city of industry facts

  • Incorporated June 18, 1957
  • City Structure Council/Manager Form of Government
  • Population 437 (2013 – California Department of Finance)
  • Mileage of City Streets 65
  • Average Annual Rainfall (inches) 14.78
  • Average Temperature 77 degrees
  • Area in Square Miles 12
  • Elevation at City Hall (feet) 332.50
  • City Taxes (varies according to location)(Property Tax only no business license or utility tax) $0.795000
  • Zoning 92% Industrial, 8% Commercial


Located within the core of a 40 mile radius, encompassing Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, the City of Industry enjoys numerous resources for transportation, providing excellent support for firms located within the city.

Firms in the city are serviced by both the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific transcontinental railroads, both running westerly to Los Angeles and easterly toward Riverside. Southern Pacific operates a mainline switching yard and major intermodal (piggy-back) facility in the city which cuts delivery and transit times substantially. In addition, a 41-mile rail bypass opens the City of Industry directly into both of the West Coast's largest seaports -Los Angeles Harbor and the Port of Long Beach.

The City of Industry is bordered by four major freeways. The Pomona Freeway also intersects the Long Beach (710), San Gabriel River (605) and Orange (57) Freeways, providing direct access to Orange County markets. The San Bernardino (10) Freeway borders the city on the north.

More than 50 major trucking lines are franchised to serve the area. Overnight delivery can be made to all major California cities, as well as Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Local and Los Angeles bus service is provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Foothill Transit, while state and nationwide service is available through Greyhound and Continental Trailways. In addition, Metrolink, a community rail line which serves nearby communities, has a station in the city.

Air transportation is available at any of the three leading airports serving the Greater Los Angeles area as wellas several local private airports. The City of Industry is located 18 miles from Ontario International Airport and approximately 40 miles from both Los Angeles International and John Wayne Airport. The airports have excellent air freight facilities. Private aircraft facilities are also available at Brackett Field in La Verne, 9 miles away, and El Monte Airport, just 8 miles away.


Two transcontinental rail lines, the Southern Pacific Co. and the Union Pacific RR, bisect the length of the City. The Southern Pacific has a freight yard in the City and a cut-off line to L.A. Harbor.

Metrolink a commuting rail line has a station in the City and serves nearby communities.


Various lines and franchises serve the City, as well as Freight Forwarders and Transportation/Warehousing/Distribution firms.

Bus Service

Highways & Freeways

  • Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway)
  • California 60 (Pomona Freeway)
  • California 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway)
  • California 57 (Orange Freeway)
  • Industrial 92%
  • Retail/Service Commercial 8%
  • Office (included above)
  • Residential 0%

Health Services

City of Industry is afforded the finest quality in medical care available, from community hospitals and clinics to medical research institutes. Some of the nation's most prestigious medical centers and research institutions are located here in the San Gabriel Valley. Duarte, "the city of health," houses the internationally acclaimed City of Hope National Medical Center which has been designated a Clinical Cancer Research Center, Inter-Community Medical Center, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, and Citrus Valley Health Partners which includes: Citrus Valley Medical Center, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, Queen of the Valley Campus, and Hospice of the San Gabriel Valley. And more than 20 industrial medical clinics, dental and chiropractic facilities.

These outstanding medical centers are staffed by a skilled and dedicated force of specialists in every phase of medical and dental care. With some 1300 doctors and 800 dentists, this area provides the best in modern health care.

Typical Manufacturing Companies

  • Bentley Prince Street
  • California Steel and Tube
  • Robert H. Peterson Company
  • Paragon Trade Brands Inc.
  • Teledyne
  • Reuland Electric Co.
  • Sunrider
  • Viewsonic
  • Owens & Minor

Typical Retail Companies

  • Costco
  • Fry's Electronics
  • Home Depot
  • Sam's Club
  • Sears
  • Target

Typical Non-Manufacturing Companies

  • Best Buy
  • Sysco Food Service of Los Angeles, Inc.
  • Unit Distribution of California



Population Trends

County 1990 1998 2000
Los Angeles 8,863,164 9,488,200 10,411,900
Orange 2,410,556 2,775,000 2,854,100
San Bernardino 1,418,380 1,920,000 2,044,800
Riverside 1,170,413 1,610,000 1,766,300
Ventura 669,016 778,500 822,300
5-County Total 11,496,206 16,551,700 -
Within 60 mile circle 10,973,127 15,724,000 -