General Law city
Incorporated: August 1, 1956
City Hall: 15900 E Main St, La Puente, California 91744
Population (2020 Census): 38,062 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 23.0%
Population Density (2020 Census): 10,940.5 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 9,919
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.8
Land Area: 3.48 square miles (9.01 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.00 square kilometers)
Total Area: 3.48 square miles (9.01 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.032333 -117.95352
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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