Pomona lies in between the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire in Los Angeles County, California. As of 2005, the population of Pomona was approximately 160,815, making it the fifth largest city in Los Angeles County.
The L.A. County Fair and the NHRA Auto Club Raceway at Pomona are hosted by Fairplex, which is located in the city. The raceway, which used to be called Pomona Raceway, is the location where the Powerade Winternationals Drag Racing competition is held.
Rapid expansion has been occurring in Phillips Ranch, the newest neighbourhood in Pomona, since the 1980‘s. The area itself is mostly residential properties and is still undergoing development between Downtown and Diamond Bar. Another area that is currently getting renovated with new housing and aesthetic reconstruction is Northern Pomona.
The city of Pomona, as of 2005, had a total employment of 57,870, with the top employers being the Pomona Unified School District (3,424), Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Centre (3,230) and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2,316). Other notable employers are Cal Spas, Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center, City of Pomona, County of Los Angeles Department of Social Services, First Transit, Hamilton Sundstrand, Laternman Developmental Center, and Verizon.
The average income in 2005 for a family was $40,852, with males having an median income of $30,195 and females having a median income of $26,135. Almost 17.1% of families and 21.6% of the population in Pomona were below the poverty line. 11.7% of seniors are below the poverty line, as are 27.4% children under 18 years of age. The city had a per capita income of $13,336.
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