Location of Walnut Park in Los Angeles County, California.
|• Total||0.748 sq mi (1.937 km2)|
|• Land||0.748 sq mi (1.937 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||148 ft (45 m)|
|• Density||21,000/sq mi (8,200/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1661650|
Walnut Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States, southeast of downtown Los Angeles and the Arts District. The population was 15,966 at the 2010 census, down from 16,180 at the 2000 census.
Walnut Park is located at (33.968781, -118.223790).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Walnut Park had a population of 15,966. The population density was 21,352.0 people per square mile (8,244.0/km²). The racial makeup of Walnut Park was 9,046 (56.7%) White (1.7% Non-Hispanic White), 70 (0.4%) African American, 277 (1.7%) Native American, 89 (0.6%) Asian, 2 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 5,953 (37.3%) from other races, and 529 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15,543 persons (97.4%).
The Census reported that 15,952 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 14 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 3,612 households, out of which 2,128 (58.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,060 (57.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 748 (20.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 353 (9.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 246 (6.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 23 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 317 households (8.8%) were made up of individuals and 130 (3.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.42. There were 3,161 families (87.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.51.
The population was spread out with 4,742 people (29.7%) under the age of 18, 1,849 people (11.6%) aged 18 to 24, 4,821 people (30.2%) aged 25 to 44, 3,266 people (20.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,288 people (8.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.2 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
There were 3,744 housing units at an average density of 5,007.0 per square mile (1,933.2/km²), of which 1,924 (53.3%) were owner-occupied, and 1,688 (46.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.6%. 9,340 people (58.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,612 people (41.4%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,180 people, 3,610 households, and 3,191 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21,919.0 inhabitants per square mile (8,442.1/km²). There were 3,814 housing units at an average density of 5,166.8 per square mile (1,990.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 46.11% White, 0.36% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 47.53% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.77% of the population.
There were 3,610 households out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.48 and the average family size was 4.62.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,837, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $23,211 versus $19,539 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,275. About 19.9% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.
- East Los Angeles, California, 96.7%
- Maywood, California, 96.4%
- Walnut Park, California, 95.4%
- Huntington Park, California, 95.1%
- Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, 94.0%
- Cudahy, California, 93.8%
- Bell Gardens, California, 93.7%
- Commerce, California 93.4%
- Vernon, California, 92.6%
- South Gate, California, 92.1%
-  "Latino," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
These were the ten neighborhoods or cities in Los Angeles County with the highest population densities, according to the 2000 census, with the population per square mile:
- Koreatown, Los Angeles, 42,611
- Westlake, Los Angeles, 38,214
- East Hollywood, Los Angeles, 31,095
- Pico-Union, Los Angeles, 25,352
- Maywood, California, 23,638
- Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, 23,473
- Hollywood, Los Angeles, 22,193
- Walnut Park, California, 22,028
- Palms, Los Angeles, 21,870
- Adams-Normandie, Los Angeles, 21,848
La Alameda shopping center is located on 2140 Florence Ave. This shopping center which amounts to cover 240,000 square feet of retail area, houses stores such as CVS Pharmacy, Ross Dress for Less, Marshall's, as well as eatery that includes Fatburger, Panda Express, and other establishments. This shopping center was built atop of underutilized and abandoned industrial areas which spanned 18 acres . The shopping plaza is influenced by the Spanish/ Mediterranean architecture which is notable through the locations tile and stone elements. The shopping center's creation as well as the location's design is representative of the community and maintained this as its priority throughout out its construction and currently in its daily operation. The plaza fosters community events such as health clinics,and holiday celebrations which is free for all to attend. Every week, local bands showcase their music and people of all ages come out to dance and enjoy the evening scene. La Alameda serves as a central shopping and social hub for Walnut Park and surrounding communities' residents.
Los Angeles Unified School District schools serve Walnut Park:
- Walnut Park Elementary School
- Gage Middle School
- Hope Street Elementary School
- Walnut Park Middle School
Most of Walnut Park is zoned to Huntington Park High School. Before 2005 all of Walnut Park was zoned to Huntington Park. In 2005 South East High School opened and took a portion of the land in Walnut Park in its attendance boundary. Any student who lives in the Huntington Park or Bell High School zones may apply to Maywood Academy High School; Maywood Academy, which opened in 2005 and moved into its permanent campus in 2006, does not have its own attendance boundary because it lacks American football, track and field, and tennis facilities.
In addition to Los Angeles Unified School District schools, there are many LAUSD authorized public charter schools that operate in Walnut Park:
Walnut Park is unincorporated and is thus represented by Hilda Solis at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
In the state legislature Walnut Park is located in the 59th Senate District, represented by Democrat Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and in the 33rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ricardo Lara. Federally, Walnut Park is located in California's 44th congressional district, which is represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán.
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