Situated on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin and the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley, Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live, work and relax in the city. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city was reported to have a population of 62,942 residents.
Formed through the merging of two historic communities, Pico and Rivera, the City was officially incorporated in January 1958 as the 61st city in Los Angeles County. Originally an agricultural area, the community evolved into a residential and industrial area following the end of World War II.
Within the City’s nine square miles, more than 120 acres are devoted to recreational uses, including just under 100 acres of local parks. A variety of regional entertainment and sporting venues, along with beach and mountain areas, are also located within easy driving distance.
Industrial and commercial uses continue to be attracted to Pico Rivera, thanks to the easy access provided by three freeways, major railroads and the close proximity of world-class port and airport facilities.