Contents 1 Unincorporated era 2 City of Los Angeles 2.1 Geography 2.1.1 Description 2.1.2 Nearby places 2.2 Population 2.3 Education 2.4 Recreation and parks 2.5 Transportation 3 References 4 External links

Unincorporated era[edit] Known as an agricultural and dairying area in the 19th Century, Green Meadows was an unincorporated area seven miles south of Los Angeles on the road leading to Wilmington. It was known for its "rich alfalfa fields watered from artesian wells furnish[ing] abundant food for stock." It also gave abundant crops of apples.[3][4] On New Year's Day, 1887, it was noted that new arrivals had settled to the west, "on the mesa, where several wells have been bored for domestic use at the depth of about 95 feet, with a raise of the water to within about 40 feet of the surface, and the remaining distance to be pumped by windmills."[5] Green Mountain was at times considered to be a part of the district of Florence, California.[6][7] In 1887 the Green Mountain School had 85 pupils.[5] In 1897 the community had a Public Hall, where a concert was given.[8] The community was the site of the Ascot Park race track at the corner of Central and Florence avenues; it opened as a horse track in 1903 and became a motor speedway in 1904. It closed in 1919.[9][10][11] Green Meadows was annexed to the city of Los Angeles effective March 18, 1925.[12]

City of Los Angeles[edit] Geography[edit] Compton Creek from Wall Street, south of East 108th St., Green Meadows Description[edit] The Green Meadows neighborhood touches Florence on the north, Florence-Firestone on the northeast, Watts on the east, Willowbrook on the south and Broadway-Manchester on the west. Vermont Knolls lies to the northwest.[13] It is bounded by Firestone Boulevard on the north, Central Avenue on the east, the Los Angeles City boundary on the south and South San Pedro Street on the west.[2][14] Compton Creek runs through Green Meadows east-west near 108th Street and north-south near Central Avenue.[14] Nearby places[edit] Relation of Green Meadows to other communities:[2][14] Places adjacent to Green Meadows, Los Angeles Vermont Knolls Florence Florence-Firestone Broadway-Manchester Green Meadows Watts Athens Willowbrook Lynwood Population[edit] A total of 28,381 residents lived in Green Meadows's 2.22 square miles, according to the 2000 U.S. census — averaging 12,785 people per square mile, among the highest population densities in both the city and the county. The population had increased to 30,558, the city estimated in 2008.[2] The median age was 24, young for the city and the county, and the percentages of residents younger than age 18 were among the county's highest. There were 1,605 families headed by single parents; the rate of 27.6% was considered high for both the city and the county.[2] The proportions of Latino and black people in the neighborhood, 54.2% and 44.1%, respectively, were reckoned as a high figure for the county. Other ethnicities were white, 0.6%; Asian, 0.3%; and other, 0.7%. Mexico and El Salvador were the most common places of birth for the 30.2% of the residents who were born abroad, about an average percentage for the city as a whole.[2] The median household income in 2008 dollars was $31,347, considered low for both the city and county. The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 3.7 people was also considered high. Renters occupied 51.6% of the housing units, and homeowners occupied the rest.[2] Education[edit] Only 3.6% of Green Meadows residents held a four-year degree, a low percentage for both the city and the county. The percentage of residents age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma was high for the county.[2] Within the Green Meadows neighborhood are found:[15] Maxine Waters Employment Prep Center (LAUSD, adult education), 10925 Central Avenue Animo Locke Charter High School (LAUSD), 325 East 111th Street Animo Locke Technology High School (LAUSD) 810 E. 111th Place Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School (LAUSD), 603 E. 115th Street Ninety-Third Street Elementary School (LAUSD), 330 E. 93rd Street Ninety-Ninth Street Elementary School (LAUSD, 9900 S. Wadsworth Avenue One Hundred Ninth Street Elementary School (LAUSD), 10915 S. McKinley Avenue One Hundred Sixteenth Street Elementary School (LAUSD), 11610 Stanford Avenue Recreation and parks[edit] Green Meadows Recreation Center, South San Pedro Street between 88th Place and 89th Street[14] Earvin Magic Johnson County Recreation Area, 120th Street[14] Transportation[edit] Metro Green Line 118th Street station[14]

References[edit] Some of the links may require the use of a library card. ^ "Palms Profile – Mapping LA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-05-09.  ^ a b c d e f g h [1] "Green Meadows," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times ^ "Another Double Drowning," Los Angeles Times, June 27, 1882 ^ "Places: In Various Parts of Los Angeles County," Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1886, page 5 ^ a b "More Towns," Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1887, page 4 ^ "Florence," Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1885, page 2 ^ "Our Neighbors," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1887 ^ "Green Meadows," Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1897, page 9 ^ "Green Meadows Is Repentant," Los Angeles Times, March 8, 1905, page II-2 ^ "Green Meadows: Supervisors Turn Down Residens' Protests," Los Angeles Herald, March 14, 1905, page 7 ^ "Voted License, Now Are Sorry," Los Angeles Herald, March 8, 1905, page 7 ^ "Green Meadows Now Annexed to City," Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1926, page 9 ^ [2] "South Los Angeles," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times ^ a b c d e f The Thomas Guide: Los Angeles County, 2006, page 704 ^ [3] "Green Meadows Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times

External links[edit] Green Meadows crime map and statistics Coordinates: 33°57′16″N 118°16′10″W / 33.954580°N 118.269346°W / 33.954580; -118.269346 Retrieved from ",_Los_Angeles&oldid=823264338" Categories: Neighborhoods in Los AngelesSouth Los AngelesHidden categories: Coordinates on Wikidata

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