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Overview

Introduction to La Puente, California

La Puente, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NE of Hacienda Heights, California (center to center) and 12 miles N of Anaheim, California. The residential community is situated in San Gabriel Valley and is regarded as a working-class town. The majority of the population is Hispanic. The municipality has easy access to freeways.

La Puente History

In 1769 the European, Gaspar de Portola expedition party along with Father Junipero Serra constructed an important bridge across the San Jose Creek. in 1884 the region was given the name Puente, which translates to "bridge" in Spanish. In 1841 European settlers from New Mexico acquired the vast acreage known as Rancho Puente and established a community. During the 1930's fruits and walnuts were the primary agricultural products grown in the area. The town was home to one of the largest walnut packing plants in the world.

La Puente Attractions

  • La Puente Valley Women's Club is included in the National Register of Historic Sites.
  • The Star Theater is an historic structure.
  • La Puente Park offers a variety of recreation facilities.
  • Arbor Day.
  • Spring Egg Hunt.
  • Movies in the Park.
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration.
  • Concerts in the Park.

Popular nearby attractions include the well known Tournament of Roses Parade, the Rose Bowl game, the Pasadena Playhouse, Old Town Pasadena, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Raging Waters. Other notable regional destinations include Descano Gardens, Downtown Covina, Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, Homestead Museum, Irwindale Speedway, Los Angeles County Arboretum and the Norton Simon Museum.

The Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, is the second biggest Buddhist temple and monastery located in the Western Hemisphere. The nearby San Gabriel Mountains provide opportunities for boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and other recreational activities. Golfers enjoy the region's quality courses.

La Puente Higher Education

Residents have opportunities to attend college at nearby Alliant International University, Azusa Pacific University, California Institute of Technology, California State University Los Angeles and numerous other colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,384
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+17,815
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,920
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,765

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,774
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone9.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,176
Median House Value$343,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86.1%
German0.9%
Irish0.6%
English0.5%
Italian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
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La Puente Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91744, 91746, 91745, 91748
P.O. Box Zip Codes91747, 91749
Phone Area Codes626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.02
Approximate Longitude-117.94

La Puente Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance10.3 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
StationANAHEIM
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin Park76,511$54,855
Covina48,539$74,552
El Monte115,665$42,643
Hacienda Heights54,033$84,655
Walnut30,026$104,974
West Covina107,634$77,588

La Puente Public Schools

Baldwin Academy
1616 Griffith Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
California Elementary
1111 California Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Del Valle Elementary
801 N. Del Valle St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Fairgrove Academy
15540 Fairgrove Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 921
Hurley Elementary
535 S. Dora Guzman Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
La Puente High
15615 E. Nelson Ave.
ZIP: 91744
High
Total Enrollment 1403
La Puente Valley Rop
341 La Seda Rd.
ZIP: 91744
High
Lassalette
14333 Lassalette St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Nelson Elementary
330 N. California Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Nogales High
401 S. Nogales St.
ZIP: 91744
High
Total Enrollment 1959
Northam Elementary
17800 E. Renault
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Rorimer Elementary
18750 E. Rorimer St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Rowland Assistive Technology Academy
17840 E. Villacorta St.
ZIP: 91744
Other
Total Enrollment 27
Santana High (continuation)
341 S. La Seda Rd.
ZIP: 91744
High
Total Enrollment 199
Sierra Vista Middle
15801 Sierra Vista Ct.
ZIP: 91744
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Sparks Elementary
15151 E. Temple Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Sparks Middle
15100 Giordano St.
ZIP: 91744
Middle
Total Enrollment 476
Sunset
800 N. Tonopah Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 19
Sunset Elementary
800 N. Tonopah Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Temple Academy
635 California Ave.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Villacorta Elementary
17840 Villacorta St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Workman Elementary
16000 Workman St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Yorbita Elementary
502 S. Vidalia St.
ZIP: 91744
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Bassett Senior High
755 Ardilla Ave.
ZIP: 91746
High
Total Enrollment 1071
Don Julian Elementary
13855 Don Julian Rd.
ZIP: 91746
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Edgewood Academy
14135 E. Fairgrove Ave.
ZIP: 91746
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
J. E. Van Wig Elementary
1151 N. Van Wig Ave.
ZIP: 91746
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Nueva Vista Continuation High
904 Willow Ave.
ZIP: 91746
High
Total Enrollment 76
Sunkist Elementary
935 Mayland Ave.
ZIP: 91746
Primary
Total Enrollment 493

La Puente Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
14655 Nelson Ave
ZIP: 91744
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Montessori Academy Of La Puente
846 N Orange Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
New Montessori School
15243 Nelson Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
St Joseph Elementary School
15650 Temple Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
St Stephen Academy
1718 Walnut Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
St Stephen Preschool Academy
1718 Walnut Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Sunset Christian School
400 N Sunset Ave
ZIP: 91744
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Bishop Amat High School
14301 Fairgrove Ave
ZIP: 91746
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1404
Creative Corners School
13656 Lamitas Ave
ZIP: 91746
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Louis Of France School
13901 Temple Ave
ZIP: 91746
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
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