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Boulevard
—  Unincorporated community  —
Boulevard is located in California
Boulevard
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 32°39′49″N 116°16′25″W / 32.66361°N 116.27361°W / 32.66361; -116.27361Coordinates: 32°39′49″N 116°16′25″W / 32.66361°N 116.27361°W / 32.66361; -116.27361
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 91905
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Boulevard is an unincorporated community in San Diego County. The Boulevard census-designated place (CDP) had a population of 1,496 at the 2000 census. The area is rural desert along the Mexican border near the eastern extent of San Diego County.

Located in the east county of San Diego, Boulevard with its unique transitional location straddles the Tecate Divide, between the Laguna Mountains above and the desert below, providing views of the surrounding Laguna, In-Ko-Pah and Sierra de Juarez mountains.

The Kumeyaay and Cocopah Indians were Boulevard's earliest inhabitants, and the area is rich in Native American history, culture and archeological resources. The Boulevard area encompasses the communities of Manzanita, Live Oak Springs and Tierra Del Sol.

Nearby communities in the same wire center (central office) for wired telephones include: Calexico Lodge, Jacumba, Live Oak Springs, Manzanita, Pueblo Siding, and Tierra del Sol. Default wired telephone numbers for this area follow the format (619) 766-xxxx. The ZIP code is 91905.

Local students attend Cover Flat Elementary School, Mountain Empire Junior High School, and Mountain Empire High School.

Demographics

2000 Census Bureau data for zip code was 74.7% white (including Latino), 4.2% black, 10.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, 7% other and 2.7% two or more races. 18% are Latino.

Location

The community is south of Interstate 8 about 38 miles (61 km) west of El Centro. The US Post Office is plotted at 32°39′50″N 116°16′30″W / 32.66389°N 116.275°W / 32.66389; -116.275.[1] This location is along State Route 94 and inside ZIP Code 91905.[2]

Regulatory filings show a California Department of Transportation facility described as a highway maintenance station in Boulevard. It was located in the 40000-block of Old Highway 80 on the south side at 32°39′46″N 116°15′58″W / 32.66278°N 116.26611°W / 32.66278; -116.26611 as of 1993.

Locals put bumper stickers on their cars which read "WHERE IN THE HELL IS BOULEVARD?"[3]

For more information and history of Boulevard there is a local website, www.whereinthehellisboulevard.com.

In January 2007, the La Posta Casino, owned and operated by the La Posta Band of Mission Indians,[4] opened.[5] It is the smallest casino in the county.[6]

Notes

  1. ^ See: USGS Live Oak Springs, California 7.5-minute quadrangle (map), 1975. The USGS National Geographic Names Database shows this community as feature ID 239605.
  2. ^ US Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics, Common Core of Data files, 2006.
  3. ^ Hebert. James (6 January 2004) "Longing to Belong" San Diego Union-Tribune p. E-1
  4. ^ Barfield, Chet (12 January 2006) "Little La Posta band starts on little casino; 349 slots are planned; East County tribe has 26 members" San Diego Union-Tribune pp. B-4, col. 1 and B-2, col. 2
  5. ^ Barfield, Chet (16 January 2007) "Small casino has big opening day" San Diego Union-Tribune p. B-2
  6. ^ Staff (23 August 2008) "Casinos help shelter East County from economic downturn" San Diego Union-Tribune p. EZ-6







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