The city of Irwindale, California, CA

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About The City of Irwindale, California, CA

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About Irwindale, California

The city of Irwindale’s creation was part of the land grants around several Ranchos in the area in the 1800s. Though some small families did settle in the area economically, the area didn’t see much growth until the invention of cars. This caused more demand for places with harder land. 

Irwindale was incorporated in 1957. Further urban development brought attention to several large corporations to call the city home base. 

The city is still developing and working closely with its neighbors to emphasize diversity and cooperation. 

Irwindale, CA FAQ

Is Irwindale, CA, a good place to live?

Irwindale people enjoy a rural lifestyle, and the majority own their homes. There are numerous parks and coffee cafes in Irwindale. Irwindale has a large population of families and a moderate political climate. Irwindale’s public schools are better than average.

What is Irwindale known for?

The city’s economy continues to be driven by the sand and gravel sector, which includes United Rock, Hanson Aggregates, Vulcan, and Robertson’s Ready Mix, as well as other well-established, prosperous companies like Miller Brewing, Ready Pac Produce, Davis Wire, Nu-Way Industries, and the Irwindale Speedway.

Did the Raiders ever move to Irwindale?

Negotiations broke down, and the Raiders subsequently changed their name to the Oakland Raiders and left with $10 million of the City’s incentive money. In Irwindale, there are more than a dozen significant pits.

What has been filmed at the Irwindale Speedway?

A reality TV show titled Octane Academy, for NBC Sports Network was filmed at Irwindale Speedway.

Irwindale, California Demographics

Age and Household Statistics in Irwindale

Male Population: 690

Female Population: 675

Irwindale Population: 1365

Median Age: 34.1

Total Households: 405

Average People Per Household: 3

Marital Status Statistics

Never Married: 483

Married: 444

Separated: 27

Widowed: 77

Divorced: 73

Income Statistics in Irwindale

Average Household Income: $103,403

Median Household Income: $86,250

People below Poverty Level: 115

Blue Collar Positions: 184

White Collar Positions: 461

Education Level in Irwindale

No High School: 80

Some High School: 420

Some College: 289

Associate Degree: 84

Bachelor’s Degree: 140

Graduate Degree: 26

  • Irwindale is comprised of rock quarries.
  • Miller Brewing and Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Sauce both have plants in Irwindale.
  • The city is home to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California.
  • The city has 17 gravel pits.
  • There have been a few movies filmed in Irwindale.
    • Christine (1983)
    • Tango & Cash (1989)
    • Azusa Street: The Movie (2006)
    • Eat My Dust (1976)

Climate Of Irwindale 

Most of the cities in the SGV share a similar weather pattern and climate. 

The particular city of Irwindale averages between 46F and 91F, and anything outside of that range is abnormal. 

Overall the weather in the area is Mediterranean in nature. 

During the summer, the average is in the 80s F and is fairly warm and dry.

During the winter months, the average is in the high 60s F to low 70s F. The overall feel is cool, somewhat humid, and has an arid feel. 

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Irwindale, California, CA Points of Interest

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 

Located at 15501 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706, it offers stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and offers activities like boating, cycling, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California

Located at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA and is 20 acres and has 13 stages that offers entertainment. They also have a jousting, food, music, games, dances, and prizes.

Irwindale Speedway

Located at 500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706. Irwindale Speedway has a banked, paved 1/2- and 1/3-mile oval tracks and a 1/8-mile drag strip.