City of Azusa


Population: 49,958
Median Home Value: $388,300
Median Household Income: $57,401

The City of Azusa is nestled in the San Gabriel Valley 27 miles northeast of the City of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County. The City encompasses 9.13 square miles and has a diverse population of 49,958 with a median income of $57,401. The City of Azusa has the charm of a small community with the convenience of a metropolitan city. Azusa is well situated along Interstate 210, Interstate 605 and California State Route 57 with an easy drive to Pasadena, Orange County and the Inland Empire. In addition to its convenient freeway access, the City offers several major traffic corridors include State Route 39, which runs north to the newly designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and south to the ocean, and the renowned Route 66 (Foothill Boulevard) which runs east and west through the community. Two Foothill Gold Line extensions, with an expected ridership of 4,000 to 5,000 riders daily, are conveniently located in both the heart of Downtown and Azusa Pacific University/Citrus College. Azusa offers real partnerships and collaborations with local businesses in order to contribute to their continued success, as integral members of the community. Utilizing the most up-to-date development programs available through local, state, and federal agencies, attractive financial incentives through the City’s own electrical utility, and personalized development services, the City's professional economic development staff are committed to make your move to Azusa is as cost-effective and convenient as possible. Visit City Website


Key Information

Business Incentives

The City strives to incentivize economic development by offering competitive electric rates for new and existing businesses as means of attracting, retaining and expanding local businesses Economic Development Rate-3 (EDR-3) The Economic Development Rate-3 is applicable to qualified non-residential customers receiving electric service from Azusa Light & Water for the purpose of:
1. Incenting businesses occupying new buildings/facilities or certain vacated commercial space;
2. Industrial business attraction and/or expansion;
3. Developing properties which either are or had been owned by the City of Azusa or its redevelopment agency for development purposes; or
4. Encouraging the location of new commercial customers in special retail categories or locations in the service area.

Major Employers

Azusa Unified School District
Northrop Grumman
Azusa Pacific University
City of Azusa

City Facts

Incorporation Date: December 29, 1898
Size: 9.13 square miles
Population: 49,958
Median Age: 31.17
Median Income: $57,401

27,978 White
1,375 Black
4,247 Asian
33,662 Hispanic
14,238 Other

Food and Beverage Stores $68.3M
Building Materials and Garden Equipment $33M
Clothing and Accessories $29M
Foodservice and Drinking Places $19M

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA
2014-2015 Enrollment: 9,974
Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually as one of Americas Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Citrus College, Glendora, CA
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 13,245
Citrus College is ranked the fifth fastest-growing community college in the nation.

Los Angeles International Airport: 40 miles
LA/Ontario International Airport: 24 miles
Burbank Bob Hope Airport: 30 miles
John Wayne Airport-Orange County: 40 miles

Interstate 210
Interstate 605
California State Route 57

Mayor Joseph R. Rocha
Mayor ProTem Angel Carillo
Councilmember Edward J. Alvarez
Councilmember Uriel E. Macias
Councilmember Robert Gonzales
City Clerk Jeffrey L. Cornejo
City Treasurer Art Vasquez

Building (626) 812-5293
Business Licensing (626) 812-5249
Community Improvement (626) 812-5285
Economic Development (626) 812-5102
Los Angeles County Fire Department (626) 732-3531
Light and Water (626) 812-5154
Planning (626) 812-5226
Police (626) 812-3200
Public Works (626) 812-5254

Key City Contacts

City Manager

Troy Butzlaff
213 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702

Director of Economic and Community Development

Kurt Christiansen
213 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 812-5236


Carina Campos
213 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702

Chamber of Commerce

Steve Castro
240 West Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 334-1507


Joseph Romero Rocha

Mayor Pro Tem

Angel A. Carrillo

City Council Member

Edward J. Alvarez

City Council Member

Robert Gonzales

City Council Member

Uriel E. Macias



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