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Population (year 2000): 107,323. Estimated population in July 2005: 109,718 (+2.2% change)
Males: 52,176 (48.6%), Females: 55,147 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 31.6 years
Median household income: $45,667 (year 2000)
Median house value: $209,700 (year 2000)

Downey, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Downey:

  • Hispanic (57.9%)
  • Other race (29.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (28.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.9%)
  • Black (3.8%)
  • Korean (3.0%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (5.8%), English (4.2%), Irish (4.1%), Italian (3.1%), United States (2.7%), Arab (1.6%).

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Elevation: 119 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

Downey,

For population 25 years and over in Downey

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downey city

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

35.3% Foreign born (26.6% Latin America, 5.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +15,718 (+17.2%).



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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Beach, CA Long (9.5 miles www.info.com/LosAngelesRealEstate )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (19.7 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gardens, CA Bell (2.7 miles CA (3.5 miles Bellflower, CA (3.6 miles Paramount, CA (3.9 miles Norwalk, CA (4.0 miles Cudahy, Fe Springs, CA (4.4 miles Santa Gate, CA (4.4 miles South CA (4.5 miles Bell,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $216,900

Latitude: 33.94 N, Longitude: 118.13 W

Area code: 562


Downey, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Manufacturing (17.9%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,498 (-6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,573 (17.6%)


 

Crime in Downey by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 1 7 0
    per 100,000 4.7 0.9 6.5 0.0
Rapes 20 17 25 19
    per 100,000 18.6 15.8 23.3 17.7
Robberies 208 195 216 238
    per 100,000 193.8 181.7 201.3 221.8
Assaults 200 224 257 192
    per 100,000 186.4 208.7 239.5 178.9
Burglaries 490 556 588 548
    per 100,000 456.6 518.1 547.9 510.6
Thefts 1,793 1,594 1,819 2,110
    per 100,000 1670.7 1485.2 1694.9 1966.0
Auto thefts 999 1,064 1,169 1,113
    per 100,000 930.8 991.4 1089.2 1037.1
280.8 278.5 317.4 306.7


Average climate in Downey, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Downey,

Downey-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Downey city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/9/1982, a category 2 tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Anthony Reyes - 2005 Major League Baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, born: Oct 16, 1981), Brandon Puffer - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Oct 5, 1975), Tim Provost - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Aug 24, 1980), Larry Cunningham - College basketball player (UC Riverside Highlanders).


Hospitals/medical centers in Downey:
  • DOWNEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (11500 BROOKSHIRE AVENUE)
  • LAC/RANCHO LOS AMIGOS NATIONAL MED CTR (7601 EAST IMPERIAL HIGHWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Downey:
  • SURBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; PARAMOUNT, CA)
  • BELLFLOWER MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; BELLFLOWER, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BELLFLOWER, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Downey, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Downey:
  • LONG BEACH /DAUGHERTY FIELD/ (about 9 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; ID: LGB)
  • LOS ALAMITOS AAF (about 13 miles; LOS ALAMITOS, CA; ID: SLI)
  • LOS ANGELES INTL (about 19 miles; LOS ANGELES, CA; ID: LAX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Downey:
  • COMPTON/WOODLEY (about 9 miles; COMPTON, CA; ID: CPM)
  • EL MONTE (about 13 miles; EL MONTE, CA; ID: EMT)
  • FULLERTON MUNI (about 13 miles; FULLERTON, CA; ID: FUL)

Amtrak stations near Downey:
  • 11 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: PASADENA (150 S. ROBLES AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 17 $62,512 $44,126 40 $32,703
Sewerage 2 $11,298 $67,788 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $8,052 $48,312 0 $0
Welfare 6 $17,615 $35,230 8 $8,519
Fire - Other 15 $72,688 $58,150 3 $4,866
Firefighters 70 $616,838 $105,743 0 $0
Police - Other 46 $204,100 $53,243 20 $20,515
Police Protection - Officers 110 $828,466 $90,378 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $75,444 $64,666 137 $93,285
Other Government Administration 18 $111,196 $74,130 3 $5,714
Water Supply 25 $103,177 $49,524 0 $0
Financial Administration 19 $83,784 $52,916 3 $4,193
Other and Unallocable 24 $103,232 $51,616 8 $8,444
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13 $65,517 $60,477 3 $6,246
Streets and Highways 28 $135,521 $58,080 1 $1,550
Totals for Government 409 $2,499,440 $73,333 226 $186,035


Colleges/Universities in Downey:
  • DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL (Location: 12340 WOODRUFF AVE; Public; Website: www.das.k12.ca.us)
  • LAREI (Location: 7450 LEEDS ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.OANDP.COM/EDUCATIO/LAREI/INDEX.HTM)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downey:
  • CERRITOS COLLEGE (about 4 miles; NORWALK, CA; Full-time enrollment: 11,666)
  • COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; COMPTON, CA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE (about 8 miles; MONTEREY PARK, CA; FT enrollment: 12,670)
  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WHITTIER, CA; FT enrollment: 8,996)
  • WHITTIER COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WHITTIER, CA; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; FT enrollment: 11,108)
  • BIOLA UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; LA MIRADA, CA; FT enrollment: 3,479)
Public high schools in Downey:
  • DOWNEY HIGH (Students: 3,610; Location: 11040 BROOKSHIRE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WARREN HIGH (Students: 3,275; Location: 8141 DE PALMA ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COLUMBUS CONTINUATION (Students: 306; Location: 12330 S. WOODRUFF AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Downey:
  • CALVARY CHAPEL SCHOOLS OF DOWN (Students: 1,092; Location: 12808 WOODRUFF AVE.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PLUS X-ST MATTHIAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 7851 GARDENDALE; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Downey:
  • JUVENILE HALL/COMMUNITY (Students: 3,684; Location: 9300 E. IMPERIAL HWY.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 2,975; Location: 9300 E. IMPERIAL HWY.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SUSSMAN (EDWARD A.) MIDDLE (Students: 1,529; Location: 12500 BIRCHDALE AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST MIDDLE (Students: 1,422; Location: 11985 OLD RIVER SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GRIFFITHS MIDDLE (Students: 1,359; Location: 9633 TWEEDY LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAST MIDDLE (Students: 1,306; Location: 10301 S. WOODRUFF AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIO HONDO ELEMENTARY (Students: 901; Location: 7731 E. MULLER ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GAULDIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 871; Location: 9724 SPRY ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OLD RIVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 842; Location: 11995 OLD RIVER SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • ALTERNATIVE/OPPORTUNITY (Students: 817; Location: 9300 E. IMPERIAL HWY.; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Downey:
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS ACADEMY (Students: 400; Location: 9062 FIRESTONE BLVD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • ST RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 12320 PARAMOUNT BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 10441 S DOWNEY AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CREATIVE BEGINNINGS ELEM (Students: 163; Location: 8033 THIRD ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • ST MARKS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 10354 DOWNEY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KIRKWOOD EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 140; Location: 11115 PANGBORN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 3)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 135; Location: 13200 CLARK AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MARIA MONTESSORI HOUSE OF CHIL (Students: 42; Location: 9036 E IMPERIAL HWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LE LYCEE FRANCAIS DE DOWNEY (Students: 35; Location: 8219 E FLORENCE; Grades: KG - 4)
  • DOWNEY CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 11822 DOWNEY AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
Libraries in Downey:
  • COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,202,498; Location: 7400 E. IMPERIAL HIGHWAY; 7,670,531 books; 442,630 audio materials; 374,922 video materials; 15,199 serial subscriptions)
  • DOWNEY CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,057,402; Location: 11121 BROOKSHIRE AVE.; 144,161 books; 4,047 audio materials; 3,874 video materials; 366 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Downey: Rio Hondo Country Club (A), Los Amigos Golf Course (B), Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall (C), Downey Art Museum (D), Downey City Hall (E), Downey City Library (F).

Shopping Center: Stonewood Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Downey include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Downey United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Downey (C), First Christian Church of Downey (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Presbyterian Church of Downey (F), First Southern Baptist Church of Downey (G), Messiah Lutheran Church (H).

Cemetery: Old Downey Cemetery (1).

Parks in Downey include: Dennis the Menace Park (1), Apollo Park (2), Brookshire Childrens Park (3), Treasure Island Park (4), Rio San Gabriel Park (5), Furman Park (6), Crawford Park (7), Golden Park (8), Independence Park (9).

Post offices: Downey Main Post Office (A), Downey Post Office (B).


Downey compared to California state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Downey:
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTX (1390 AM; 5 kW; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downey:
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTWV (94.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)
  • K216EM (91.1 FM; ARCADIA, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Downey:
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDOC-TV (Channel 56; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: GOLDEN ORANGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOCE-TV (Channel 50; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES, COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSCI (Channel 18; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: KSLS, INC.)
  • KXLA (Channel 44; RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; Owner: RANCHO PALOS VERDES BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCET (Channel 28; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KFTR (Channel 46; ONTARIO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KTTV (Channel 11; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWHY-TV (Channel 22; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF LOS ANGELES LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVEA (Channel 52; CORONA, CA; Owner: ESTRELLA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCOP-TV (Channel 13; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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