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La Verne
Los Angeles County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of La Verne is approximately 31,638 (2000), 31063 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,070 (2000), 11261 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Verne is 20.183 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Verne is 9.02 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.261 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Verne to Washington DC is 2400 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 371 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Verne is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 117.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Verne elevation is 1,000-1,700 feet above sea level.
La Verne median income is $ 46,587.
The La Verne median home price is $ 253,200.
La Verne average annual rainfall is 15 inches per year
La Verne average temperature is 67 degrees F.


near Pomona, east of Los Angeles
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History & History Related Items

A history page for La Verne

In 1887, Isaac W. Lord was the founder of "Lordsburg," the first name for La Verne. He was los Angeles businessman who owned quite a bit of property in the area. Once he persuaded the Santa Fe Railroad to extend its lines to his area, he sent bands to play in Los Angeles and San Bernardino inviting the people to come out to Lordsburg to see what they could buy there. He was successful and many people came and built homes and businesses in Lordsburg.

Among the new residents was the L. H. Bixby family. They lived in the foothills to the north on their ranch. They named their area La Verne, which means "growing green or spring-like" in French. They also named the land company of which they were a part by the same name of La Verne. By 1912, the people of Lordsburg wanted to change their name to La Verne, but this met with resistance from Mr. Lord. After he died in March of 1917, there was no longer any resistance to the name change and the name of La Verne was voted in. There was even a mock wedding of "Miss Lordsburg" to Mr. La Verne" to show the name change to all.
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The incorporation of La Verne

September 11, 1906 as City of Lordsburg. The ame was changed to La Verne on August 24, 1917.


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La Verne City Government

City of LaVerne
3660 "D" Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: 909-596-8737

La Verne Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
2078 Bonita Ave
La Verne, CA 91750-4441
Phone: 909-593-5265

La Verne Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
2078 Bonita Ave
La Verne, CA 91750-4441
Phone: 909-593-5265

La Verne Libraries

College-Law At La Verne Library
1950 3rd St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
Phone: 909-392-2717

La Verne Public Library
3640 D St
La Verne, CA 91750-3512
Phone: 909-596-1934

La Verne Schools

Bonita Unified School District
115 W. Allen Ave.
San Dimas, CA
Phone: 909-971-8200


University of La Verne
1950 3rd Street
La Verne, California 91750
Phone: (909) 593-3511 La Verne


The population of La Verne was:
1990 - 30,897
1998 - 33,517
2000 - 31,638

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