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.
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.