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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).

People

Total Population 76,602
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 32,037
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,575
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,818

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,009
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 10%
Median Gross Rent $1,241
Median House Value $311,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 89.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 0.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Baldwin Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91706
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.085
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)

Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station PASADENA
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bradbury 839 $110,625
Covina 48,587 $72,701
Duarte 21,769 $72,053
El Monte 115,711 $40,404
Irwindale 1,426 $51,944
West Covina 107,837 $74,666

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Baldwin Park Hospitals

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1011 BALDWIN PARK BLVD
(626) 851-1011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Baldwin Park High Schools

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BALDWIN PARK HIGH
3900 N. PUENTE AVE.
626-960-5431
Serves 2,357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

SIERRA VISTA HIGH
3600 N. FRAZIER ST.
626-960-7741
Serves 2,013 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING - BALDWIN PARK
3699 NORTH HOLLY AVENUE
626-962-3311
A Charter School.
Serves 1,652 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 48.6

NORTH PARK CONTINUATION HIGH
4600 N. BOGART AVE.
626-337-4407
A Non-traditional School
Serves 335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

BALDWIN PARK ALTERNATIVE
4730 BALDWIN PARK BLVD.
626-939-4428
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 72.5

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