half of the residential units are single family units. The City has 280 subsidized senior housing units in three senior communities. The apartments/multi-family housing have very livable densities. About 10% of the housing stock in the City was built in the last 25 years. The majority of the residential neighborhoods are mature with lush landscaping, well maintained buildings, and large family-sized yards. The persons per household ratio is 2.90. The City has a 4.3% vacancy rate.

Gardena offers numerous options in single and family living! Several new residential developments have been completed to provide 353 new homes. The new developments are located at Redondo Village, Emerald Square, Carnelian Homes, Cottage Place, and San Lorenzo. A new upscale development is currently underway at Gardena Village.

Labor Pool
Home to a large labor pool, Gardena can provide employers with qualified and well educated workers. Nearly 40% of adults age 25 and older have four years’ college, a number almost double the statistics for the five-county Southern California region. The work force is extremely diverse, including men and women with a wide variety of job capabilities, from entry-level to technical and to supervisory and management skills. Our One Stop Employment and Training Center can assist employers in filling a variety of jobs customized to their specific needs including, but not limited to, clerical, office administration, accounting, computer operators, retail sales, truck drivers and other technicians.

View the most current 2010 census data now available.