The San Gabriel Valley or Valle De San Gabriel often called SGV for short is a valley in Southern California. SGV is home to many gangs but it is also home to many other beautiful things. Lets dive into some of what the SGV is really about.

San Gabriel Valley Background

The SGV gets its name for the San Gabriel River that flows southward through the centre of the SGV. At one point in time it was predominantly agricultural, it is now almost entirely developed and urbanized, and it is a major part of the Greater Los Angeles metro area.

Cities and Communities in the SGV


The SGV is home to around 1.5M people, it is also home to a large percentage of ethnic groups. The majority of ethnic people there are Hispanics and Asians. The Caucasian population reside in areas such as Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, South Pasadena, and San Dimas.

Native Americans have a small population there, and they reside in Arcadia, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar.

There are some black communities which are in Altadena, and Pasadena and Monrovia.

Most of the Mexicans and Mexican gangs are located in Alhambra, Baldwin Park, City of Industry, El Monte, Hacienda Heights, La Puenta, Montebello, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South El Monte, West Covina, Covina, Poman and Whittier.

Chinese residence are in Monterey Park, Walnut, Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar, and Arcadia.

There are many Filipino, residing in West Covina and Walnut. Vietnamese tend to be concentrated in San Gabriel, Rosemead, and El Monte. Many Koreans live in Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, and Diamond Bar. A longstanding Japanese community exists in Monterey Park.

The Different Gangs in SGV




Baldwin Park


Hispanic Gangs in El Monte

Hacienda Heights

La Puente


Monterey Park



Rowland Heights



West Covina

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