Get to know Rosemead, CA

Rosemead is a Los Angeles County city in the San Gabriel Valley.  The original Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was founded on the border of present day Rosemead.  Anglo settlers came to the area following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.  The land that would become southern Rosemead was granted to Manuel Antonio as part of Rancho Potrero Grande, but later was transferred to Juan Matias Sanchez.  In 1855 John and Harriet Guess came to the area and rented some of the land until purchasing it in 1867.  Other settlers of the valley included Frank Frost and Leonard John Rose, whose ranch, “Rose’s Meadow”, produced the name of Rosemead.  The area was used for farming and pasture land for most of its history.  It was not until 1959 that Rosemead was incorporated as a city.  The city is home to Edison International, a family of companies providing electric services, as well as Huy Fong Foods, Inc., the manufacturer of Sriracha.  The major employers in Rosemead are Edison International and Garvey School District.

Quick Facts

Population: 54,615

Median Household Income: $44,906

Median Property Value: $442,600

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