General Law city
Incorporated: January 29, 1958
City Hall: 6615 Passons Blvd, Pico Rivera, California 90660
Population (2020 Census): 62,088 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 21.3%
Population Density (2020 Census): 7,467.0 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 17,359
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.6
Land Area: 8.32 square miles (21.54 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.59 square miles (1.52 square kilometers)
Total Area: 8.90 square miles (23.05 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.989524 -118.089295
The name resulted from the merger of the towns Pico and Rivera in 1958. Pico was named after the original landowner, Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California. The northern town, Rivera, was named as such by the Santa Fe Railroad because it lay between the rivers San Gabriel and Rio Hondo.
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