City Bellflower is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The population was 24,638 at the 2010 census, down from 31,638 at the 2000 census. Bellflower is located in the southeast section of the city, and is bordered by Downey to the north, Norwalk to the east, Long Beach to the south, and Lakewood to the west. The city of Bellflower was incorporated on September 3, 1957.
The 2010 United States Census reported that City Bellflower had a population of 24,638. The racial makeup of City Bellflower was 12,566 (50.9%) White (31.4% Non-Hispanic White), 955 (3.9%) African American, 186 (0.8%) Native American, 1,308 (5.3%) Asian, 74 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 8,513 (34.7%) from other races, and 1,236 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,764 persons (76.1%).
The Census reported that 24,638 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 7,927 households, out of which 3,349 (42.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 4,841 (61.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,898 (23.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 709 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 539 (6.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 48 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 983 households (12.4%) were made up of individuals, and 522 (6.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11. There were 6,849 families (86.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.47.
The population was spread out, with 6,416 people (26.0%) under the age of 18, 2,841 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 6,837 people (27.9%) aged 25 to 44, 5,936 people (24.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,548 people (6.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
There were 8,339 housing units at an average density of 1,324.1 per square mile (512.0/km2), of which 4,532 (57.3%) were owner-occupied, and 3,395 (42.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.8%. 15,023 people (61.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 9,615 people (38.9%) lived in rental housing units.
Lakewood is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. The city is home to over 80,000 residents and is considered a part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Lakewood is known for its large, man-made lake, Lakewood Park, which is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities. The city also has a number of other parks and recreation facilities, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
Cerritos is a city located in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city is part of the Gateway Cities region and is bordered by the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,041. It is the 19th most populous city in the county and is one of the principal cities of the Gateway Cities. Cerritos was originally part of the Rancho Los Coyotes, a large Spanish land grant in the southwestern Los Angeles County area. The land that is now Cerritos was part of the Rancho Los Alamitos, which was originally divided into five separate ranchos. In the 1880s, the ranchos were acquired by various American investors and developed for agriculture, raising livestock and growing various crops such as wheat, corn, and barley. In 1955, Rancho Los Alamitos was bought by the United Cerritos Corporation, a real estate development company which had already built the nearby Cerritos Towne Center, a regional shopping mall. The Cerritos Corporation decided to develop the property as a planned community and named it Cerritos. The city was incorporated on April 24, 1956. Cerritos is a suburban community with a diverse population. It is known for its excellent schools, its fine public library, and its Cerritos Performing Arts Center. The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The center hosts a variety of events, including concerts, ballets, and Broadway shows. Cerritos is also home to the Cerritos Millennium Library, which is the largest public library in Los Angeles County. The library features a unique “book spiral” design and is one of the most popular libraries in the state.
3. La Palma
La Palma is a small city in Orange County, California with a population of about 14,000 people. The city is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and is part of the “Gateway Cities” region. La Palma is known for its tree-lined streets and parks, as well as its small-town feel. The city is home to a number of businesses and industries, including a large medical center. La Palma is a diverse community, with a large Hispanic population. The city is also home to a number of schools, including a community college.
Artesia is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The city is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Artesia is one of the Gateway Cities of Los Angeles County. The city is bounded by Norwalk on the north, Cerritos on the east, Bellflower on the south, and Lakewood on the west. Artesia is a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.
Artesia was originally part of Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish land grant from the King of Spain. The land was divided into ranchos in 1784. In 1834, the Mexican government granted Rancho Los Alamitos to Juan Jose Dominguez. Artesia was part of Rancho Los Alamitos until 1848, when California was ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American War.
The first European-American settlers arrived in the 1850s. In 1875, the Artesia School District was established. The Union Pacific Railroad reached Artesia in 1876. The city was incorporated in 1957.
Artesia is home to the Little India shopping district on Pioneer Boulevard. The city also has a large concentration of Taiwanese-American and Chinese-American businesses.
Bellflower is a city in Los Angeles County, California, and is a suburb of Los Angeles. The population was 76,616 at the 2010 census, down from 76,832 at the 2000 census. Bellflower is notable for its diversity and the many cultures represented in the city.
The city was founded in 1908 by F.E. Woodworth, and was originally named Woodworth. The city was incorporated in 1957.
The climate in Bellflower is warm and dry in the summer, and cool and damp in the winter. The average high temperature in July is 86 degrees, and the average low temperature in January is 42 degrees.
Bellflower is home to many parks and recreation areas, including Los Angeles River Greenway, Bellflower Memorial Park, and Edward Vincent Jr. Park. The city also has a number of schools, including Mayfair High School, Bellflower Middle School, and Sussman Middle School.
Bellflower is a diverse city with a strong sense of community. The city is home to a variety of businesses and organizations, and offers a variety of housing options. Bellflower is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, 13 mi (21 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities. The city, once a predominantly white suburban community, now has a largely Hispanic population. As of the 2010 census, Downey had a population of 111,772. It is also the birthplace of the Apollo space program.
Downey was founded in 1956, and was named after the then-president of the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Gately Downey. It was incorporated on February 18, 1957. The city is the site of the former NASA Space Flight Center, which is now a research and commercial center known as the Downey Landing.
Downey is home to the oldest McDonald’s restaurant in the world, which opened in 1953. The city is also home to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Downey Civic Light Opera.
The city has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Paramount, California, is a city in Los Angeles County, and is home to the Paramount Pictures studio. The city was incorporated in 1957, and is located in the southeastern portion of the county. The city has a population of approximately 54,000 people. Paramount is known for its diverse population, and for being the birthplace of the musical group, N.W.A.
Norwalk is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population is estimated to be 107,096 as of 2014, up from 102,593 as of the 2010 census. Norwalk is located 17 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles and is part of the Gateway Cities region. It is bordered by Downey on the southwest, Santa Fe Springs on the southeast, Cerritos on the east, La Mirada on the northeast, and Buena Park on the northwest.
Norwalk is a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. Norwalk’s sister cities are Morelia, Michoacán, and Hermosillo, Sonora, in Mexico.
The area known as “Norwalk” was first home to the Shoshonean Native American tribe. They survived primarily on an array of small game and vegetables. Norwalk’s roots can be traced back to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. In 1769, the Spanish Portola expedition, came through the area on its way north to establish missions in San Gabriel and Monterey. The first European land exploration of the area was conducted by Spanish soldier Gaspar de Portola, who was on a scouting mission for the Spanish military.
In 1784, Juan Jose Dominguez, a Spanish land grantee of Rancho San Pedro, received title to 5760 acres which included Norwalk. Domínguez built a ranch house and an adobe chapel, which still stand to this day.
In 1810, the Rancho Los Nietos land grant was given to the Dominguez family. Portions of the land were leased out for sheep grazing. In 1834, José Maria Dominguez was granted the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, which included present day Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and city of Whittier. After the Mexican-American War in 1848, the Rancho Santa Ana lands were divided among the California Land Grant holders. In 1868, the ranchos were divided among the Dominguez heirs, with Norwalk receiving 8600 acres, which included the present day cities of Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs and La Mirada.
In the late 1880s, real estate developers began buying large tracts of land in Norwalk and the surrounding areas with the intention of subdividing and selling them as residential and commercial properties. The city of Norwalk was incorporated on October 20, 1957.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Norwalk had a population of 102,593. The population density was 8,623.9 people per square mile (3,327.6/km²). The racial makeup of Norwalk was 62,064 (60.4%) White (31.8% Non-Hispanic White), 5,153 (5.0%) African American, 1,063 (1.0%) Native American, 8,377 (8.2%) Asian, 542 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 19,006 (18.5%) from other races, and 3,892 (3.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56,103 persons (54.6%).
The Census reported that 101,240 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 1,174 (1.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 179 (0.2%) were institutionalized.
There were 31,600 households, out of which 12,678 (40.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 17,336 (55.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,523 (14.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2,009 (6.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,152 (6.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 216 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5,736 households (18.2%) were made up of individuals and 2,558 (8.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22.
There were 25,336 families (80.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.70.
The population was spread out with 24,276 people (23.7%) under the age of 18, 8,223 people (8.0%) aged 18 to 24, 26,258 people (25.6%) aged 25 to 44, 25,853 people (25.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 17,893 people (17.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
There were 32,910 housing units at an average density of 2,763.5 per square mile (1,063.1/km²), of which 17,703 (56.1%) were owner-occupied, and 14,097 (44.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.1%. 53,075 people (51.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 48,165 people (47.1%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Norwalk had a median household income of $61,711, with 15.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
9. South Gate
South Gate is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, just south of downtown Los Angeles. The city is known for its diverse population, as well as its history as a former site of the aerospace industry. South Gate is also home to a number of parks and recreation facilities, as well as a variety of businesses and industries.
10. Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles, on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin. Pico Rivera is a largely working-class city with a population of 62,942 residents as of the 2010 census.
Pico Rivera was originally incorporated as a general law city on August 13, 1958. The city has a council-manager form of government. The mayor is elected every four years by the entire city. The current mayor is Gregory Salcido, who was elected in 2014.
The city’s first library was established in 1958. The Pico Rivera Sports Arena, home to the Pico Rivera Dodgers baseball team, was completed in 1962.
In 1986, the city made national headlines after 14-year-old Erika Sandoval was raped and murdered by three teenage boys. The case helped to focus public attention on the problem of violent crime among juveniles.
In recent years, the city has experienced a significant influx of Latino immigrants, which has led to the growth of new businesses and the revitalization of older ones. Pico Rivera is also home to a large number of Vietnamese-American businesses.
The city is served by the El Rancho Unified School District.