Area code of the San Gabriel Valley
east of Los Angeles
. Collection of diverse suburbs, people of all classes and races live there. Today, the majority of people living in the 626 are Hispanic and Asian. Whites are also a significant percent of the population, they used to be much larger in numbers before white flight took hold in the 80s. The Black population is strikingly low compared to other areas of Los Angeles. The majority of the 626 is considered middle to working class. Although, many wealthy and poor neighborhoods exist. Once staunchly Republican, this area has become increasingly Democratic as Hispanics and Asians shifted their alligances to the Democratic party in reseponse to perscieved racism from the California GOP to Hispanics and inaction by establishment to Asian concerns following the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
The 625 is the area code, damn it.