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Local Names From Agoura Hills to Whittier

A “demonym” is a word “to denote a person who inhabits or is native to a particular place” (Merriam-Webster). So we wondered what people from places in Los Angeles County would be called ( and that's the sort of thing we, in the almanac business, do). A few names, such as "Angeleno," are well known and commonly used. However, what would you call someone from, say, Culver City? So, we did a bit of digging and came up with the list below. Of course, this is hardly official or definitive. There are no demonym rules and, no doubt, there are other variations floating around.

People From... Are Called...
Agoura Hills Agoura Hillers, Agourans, Agourians
Alhambra Alhambrans
Arcadia Arcadians
Artesia Artesians
Avalon Avaloners, Avalonians
Azusa Azusans
Baldwin Park Baldwin Parkers
Bell Bellites, Bellers
Bell Gardens Bell Gardeners, Bell Gardeans
Bellflower Bellflowers, Bellflowerians
Beverly Hills Beverly Hillers, Bev Hillers
Bradbury Bradburians
Burbank Burbankers
Calabasas Calabasasers
California Californians, Californios (early Spanish-speaking residents)
Carson Carsonites, Carsonian
Cerritos Cerritosians, Cerritans, Cerritoans
Claremont Claremonters, Claremontians
Commerce, City of Commerce Citians
Compton Comptoners
Covina Covinians
Cudahy Cudahyans
Culver City Culver Citians, Culver Citizens, Culverites
Diamond Bar Diamond Barians
Downey Downeyans, Downeyians
Duarte Duarteans
East Los Angeles (Unincorporated community of Los Angeles County) East Angelenos, East Los
El Monte El Monteans, El Monters
El Segundo El Segundoans
Gardena Gardenans
Glendale Glendalers, Glendalians
Glendora Glendorans
Hawaiian Gardens Hawaiian Gardeners, Hawaiian Gardeans
Hawthorne Hawthorners
Hermosa Beach Hermosa Beachers
Hidden Hills Hidden Hillers
Hollywood (Neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles) Hollywooders, Hollywoodite, Hollywoodian
Huntington Park Huntington Parkers
Industry, City of Industryans, Industry Citians
Inglewood Inglewooders
Irwindale Irwindalers
La Cañada Flintridge La Cañada Flintridgers
La Habra Heights La Habra Heighters, La Habra Heightsians
La Mirada La Miradans
La Puente La Puenteans
La Verne La Verners
Lakewood Lakewooders
Lancaster Lancasterans, Lancasterites
Lawndale Lawndalers
Lomita Lomitians
Long Beach Long Beachers
Los Angeles Angelenos, Angelinos, Los Angelenos, Los Angelans, Los Angelean, Left Coasters, L-Aliens
Lynwood Lynwooders
Malibu Malibuites, Malibuers
Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beachers
Maywood Maywooders
Monrovia Monrovians
Montebello Montebelloans
Monterey Park Monterey Parkers
Norwalk Norwalkers
Palmdale Palmdalers, Palmdalites
Palos Verdes Estates Palos Verdes Estaters, Palos Verdes Estateans, Verdians
Paramount Paramounters
Pasadena Pasadenans
Pico Rivera Pico Riverans
Pomona Pomonans
Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdeans
Redondo Beach Redondo Beachers
Rolling Hills Rolling Hillers
Rolling Hills Estates Rolling Hills Estaters, Rolling Hills Estateans
Rosemead Rosemeaders
San Dimas San Dimasans
San Fernando San Fernandoans
San Fernando Valley (Region in the City of Los Angeles) Valley People, Valleyans, San Fernando Valleyans (and during the 80s and 90s, "Valley Girls")
San Gabriel San Gabrielers, San Gabrielites
San Marino San Marinoans
Santa Clarita Santa Claritans
Santa Fe Springs Santa Fe Springsians
Santa Monica Santa Monicans
Sierra Madre Sierra Madrens
Signal Hill Signal Hillers
South El Monte South El Monteans, South El Monters
South Gate South Gaters
South Pasadena South Pasadenans
Temple City Temple Citians
Torrance Torries, Torrancites, Torrancers
Venice (Neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles) Venetians
Vernon Vernoners, Vernonites
Walnut Walnuters, Walnutans
West Covina West Covinians
West Hollywood West Hollywooders
Westlake Village Westlake Villagers
Whittier Whittierians

Also see: Labels for Locals: What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe, by Paul Dickson, 1997, Merriam Webster.