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City of La Puente

General Law city
Incorporated: August 1, 1956
City Hall: 15900 E Main St, La Puente 91744
City Telephones: (626) 330-4511, Fax (626) 961-4626
Internet: http://www.lapuente.org/

Population (2010 Census):
39,816 (2000 Census: 41,063; 1990 Census: 36,955) For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 11,444.7 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 9.2% (2000 Census: 7.7%; 1990 Census: 6.0%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 28.7% (2000 Census: 33.8%; 1990 Census: 32.5%)
Land Area: 3.48 square miles (9.01 square kilometers); Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.00 square kilometers)

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Chamber of Commerce: None

 In 1769, the Gaspar de Portola expedition, the first European land exploration party in the Los Angeles area, built a bridge over the San Jose Creek while camped nearby. In 1884, the area was named Puente (bridge in Spanish). The name was changed to La Puente in 1955.

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