South San Gabriel / Rosemead

Reached 000 youth with preparedness information 

Created more than 000 evacuation plans

Installed more than 000 smoke alarms

Conducted more than 000 in-home visits​


Rosemead is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 53,764. Rosemead is part of a cluster of cities, along with Arcadia, Temple City, Monterey Park, San Marino, and San Gabriel, in the west San Gabriel Valley with a growing Asian population

Demographics in Rosemead changed significantly in the 1990s. Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants in large numbers started moving in and opening businesses: ethnic restaurants and stores. The Whittier Daily News stated “The atmosphere certainly became more urban, in a Hong Kong way.” The small town ambience changed dramatically. The formerly conservative government changed when young John Tran was elected to the city council. The more seasoned portion of the city council supported keeping a safe and secure quality in the small town while rejecting some of Tran’s more radical ideas such as a five story city hall, high density development and ushering out the Sheriff’s Department and establishing a Rosemead Police Department, a move that would have cost the city millions of dollars, especially during the recession that followed during that period. Tran also supported a ballot initiative to change to a Charter city, (like Bell, CA.), which the voters soundly rejected. Tran lost in the next city election by one vote.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Rosemead had a population of 53,764. The population density was 10,387 people per square mile (4,011/km²). The racial makeup of Rosemead was 11,348 (21.1%) White (4.7% Non-Hispanic White), 273 (0.5%) African American, 396 (0.7%) Native American, 32,617 (60.7%) Asian, 32 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 7,940 (14.8%) from other races, and 1,158 (2.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,147 persons (33.8%).

The Census reported that 53,351 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 135 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 278 (0.5%) were institutionalized.

The population was spread out with 12,231 people (22.7%) under the age of 18, 5,225 people (9.7%) aged 18 to 24, 14,952 people (27.8%) aged 25 to 44, 14,392 people (26.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,964 people (13.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.1 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

Fire protection in Rosemead is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department with ambulance transport by American Medical Response. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement, operating out of the Temple City Station.



The unincorporated community of South San Gabriel is unique in the sense that it lacks the typical community resources available to most residents in incorporated cities. The South San Gabriel /Rosemead Preparedness Coalition understands this challenge and has been meeting every two weeks to develop strategies— specifically for South San Gabriel. In addition, the Coalition is focused on training and resources for Rosemead. They have developed a Resiliency Plan to support both communities.

During FY 17, South San Gabriel held five Home Fire Campaign events, installed over 700 free smoke alarms, and provided more than 1400 students with emergency preparedness information and education. But, this is just the start. There are more than 20 members on the Coalition including residents, business owners, employees of local companies, and others who care about their community. Together they are developing a marketing plan aimed at the 70+ businesses in South San Gabriel, children and parents in two additional school districts, and churches throughout the area. They have also developed a robust calendar of activities to be held over the next six months, including: Home Fire Campaign events, First Aid/CPR trainings, Map Your Neighborhood, PrepareU, and COOP trainings.


Map of Rosemead


Coalition Members

• Alvarez & Associates
• Asian Youth Center
• City of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management
• Eastern LA Regional Center
• Evergreen Baptist Church
• FLITE360 Advantage
• Harris Office Products
• Lifewave
• Potrero Heights Senior Community and Senior Center
• SGV Conservation Corps
• SGV Economic Partnership
• Office of Assemblymember Ed Chau
• Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu
• Office of LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis
• University of the West
• Upper SGV Municipal
• Water District

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