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Baldwin Park, California

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Baldwin Park, California
Baldwin Park City Hall, Metro Village, Metrolink station Complex
Baldwin Park City Hall, Metro Village, Metrolink station Complex
Official seal of Baldwin Park, California
The Hub of the San Gabriel Valley
Location of Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Baldwin Park is located in California
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park
Location in California
Baldwin Park is located in the United States
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park (the United States)
Baldwin Park is located in North America
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park (North America)
Coordinates: 34°4′58″N 117°58′18″W / 34.08278°N 117.97167°W / 34.08278; -117.97167
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedJanuary 25, 1956[1]
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorEmmanuel J. Estrada[2][3]
 • Mayor Pro TemMonica Garcia
 • City Council[3]Jean M. Ayala
Alejandra Avila
Daniel Damian
 • City Manager[3]Enrique C. Zaldivar
 • Total6.79 sq mi (17.58 km2)
 • Land6.63 sq mi (17.18 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)  2.28%
Elevation374 ft (114 m)
 • Total72,176
 • Density10,882.99/sq mi (4,201.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code626[7]
FIPS code06-03666
GNIS feature IDs1652669, 2409777

Baldwin Park is a city located in the central San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 72,176, down from 75,390 at the 2010 census.

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Baldwin Park began as part of cattle grazing land belonging to the San Gabriel Mission. It eventually became part of the Rancho Azusa de Dalton and the Rancho La Puente properties. The community became known as Vineland in 1860. By 1906, it changed to Baldwin Park. It was named after Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin. In 1956, Baldwin Park became the 47th incorporated city in the State of California.

Baldwin Park is home to the first In-N-Out burger stand, opened on October 22, 1948. It was the first drive-thru in California[8] and was replaced in November 2004 with a new building. The new In-N-Out University and company store opened in 2006 on Francisquito Avenue. Also, the company's first meatpacking plant is located down the street from the locations at the company headquarters on Hamburger Lane. In-N-Out now has a second meat processing plant in Texas to serve their Texas restaurants.

As of September 1882, the first school house was built on the southeast corner of North Maine and Los Angeles Avenues in 1884. It contained two rows of double seats, a central aisle leading to the teacher's desk, and a heating stove at the north end. Mr. Frazier was the first teacher. In April 1888, the Vineland School District was established according to county records.

The first Board of Trustees took office on July 1, 1888, and elected Miss Jessie Washburn to teach the district school that fall. The building was sold in 1890 and moved to another site for a private residence. The district built the second school in 1890 and hired two teachers, Miss Ellen Lang and Miss Venna O. Finney. The second school house was relegated to the past in 1912. It later became a private Japanese school and stood as a landmark until it caught fire on September 5, 1936, and burned to the ground. Today, the Baldwin Park Unified School District lies contiguously with the city's borders. There are 23 schools within this district. The budget is well over $100 million. Currently, the district is building new school structures to accommodate growth. The district is adopting data driven strategies to help students achieve better scores in the API tests. There is an active push by the district to hire new teachers while providing retirement incentives for teachers who wish to retire.

In the 1950s, Vias Turkey Ranch was about one mile (1.6 km) from the now 10 Freeway just off of Frazier Avenue. This huge commercial turkey ranch was famous in the Valley for a huge outdoor aviary with a unique selection of birds. The ranch had two or three types of deer species. When the value of the land escalated, the property was sold and the Ranch moved to Apple Valley.

The McMullan Dairy was on Frazier where area schools brought students on field trips.

Popular pastimes in the 1950s included riding at the horse stables across the bridge of the San Gabriel River, which was an open sand and rock river bed, and ride one hour for the sum of $1.00, a hefty price at that time considering that the minimum wage was fifty cents an hour.

In summer 2005, Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigration group based in Ventura, launched a series of protests against the Danzas Indigenas, art at the Baldwin Park Metrolink station designed for the MTA in 1993 by artist Judy Baca. The monument bears several engraved statements whose origins are not attributed. At issue was one particular inscription--It was better before they came—that Save Our State claimed was directed against Anglo whites. In fact, according to Baca, that sentence was uttered by an Anglo white Baldwin Park resident in the 1950s; he was lamenting the influx of persons of Mexican ancestry into the San Gabriel Valley following World War II. Save Our State continued the protests, which drew counter-protesters and required city expenditure on crowd control and riot police. Save Our State stopped protesting towards the end of the summer and has not made any further appearances in the city.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.6 km2 (6.8 mi2). 17.2 km2 (6.6 mi2) of it is land and 0.4 km2 (0.2 mi2) of it (2.28%) is water.


Baldwin Park experiences a mild winter and warm to hot summer. The highest recorded temperature ever is 118 °F (48 °C) and the coldest being 21 °F (−6 °C).

Climate data for Baldwin Park, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 70
Average low °F (°C) 43


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[10]


The 2020 United States Census reported that Baldwin Park had a population of 72,176 people.[11] This corresponds to a density of 10,883.0 people per square mile.[12] The racial breakdown was 14,770 (20.5%) Asian, 11,332 (15.7%) White, 1,474 (2.0%) American Indian and Alaska Native, 742 (1.0%) Black or African American, 57 (0.1%) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 30,277 (41.9%) Some Other Race, and 13,524 (18.7%) two or more races.[11]

Including all responses for people of two or more races, 15,296 (21.2% of population) were Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races, 24,086 (33.4%) were White alone or in combination with one or more other races, 2,385 (3.3%) were American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination, 1,124 (1.6%) were Black or African American alone or in combination, 176 (0.2%) were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone or in combination, and 43,184 (59.8%) were some other race alone or in combination with one or more other races.[11]

53,683 (74.4%) were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of those, 8,941 (12.4% of total population) were White alone, 133 (0.2%) were Black or African American alone, 1,382 (1.9%) were American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 180 (0.2%) were Asian alone, 13 (0.0%) were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, 30,011 (41.6%) were some other race alone, and 13,023 (18.0%) were two or more races.[11]

Baldwin Park was reported to have 18,201 housing units. 17,882 (98.2%) were occupied. Of the occupied units, 10,437 (58.4% of occupied units) were owner-occupied and 7,445 (41.5%) were renter-occupied. Of the vacant units, 113 (0.6% of total) were for rent, 15 (0.1%) were rented but not occupied, 44 (0.2%) were for sale only, 19 (0.1%) were sold but not occupied, 15 (0.1%) were for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use, and 113 (0.6%) were otherwise vacant.[11]

The median household income between 2017 and 2021 was $72,554 (2021 dollars), with 13.1% of people living in poverty.[12]


At the 2010 census Baldwin Park had a population of 75,390. The population density was 11,110.3 inhabitants per square mile (4,289.7/km2). The racial makeup of Baldwin Park was 33,119 (43.9%) White, (4.3% Non-Hispanic White),[13] 913 (1.2%) African American, 674 (0.9%) Native American, 10,696 (14.2%) Asian, 85 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 27,079 (35.9%) from other races, and 2,824 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 60,403 persons (80.1%).[14]

The census reported that 74,984 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 88 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 318 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 17,189 households, 10,027 (58.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 10,097 (58.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,358 (19.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,700 (9.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,093 (6.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 103 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,474 households (8.6%) were one person and 648 (3.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 4.36. There were 15,155 families (88.2% of households); the average family size was 4.45.

The age distribution was 22,571 people (29.9%) under the age of 18, 8,849 people (11.7%) aged 18 to 24, 21,588 people (28.6%) aged 25 to 44, 16,323 people (21.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,059 people (8.0%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 30.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

There were 17,736 housing units at an average density of 2,613.8 per square mile, of the occupied units 10,353 (60.2%) were owner-occupied and 6,836 (39.8%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.3%. 45,844 people (60.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 29,140 people (38.7%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Baldwin Park had a median household income of $51,153, with 17.5% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[13]


At the 2000 census there were 75,837 people in 16,961 households, including 15,061 families, in the city. The population density was 4,396.5/km2 (11,379.2/mi2). There were 17,430 housing units at an average density of 1,010.5/km2 (2,615.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 40.18% White, 1.61% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 11.64% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 40.51% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. 78.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[15] Of the 16,961 households, 55.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.2% were non-families. 8.1% of households were one person, and 3.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 4.44 and the average family size was 4.53.

The age distribution was 34.9% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% 65 or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median household income was $41,629 and the median family income was $41,256. Males had a median income of $26,873 versus $22,186 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,562. About 15.4% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


Top employers

According to the city's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of employees
1 Baldwin Park Unified School District 1,975
2 Baldwin Park City Hall 454
3 Wal-Mart 350
4 Durham School Services 301
5 Esther Snyder Community Center 300
6 LA Department of Public Health 300
7 Los Angeles County Department of Parks 300
8 Morgan Park 300
9 Waste Management Inc. 300
10 Target 200


In the California State Legislature, Baldwin Park is in the  22nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Susan Rubio, and in the  48th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Blanca Rubio.[17]

In the United States House of Representatives, Baldwin Park is in California's  31st congressional district, represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.[18]

On the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Baldwin Park is represented by 1st District Supervisor Hilda Solis.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Monrovia Health Center in Monrovia, serving Baldwin Park.[19]

Baldwin Park has a city police department of its own, but contracts for fire and rescue with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Notable people


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