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Duarte
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
91010

Motto
The City of Health
Our Kind of Town



Page Contents for Duarte, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Duarte is approximately 21,924 (2007), 21321 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,805 (2007), 7013 (2010).
The amount of land area in Duarte is 18.684 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Duarte is 6.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Duarte to Washington DC is 2410 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 362 miles. (as the crow flies)
Duarte is positioned 34.15 degrees north of the equator and 117.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Duarte elevation is 510 feet above sea level.
The Duarte city flower is the The Daisy.
Duarte per capita income is $ 19,648 (2000).
Duarte median income is $ 64,400 (2007).
The Duarte median home price is $ 507,500 (2007).

Location

about 29 miles from Los Angeles and 21 miles from Anaheim in southern California. Other nearby communities include Bradbury, Irwindale, Monrovia, Mayflower Village, Azusa, Vincent, Baldwin Park and North El Monte.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Duarte.

Andres Duarte and his wife were granted almost 7,000 acres of land in the upper San Gabriel Valley. He named his property, "Rancho Azusa de Duarte." By the mid-1800's, most of the original land had been sold to pay off debts. One of the purchasers was Dr. Nehemiah Beardslee. He began the first school in Duarte and established the first water lines. Eventually all the land was sub-divided and sold off into individual lots.

The community grew over the years. By 1957, many in Duarte desired incorporation. Duarte was officially incorporated on 22 August 1957.

The first recorded avocado tree grown in California was in Duarte - the Chappelow Avocado tree, named for William Chappelow, Sr. Who received it from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1893.
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The incorporation of Duarte

August 22, 1957


Attractions

Duarte Historical Museum
The City has an all-volunteer museum which is a resource for the community and a wonderful site for visitors to the area.
777 Encanto Parkway
Duarte, CA
Phone: 626-357-9419
Open Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The City of Hope
National Medical Center & Beckman Research Institute
An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010-3000
Phone: (626) 359-8111 Located 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles
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Duarte City Government

City of Duarte
1600 Huntington Dr.
Duarte, CA 91010-2534
Phone: 626-357-7931

Duarte has a council-manager form of government. The city council consists of five members.

Duarte Chamber

Duarte Chamber of Commerce
1105 Oak Avenue
Duarte, CA 91010
P.O. Box 1438
Duarte, CA 91009-4438
Phone: (626) 357-3333

Duarte Organizations

Duarte Chamber of Commerce
1105 Oak Avenue
Duarte, CA 91010
P.O. Box 1438
Duarte, CA 91009-4438
Phone: (626) 357-3333

Duarte Libraries

Duarte Public Library
1301 Buena Vista St
Duarte, CA 91010-2410
Phone: 626-358-1865

Duarte Schools

Duarte High School
1565 Central Ave.
Duarte, Califonia 91010
phone: 626-599-5700


Duarte Unified School District
1620 Huntington Drive
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone 626-599-5000 Duarte

Miscellany

The population of Duarte was:
1990 - 20,688
1999 - 22,015
2000 - 21,486
2005 - 22,194
2007 - 21,924

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 6,758
2000 - 6,805


Median age:
2000 - 34.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 50,744
2007 - $ 64,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 173,500
2007 - $ 507,500

Duarte is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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