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La Puente
Los Angeles County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of La Puente is approximately 42,210 (1990), 39816 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,285 (1990), 9451 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Puente is 9.041 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Puente is 3.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Puente to Washington DC is 2411 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 369 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Puente is positioned 34.03 degrees north of the equator and 117.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The La Puente city flower is the The Golden Hibiscus.
The La Puente city color is Green and White.


near Los Angeles, on Puente Creek, at the foot of the Puente Hills. La Puente is surrounded by the City of Industry to the west and southwest, the city of West Covina to the north and the communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Valinda, Basset and additional unincorporated pockets of L.A. County
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History & History Related Items

Once part of La Puente Rancho, the community was laid out in 1841 and was originally the commercial center of a crop-farming and poultry and cattle-raising area. The city's name is Spanish for "the bridge."
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The incorporation of La Puente


Economy & Industry

. Major manufacturers include air-conditioning equipment, chemicals, and processed food.
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La Puente


The population of La Puente was:
1980 - 30,882
1990 - 36,955

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