Boyle Heights is a working-class neighborhood east of Downtown Los Angeles on the East Side of Los Angeles, most of the population is predominantly Hispanic/Latino. Boyle Heights has served as a gateway for many newcomers over the years.
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Boyle Heights was once called Paredon Blanco (White Bluff) when California was part of Mexico.
Plan of Boyle Heights in 1877, with Los Angeles in the background
In the 1950s, Boyle Heights was racially and ethnically diverse, with Jews, Latinos and Japanese Americans living in the neighborhood. Bruce Phillips, a sociologist who tracked Jewish communities across the United States, said that Jewish families did not leave Boyle Heights because of racism, but instead because of redlining and the construction of several freeways through the community; which led to the loss of many houses.
As of the census of 2000, there were 92,785 people in the neighborhood. The racial identification of the neighborhood was 94.0% Latino, 2.3% Asian, 2.0% White (Nonhispanic), 0.9% African American, and 0.8% other races. The household median incomewas $33,235, low in comparison to the rest of the city. Its population was also one of the youngest in the city, with a median age of just 25.
As of 2011, 95% of the community was Hispanic and Latino. The community had Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and Central American ethnic residents. Hector Tobar of the Los Angeles Times said "The diversity that exists in Boyle Heights today is exclusively Latino".
Government and infrastructure 
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Central Health Center in Downtown Los Angeles, serving Boyle Heights.
The United States Postal Service Boyle Heights Post Office is located at 2016 East 1st Street.
Elementary schools 
Los Angeles Unified School District operates Boyle Heights' public schools.
Middle schools 
High schools 
Private schools 
College, universities and trade schools 
Notable places 
Notable residents 
Photographic gallery 
Hollenbeck Home for the Aged, 573 S Boyle Ave. Built in 1918, photo taken 1956.
See also 
- ^ a b c d "Los Angeles Times Neighborhood Project". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- ^ George J. Sanchez, "What's Good for Boyle Heights is Good for the Jews: Creating Multiculturalism on the Eastside during the 1950s," American Quarterly 56.3 (2004) 663-661
- ^ a b Tobar, Hector. "A look back at the Boyle Heights melting pot." Los Angeles Times. December 9, 2011. Retrieved on December 10, 2011.
- ^ "Central Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
- ^ "Post Office Location - BOYLE HEIGHTS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
- ^  Roosevelt High School website
- ^  Bravo High School website
- ^ The City Project. "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing". Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- ^  Jewish Journal
- ^ Kevin Roderick, "Andelson Dies of AIDS; Gay Regent, Activist," Los Angeles Times, December 30, 1987
- ^ Online Archive of California
- ^ An Unofficial Guide to Los Angeles County Law Enforcement and Fire Department History Through Photos, Badges, and Patches
- ^ Los Angeles Public Library reference file This file was compiled in 1937 by Works Progress Administration worker Clare Wallace from an interview with Dorsey on June 23 of that year and from newspaper articles.
- ^ Now part of North Cummings Street. Location of the Oscar Macy home here on Mapping L.A.
- ^ "Southland Mourns Death of Edward Roybal," ABC-7 News
- ^ Devin Carroll, Brian Carroll and Wayne Raymond, Winfred and Mamie Sanborn (privately printed)
- ^ Rebecca Spence (2008-02-20). "L.A.'s Latino Mayor Welcomed as One of the Tribe". The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- ^ Amy Klein, "Aliyah Perspectives," Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, May 9, 2003
- ^ Franz Lidz, "Up and Down in Beverly Hills," Sports Illustrated, April 17, 2000
- ^  Lopez website
- ^ Dennis, Steve; Taboo (2011). Fallin' Up: My Story. New York City: Simon & Schuster. p. 56. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
- ^ Will.i.am on Living in East Los Angeles (Interview). Los Angeles, CA: egentertainment.net. 2011-02-17.
- ^ Taboo; Steve Dennis (February 8 2011). Fallin' Up: My Story. Touchstone. pp. 1, 3–4. ISBN 1-4391-9206-5.
External links 
Coordinates: 34°02′02″N 118°12′16″W / 34.03389°N 118.20444°W