FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > La Puente, California
City of La Puente
Official seal of City of La Puente
Seal
Motto: Where the Past Meets the Future
Location of La Puente in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 34°1′57″N 117°57′19″W / 34.0325, -117.95528
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) 1956-08-01 [2]
Government
 - Mayor Louis R. Perez [1]
Area
 - City  3.49 sq mi (9.05 km²)
 - Land  3.49 sq mi (9.05 km²)
 - Water  0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
Population (2000)[3]
 - City 41,063
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Zip Code 91744, 91745, 91746, 91747, 91748, 91749 [4]
Area code(s) 626 [5]
Website: http://www.lapuente.org/

La Puente is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 41,063 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

  • City flower: The Golden Hibiscus
  • City colors: Green and White.

Species See text. ...

History

In 1769, the Gaspar de Portolà expedition (the first European exploration party in the Los Angeles area), along with Father Junípero Serra, built a bridge over the San Jose Creek. In 1884, the area was named Puente (bridge in Spanish; in old Spanish the noun was often feminine, as opposed to modern Spanish el puente). The community began in 1841 when European settlers arrived from New Mexico and obtained the 48,000 acre (194 km²) Rancho La Puente. 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716 – 1784), a soldier, governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ...


The area was known for its fruit and walnut groves during the 1930s. The city was even home to the world's largest walnut packing plant. Today, the city is heavily-urbanized, but the area still has some historical landmarks from its founding days nearby, for instance, the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in neighboring City of Industry, California. “Walnut Tree” redirects here. ... The Homestead Museum is a historical landmark located in City of Industry, California in the San Gabriel Valley region. ... Industry (or City of Industry) is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ...


Redevelopment of the business districts in La Puente have been ongoing. However, the local government has been relatively unsuccessful in its attempts to attract big-box retailers and restaurant chains. La Puente retains many aging 1950s-era strip malls, which used to be occupied by Anglo shopkeepers but are now occupied by mostly Hispanics with some Asians.


Geography

La Puente is located at 34°1′57″N, 117°57′19″W (34.032410, -117.955195)GR1. It is located approximately 20 miles east of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 km² (3.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 41,063 people, 9,461 households, and 8,183 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,542.8/km² (11,757.3/mi²). There were 9,660 housing units at an average density of 1,068.7/km² (2,765.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 39.11% White, 1.96% African American, 1.28% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 45.14% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 83.10% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,461 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.5% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.34 and the average family size was 4.48. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,222, and the median income for a family was $41,079. Males had a median income of $26,381 versus $22,018 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,336. About 16.3% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable natives

Tony Baltazar (born 1967) is a professional boxer. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Earlene Fowler is the author of a number of mystery novels set in the fictional city of San Celina, California. ... Jeff Garcia is a voice actor and comedian from La Puente, California, known for portraying Sheen Estevez in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. ... Information Nickname(s) Ultraloser Shine Sheenster Fairy-boy Sheen Aliases Vibrating Lad Species Human Gender male Age 12 Date of birth November 19 Occupation Vibrating Lad Family Mr. ... The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a spin-off of the Oscar-nominated computer-animated movie; Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, first officially aired in September 2002. ... Norberto Garrido, Jr. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Crispín Castro Monroy (August 18, 1936, Santa Cruz Atizapán, Mexico} was the municipal president of Santa Cruz Atizapán from January 1970 to January 1972. ...

References

  1. ^ City of La Puente - City Council - Mayor. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.
  2. ^ Incorporation Dates of California Cities. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.
  3. ^ La Puente city, California - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.
  4. ^ USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.
  5. ^ Number Administration System - NPA and City/Town Search Results. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.

[Diana Marie Delgado]http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/diana_marie_delgado/], poet Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
La Puente, California Garden and Plant Nurseries (436 words)
La Puente, CA 4 miles from center of La Puente.
La Habra, CA 7 miles from center of La Puente.
La Habra, CA 8 miles from center of La Puente.
La Puente California Resource Guide, City or community of La Puente, California Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ... (374 words)
The population of La Puente is approximately 42,210 (1990).
La Puente is positioned 34.03 degrees north of the equator and 117.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Puente is surrounded by the City of Industry to the west and southwest, the city of West Covina to the north and the communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Valinda, Basset and additional unincorporated pockets of L.A. County
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m