Walnut Park, California

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Walnut Park
census-designated place
Location of Walnut Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Walnut Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 33°58′8″N 118°13′26″W / 33.96889°N 118.22389°W / 33.96889; -118.22389Coordinates: 33°58′8″N 118°13′26″W / 33.96889°N 118.22389°W / 33.96889; -118.22389
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Area[1]
 • Total 0.748 sq mi (1.937 km2)
 • Land 0.748 sq mi (1.937 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,966
 • Density 21,000/sq mi (8,200/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90255
Area code(s) 323
FIPS code 06-83402
GNIS feature ID 1661650

Walnut Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 15,966 at the 2010 census, down from 16,180 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Walnut Park is located at 33°58′8″N 118°13′26″W / 33.96889°N 118.22389°W / 33.96889; -118.22389 (33.968781, -118.223790).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 8,925
1980 11,811 32.3%
1990 14,722 24.6%
2000 16,180 9.9%
2010 15,966 −1.3%
source:[3]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Walnut Park had a population of 15,966. The population density was 21,352.0 people per square mile (8,244.0/km²). The racial makeup of Walnut Park was 9,046 (56.7%) White (1.7% Non-Hispanic White),[5] 70 (0.4%) African American, 277 (1.7%) Native American, 89 (0.6%) Asian, 2 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 5,953 (37.3%) from other races, and 529 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15,543 persons (97.4%).

The Census reported that 15,952 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 14 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 3,612 households, out of which 2,128 (58.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,060 (57.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 748 (20.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 353 (9.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 246 (6.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 23 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 317 households (8.8%) were made up of individuals and 130 (3.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.42. There were 3,161 families (87.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.51.

The population was spread out with 4,742 people (29.7%) under the age of 18, 1,849 people (11.6%) aged 18 to 24, 4,821 people (30.2%) aged 25 to 44, 3,266 people (20.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,288 people (8.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.2 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

There were 3,744 housing units at an average density of 5,007.0 per square mile (1,933.2/km²), of which 1,924 (53.3%) were owner-occupied, and 1,688 (46.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.6%. 9,340 people (58.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,612 people (41.4%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Walnut Park had a median household income of $42,558, with 23.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [6]

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,180 people, 3,610 households, and 3,191 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21,919.0 inhabitants per square mile (8,442.1/km²). There were 3,814 housing units at an average density of 5,166.8 per square mile (1,990.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.11% White, 0.36% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 47.53% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.77% of the population.

There were 3,610 households out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.48 and the average family size was 4.62.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,837, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $23,211 versus $19,539 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,275. About 19.9% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

These were the ten cities or neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the largest percentage of Latino residents, according to the 2000 census:[§ 1]

  1. ^ [1] "Latino," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  • These were the ten neighborhoods or cities in Los Angeles County with the highest population densities, according to the 2000 census, with the population per square mile:[8]

Education[edit]

Los Angeles Unified School District schools serve Walnut Park:

  • Walnut Park Elementary School[9]
  • Gage Middle School[10]

Most of Walnut Park is zoned to Huntington Park High School. Before 2005 all of Walnut Park was zoned to Huntington Park. In 2005 South East High School opened and took a portion of the land in Walnut Park in its attendance boundary.[11][12] Any student who lives in the Huntington Park or Bell High School zones may apply to Maywood Academy High School; Maywood Academy, which opened in 2005 and moved into its permanent campus in 2006, does not have its own attendance boundary because it lacks American football, track and field, and tennis facilities.[13]

A new middle school, South Region Middle School 3, will open in Walnut Park in 2012. The groundbreaking occurred in 2010.[14]

Politics[edit]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Century Station in Lynwood, serving Walnut Park.[15]

In the state legislature Walnut Park is located in the 22nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Gilbert Cedillo, and in the 50th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ricardo Lara. Federally, Walnut Park is located in California's 34th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +23[16] and is represented by Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  5. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0683402.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0683402.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ [2] "Population Density," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  9. ^ http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Walnut_Park_EL
  10. ^ http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Gage_MS/
  11. ^ "Proposed Changes to South East HS Area Schools." Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "Walnut Park CDP, California." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  13. ^ "School History." Maywood Academy High School. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  14. ^ "LAUSD BREAKS GROUND ON NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WALNUT PARK." Los Angeles Unified School District. June 10, 2010. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  15. ^ "Century Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  16. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.