- Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California
The Harbor Gateway is a neighborhood in southern part of the city of
Los Angeles, California. As of the 2000 census, the neighborhood had a population of 39,860 [http://www.laalmanac.com/population/po24la.htm] .
The Harbor Gateway is a two-mile wide north-south corridor between Western and Normandie Avenues, that was annexed by the city of Los Angeles specifically to connect San Pedro, Wilmington and the
Port of Los Angeleswith the rest the city of Los Angeles "(note the vertical red line on the map to the right.)"
Despite being part of the city of Los Angeles, some parts of Harbor Gateway have a "Torrance, CA", "Gardena, CA" or "Carson, CA" address because they are serviced by those cities' post offices.
The Harbor Gateway is often referred to by locals as "The Strip". Most residents who live in this peculiar arrangement are not even aware of itFact|date=July 2008, which has led to problems with city services, such as police, fire, and trash. The
Los Angeles Police Departmenthas had difficulties patrolling the area as it is served by the Harbor Division (headquartered in San Pedro), and Southeast (headquartered on Broadway and 108th), respectively.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 39,860 people and 11,994housing units in the neighborhood. The population densitywas 7,988.8/mi². The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 31.99% White, 16.33% African American, 0.82% Native American, 15.25% Asian, 0.71% Pacific Islander, 29.36% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.17% of the population.
The area is served by the
Los Angeles Unified School District. Los Angeles Public Libraryoperates the Harbor Gateway-Harbor City Branch.
* [http://www.laalmanac.com/population/po24la.htm City of Los Angeles Population by Neighborhoods & Race 2000 Census]
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