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City of Signal Hill

Seal of the City of Signal Hill

Charter city
Incorporated: April 22, 1924 (became charter city November 7, 2000)
City Hall: 2175 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, California 90806
City Telephone: (562) 989-7300
Website: www.cityofsignalhill.org
Population (2010 Census): 11,016 (2000 Census: 9,333; 1990 Census: 8,371). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 5,032.4 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 8.3% (2000 Census: 7.2%; 1990 Census: 9.7%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 23.8% (2000 Census: 26.4%; 1990 Census: 21.6%)
Land Area: 2.19 square miles (5.67 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.01 square kilometers)

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From the earliest days, the hill had been used by as a lookout and signal point. It had also been known since Spanish times as Los Cerritos. In 1889 to 1890, John Rockwell erected a signal on the hill when the Coast Survey established the Los Angeles Base Line. It then became known as Signal Hill.

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

Map showing location of the City of Signal Hill