The city of Alhambra is located just eight miles from the heavily populated Downtown Los Angeles area and sits in the western part of the San Gabriel Valley. The 2010 U.S. Census of Population and Housing shows 83,089 people called the city home, a 3.2 percent decrease from ten years earlier. The overall population of California grew 10 percent between 2000 and 2010, reaching just over 37 million.
The data revealed there were 30,915 housing units in 2010 and 40.8 percent were occupied by owners while 59.2 percent were rented. The median value of owner-occupied homes was $514,800 between 2006 and 2010, matching the price of many homes in Los Angeles County and just over the state's median value of $458,500.
The 2010 Census listed the median age as around 39 years old and 18.9 percent of the population was under the age of 18 while 14.3 percent were 65 years of age or older.