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Overview

Introduction to Bellflower, California

The California city of Bellflower, situated in Los Angeles County, is located about 20 miles south of Los Angeles proper and about 15 miles west of Anaheim. Incorporated in 1957, the city derived its name from the "Belle Fleur" apple, a breed growing abundantly in the region. For much of the early 20th century, Bellflower and its neighboring cities comprised a prime dairy farming and milk production center. Bellflower's good soil and cheap water also fostered a strong resource for gardeners, fruit growers, and nursery operators. By the late 1950s, Bellflower was a principal shopping center for the surrounding region but in the 1960s and 1970s chose to remain focused on smaller businesses, which eventually affected the city's revenue streams. Through the establishment of a redevelopment strategy, Bellflower today is making strides to redevelop; attracting new businesses to the city, renovating existing business facades and upgrading its infrastructure.

Bellflower is served by California State Highway 91 and Interstate-605. Nearby freeways include Interstate-5 and Interstate 710.

Bellflower Events and Attractions

Bellflower is home to the annual Liberty Day Parade, held every October. Other public events include the Summer Streetfest concert series, the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, and Halloween carnivals.

Several major attractions are located in the nearby Los Angeles and Anaheim areas. Among these are: Universal Studios, Disneyland & Disney's California Adventure Park, Knott's Berry Farm & Soak City, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, CBS Television City, the L.A. County Natural History Museum, and the Wells Fargo History Museum.

These same nearby areas are home to several professional sports teams. Among these are:

  • Major League Baseball (MLB): Los Angeles Dodgers & Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers & Los Angeles Clippers
  • WNBA Basketball: Los Angeles Sparks
  • NHL Hockey: Los Angeles Kings
  • MLS Soccer: Los Angeles Galaxy
  • MLL Lacrosse: Los Angeles Riptide
  • AFL (Arena Football League) Football: Los Angeles Avengers

Demographics

People

Total Population77,687
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+32,259
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,814
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,195
Median House Value$367,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.4%
German3.6%
English2.5%
Irish2.4%
Dutch1.7%
Italian1.6%
Arab1.1%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Greek0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Bellflower Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90706
P.O. Box Zip Codes90707
Phone Area Codes562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.88
Approximate Longitude-118.13

Bellflower Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance15.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Artesia16,789$62,626
Cerritos49,797$102,958
Downey113,223$69,247
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Norwalk106,360$64,504
Paramount54,941$49,543

Bellflower Hospitals

Los Angeles Community Hospital At Bellflower
(Proprietary)
9542 East Artesia Boulevard

Bellflower Public Schools

Albert Baxter Elementary
14929 Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Bellflower Alternative Education Center
16703 S. Clark Ave.
ZIP: 90706
Other
Total Enrollment 11
Bellflower High
15301 S. Mcnab Ave.
ZIP: 90706
High
Total Enrollment 2752
Ernie Pyle Elementary
14500 S. Woodruff Ave.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Frank E. Woodruff Elementary
15332 S. Eucalyptus St.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Las Flores Home Education Independent Study Academy
10039 E. Palm St.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 131
Ramona Elementary
9351 E. Laurel St.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Somerset Continuation High
9242 E. Laurel St.
ZIP: 90706
High
Total Enrollment 287
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
10027 E. Rose St.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Washington Elementary
9725 E. Jefferson St.
ZIP: 90706
Primary
Total Enrollment 750

Bellflower Private Schools

Adventist Union School
15548 Santa Ana Ave
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Creative Day Preschool & Academy
8740 Ramona St
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Southland Christian Academy
16400 Woodruff Ave
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
St Bernard School
9626 Park St
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
St Dominic Savio Elementary School
9750 Foster Rd
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 354
Valley Christian Elementary School
17408 Grand Ave
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 409
Wonderland School
10440 Artesia Blvd
ZIP: 90706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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