Incorporated: February 25, 1898
City Hall: 13230 Penn St, Whittier 90602
Population (2020 Census): 87,306 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 22.1%
Population Density (2020 Census): 5,960.3 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 29,953
Persons Per Housing Unit: 2.9
Land Area: 14.65 square miles (37.94 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.01 square miles (0.03 square kilometers)
Total Area: 14.66 square miles (37.97 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.966827 -118.020122
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Originally an Indian village named Sejat (place of the wild bees). The more recent community was founded in 1887 by the Pickering Land & Water Company, a Quaker organization, and named at the suggestion of Micajah D. Johnson in honor of fellow Quaker and poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
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