The City of Azusa was founded in 1887 and incorporated as a general law city on December 29, 1898. The City is located in the County of Los Angeles, situated 27 miles northeast of the City of Los Angeles, and nestled against the San Gabriel Mountain foothills. The City of Azusa encompasses 9.13 square miles and has a population of approximately 45,000. Educational facilities include 9 public elementary / middle schools, 2 public high schools, 1 private school, and 1 private university. Azusa also is home to the prestigious private university, Azusa Pacific University, which was recently rated as one of the Nation’s Best Colleges by U.S News & World Report.
Azusa is a close-knit City with a strong sense of family and history. Its fabric of schools, churches, civic groups, and diverse neighborhoods provides a caring and wholesome community. Its citizens are engaged and charting a new vision for the City, with Azusa serving as a model of an older suburban community undergoing exciting renewal
The City of Azusa offers a full range of municipal services, including community development, library, police, public works, recreation and family services, and general administration.