However, there are still a few sizable cities in Southern California that do not have a frozen yogurt shop. These include:
- Altadena: Population: 44,621, median household income: $86,050, 8.7 square miles, 40% white, 27% Hispanic, median age: 42.2. Altadena doesn’t have a real downtown area unless you count the area on Lake that’s seeing some hipsterification with the arrival of Café De Leche and the soon to be gourmet food hall, Altadena Marketplace. Maybe the new Altadena Marketplace would be a good place for froyo? Altadena residents also live near a froyo rich city, Pasadena.
- Coachella: Population: 44,132 (96% urban), 99% Hispanic, median household income: $39,201. Coachella is famous for its music festival. Froyo has been served at the festival but no one has set up shop in Coachella. It’s been growing quite a bit and they’re getting a new downtown soon.
- El Sereno: Population: 43,766, 4.17 square miles, 9,826 people per square mile, 81% Latino, median household income in 2008: $45,866. El Sereno is directly east of Alhambra and a few miles from downtown LA. The downtown area has mainly older Mexican businesses, including restaurants and bakeries.
- San Jacinto: Population: 46,490 (99% urban), 52% Latino, median household income: $44,755. I’ve never been to San Jacinto but it’s in Riverside County, one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.