West Puente Valley, California

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West Puente Valley
census-designated place
Location of West Puente Valley in Los Angeles County, California.
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; -117.96972Coordinates: 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[1]
 • Total 1.762 sq mi (4.564 km2)
 • Land 1.761 sq mi (4.562 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.002 km2)  0.05%
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22,636
 • Density 13,000/sq mi (5,000/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 an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, USA, northwest of La Puente. The population was 22,636 at the 2010 census, up from 22,589 at the 2000 census. The community is probably named for its location related to the city of La Puente.

Description[edit]

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[edit]

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).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), over 99% of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 20,733
1980 20,445 −1.4%
1990 20,254 −0.9%
2000 22,589 11.5%
2010 22,636 0.2%

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that West Puente Valley had a population of 22,636. The population density was 12,846.0 people per square mile (4,959.9/km²). The racial makeup of West Puente Valley was 11,383 (50.3%) White (4.8% Non-Hispanic White),[4] 471 (2.1%) African American, 256 (1.1%) Native American, 1,650 (7.3%) Asian, 28 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 7,945 (35.1%) from other races, and 903 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19,365 persons (85.5%).

The Census reported that 22,549 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 82 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 5 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 4,788 households, out of which 2,650 (55.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,930 (61.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 910 (19.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 403 (8.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 238 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 33 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 426 households (8.9%) were made up of individuals and 277 (5.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.71. There were 4,243 families (88.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.73.

The population was spread out with 6,325 people (27.9%) under the age of 18, 2,647 people (11.7%) aged 18 to 24, 6,154 people (27.2%) aged 25 to 44, 5,028 people (22.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,482 people (11.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

There were 4,898 housing units at an average density of 2,779.6 per square mile (1,073.2/km²), of which 3,887 (81.2%) were owner-occupied, and 901 (18.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.1%. 18,419 people (81.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,130 people (18.2%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, West Puente Valley had a median household income of $63,750, with 11.1% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [5]

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 22,589 people, 4,834 households, and 4,345 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 12,908.0 inhabitants per square mile (4,983.8/km²). There were 4,914 housing units at an average density of 2,808.0 per square mile (1,084.2/km²). 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[edit]

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 32nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +12[7] and is represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

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