In the late 1880s, Acton started to become more of a ranching and farming community.In 1889, Acton's first hotel and its first saloon, the 49er was opened, and it is still open for business today. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F.
Median earnings per worker in Acton California in 2015 were $75,714 compared to the United States average of $44,178. 7% of Acton workers car pool to work, less than the U. Acton is home to Parker Mountain, the mecca for a style of radio-controlled aircraft flying called "dynamic soaring" and where at one time the world speed record of 302 mph (486 km/h) was achieved.
Acton has $84,375 median earnings for men, 55% greater than the $54,384 median for women. Acton is part of the unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County and is in the 5th Supervisory District.
Acton was one of the filming locations for Steven Spielberg's TV movie Duel, and the Clint Eastwood movie Blood Work.
Terminator 3 was partially filmed at the local AM-PM Gas Station, located on the south side of Highway 14.
Acton is roughly 20 miles (32 km) northeast of the San Fernando Valley and 47 miles (76 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.
The town has a rural western theme which can be seen in its homes, commercial buildings, and historical buildings (some of which date back to the late 1800s).
Some of the underwater scenes of the Titanic sinking were filmed in a specially constructed pool on a mesa by Mill Creek and Soledad Canyon Road on the Pölsa Rosa Movie Ranch.
The Flintstones movie, starring John Goodman, was filmed in Vasquez Rocks.
Acton is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, near the Antelope Valley.