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West Puente Valley, California
—  CDP  —
Location of West Puente Valley in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°3′3″N 117°58′11″W / 34.05083°N 117.96972°W / 34.05083; -117.96972
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Area
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 22,589
 - Density 12,908.0/sq mi (4,983.8/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91746
Area code(s) 626
FIPS code 06-84774
GNIS feature ID 1867073

West Puente Valley is a unincorporated community and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, USA, northwest of La Puente. The population was 22,589 at the 2000 census. The community is probably named for its location related to the city of La Puente.

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Description

West Puente Valley is an unincorporated community located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, between Downtown Los Angeles and Pomona. The community is easily accessible to the San Gabriel River Freeway to the west, the San Bernardino Freeway to the north, and the Pomona Freeway to the south.

West Puente Valley is bounded by La Puente to the south and east, Baldwin Park to the northwest, West Covina to the northeast, and the San Gabriel River Freeway and the western boundary of City of Industry to the west. The community is mainly residential. The ZIP code that serves the community is 91746.

Geography

West Puente Valley is located at 34°3′3″N 117°58′11″W / 34.05083°N 117.96972°W / 34.05083; -117.96972 (34.050838, -117.969783).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 4.5 km² (1.8 mi²), all land.

Demographics

West Puente Valley CDP
Population by year [1], [2]

2000 22,589
1990 20,254
1980 20,445
1970 20,733

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,589 people, 4,834 households, and 4,345 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,983.8/km² (12,908.0/mi²). There were 4,914 housing units at an average density of 1,084.2/km² (2,808.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 43.85% White, 2.46% African American, 1.14% Native American, 7.95% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 40.00% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81.53% of the population.

There were 4,834 households out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.1% were non-families. 8.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.67 and the average family size was 4.75.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,923, and the median income for a family was $50,378. Males had a median income of $30,375 versus $21,601 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,806. About 9.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature West Puente Valley is located in the 24th Senate District, represented by Democrat Gloria Romero, and in the 57th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Edward P. Hernandez. Federally, West Puente Valley is located in California's 38th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[3] and is represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

External links

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  
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