City of Whittier

Seal of the City of Whittier

Charter City
Incorporated: February 25, 1898
City Hall: 13230 Penn St, Whittier 90602
City Telephone: (562) 567-9999
Website: www.cityofwhittier.org
Population (2010 Census):
85,331 (2000 Census: 83,680; 1990 Census: 77,671). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 5,825.0 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 11.7% (2000 Census: 12.5%; 1990 Census: 13.9%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 25.4% (2000 Census: 28.3%; 1990 Census: 25.7%)
Land Area: 14.65 square miles (37.94 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.02 square miles (0.04 square kilometers)

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Originally an Indian village named Sejat (place of the wild bees). The more recent community was founded in 1887 by the Pickering Land & Water Company, a Quaker organization, and named at the suggestion of Micajah D. Johnson in honor of fellow Quaker and poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Whittier