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City of Downey

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Charter City
Incorporated: December 17, 1956
City Hall: 11111 Brookshire Ave, Downey, California 90241
Website: www.downeyca.org
Population (2020 Census): 114,355 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 22.2%
Population Density (2020 Census): 9,215.5 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 36,087
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.2
Land Area: 12.41 square miles (32.14 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.16 square miles (0.42 square kilometers)
Total Area: 12.57 square miles (32.56 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.938237 -118.130856

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Founded by John G. Downey in 1862 as a subdivision of Rancho Santa Gertrudis. Downey served as Governor of California from 1860 to 1862.

Downey Theatre

Downey Theatre. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Oldest Operating McDonald's Restaurant

Oldest operating McDonald's Restaurant (opened 1953) at Lakewood and Florence Boulevards, Downey. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

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Map showing location of the City of Downey