City of La Puente

Seal of the City of La Puente

General Law city
Incorporated: August 1, 1956
City Hall: 15900 E Main St, La Puente, California 91744
City Telephone: (626) 855-1500
Website: 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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City Government Officials

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.

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

Map showing location of the City of La Puente