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Overview

Introduction to Baldwin Park, California

Located 17 miles east of Los Angeles in the central San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County is the California city of Baldwin Park. The city's beginnings can be traced back to the mid-1800's when the land now comprising the city was part of cattle grazing land belonging to the San Gabriel Mission. By 1880 the community became known as Vineland and by 1906 the name had changed to Baldwin Park. It was named after Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin, a wealthy landowner during the late 1800's/early 1900's. The city was incorporated in 1956, becoming the 47th incorporated city in the State of California.

Cities close to Baldwin Park include Irwindale, West Puente Valley, Vincent, Mayflower Village, La Puente, Avocado Heights, and El Monte. Freeways serving the city are Interstate-10 and Interstate-605. Nearby colleges and universities include Azusa Pacific University, Whittier College, Mt San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, and East Los Angeles College.

Area Attractions:

The Baldwin Park Historical Society Museum holds more than 1,000 representative artifacts for the period from 1850 to 1950, including area maps, agricultural artifacts, radios, clothing, and phonographs. Summertime in Baldwin Park brings free outdoor musical entertainment during the annual Summer Concert in the Park Series, held at Morgan Park.

Baldwin Park's close proximity to Los Angeles and also to Anaheim (located 28 miles to the south) allows visitors quick access to several major Southern California attractions. Some of these are:

  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Paramount Film and TV Studio
  • Universal Studios
  • Catalina Island
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Disneyland
  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • Arboretum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center
  • Grauman's Chinese Theater

Lovers of professional sports can see the following teams in the Los Angeles area: Hockey (NHL's Los Angeles Kings); Baseball (Los Angeles Dodgers); Basketball (The NBA has two local teams: The LA Lakers and the LA Clippers); Soccer (Los Angeles Galaxy); and Lacrosse (LA Riptide).

A drive in the opposite direction finds the following Anaheim-based teams: Hockey (NHL's Anaheim Mighty Ducks); Baseball (the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).

Demographics

People

Total Population76,511
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+33,055
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,038
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,904

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,855
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone9.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,277
Median House Value$333,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)89%
German0.6%
Irish0.4%
Italian0.4%
English0.4%
Polish0.3%
African0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Basque0.1%
Dutch0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Baldwin Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91706
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.09
Approximate Longitude-117.96

Baldwin Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bradbury954$147,321
Covina48,539$74,552
Duarte21,792$73,376
El Monte115,665$42,643
Irwindale1,319$56,154
West Covina107,634$77,588

Baldwin Park Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Baldwin Park
(Proprietary)
14148 Francisquito Avenue
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd.

Baldwin Park Public Schools

Jerry D. Holland Middle
4733 Landis Ave
(626) 962-8412
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
Baldwin Park Alternative
4730 Baldwin Park Blvd
(626) 939-4428
North Park Continuation High
4600 Bogart Ave
(626) 337-4407
High
Total Enrollment 310
Walnut Elementary
4701 North Walnut St
(626) 939-4368
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Foster Elementary
13900 Foster Ave
(626) 962-8111
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Tracy Elementary
13350 Tracy St
(626) 962-9718
Primary
Total Enrollment 783
De Anza Elementary
12820 Bess St
(626) 338-4019
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Santa Fe Elementary
4650 Baldwin Park Blvd
(626) 856-1525
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Baldwin Park High
3900 North Puente Ave
(626) 960-5431
High
Total Enrollment 2298
Charles Bursch Elementary
4245 North Merced Ave
(626) 338-4319
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Sierra Vista High
3600 North Frazier St
(626) 960-7741
High
Total Enrollment 2018
Sierra Vista Junior High
13400 Foster Ave
(626) 962-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Central Elementary
14741 Central Ave
(626) 962-7915
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Charles D. Jones Junior High
14250 East Merced Ave
(626) 962-8312
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
Elwin Elementary
13010 East Waco St
(626) 962-8015
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Ernest R. Geddes Elementary
14600 Cavette Place
(626) 962-8114
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
Kenmore Elementary
3823 Kenmore Ave
(626) 962-8316
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Margaret Heath Elementary
14321 School St
(626) 338-4013
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Olive Middle
13701 Olive St
(626) 962-8416
Middle
Total Enrollment 522
Pleasant View Elementary
14900 East Nubia St
(626) 962-8512
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Vineland Elementary
3609 Vineland Ave
(626) 962-9719
Primary
Total Enrollment 886

Baldwin Park Private Schools

Mid Valley Learning Centers
13940 Merced Ave
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
St John The Baptist School
3870 Stewart Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 357
Creative Planet School Of The Arts
4428 N Stewart Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
East Valley Sda School
3554 Maine Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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