General Law city
Incorporated: November 7, 1927
City Hall: 6330 Pine Ave, Bell, California 90201
Population (2020 Census): 33,559 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 26.5%
Population Density (2020 Census): 13,380.8 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 9,468
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.5
Land Area: 2.51 square miles (6.50 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.12 square miles (0.31 square kilometers)
Total Area: 2.63 square miles (6.81 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.979704 -118.179249
Settled in 1875 by James George Bell on what was originally part of the Spanish land grant Rancho San Antonio. The post office, when established, was originaly known as Obed, with Bell serving as its first postmaster. In 1898, residents renamed it in honor of Bell. The adjacent city of Bell Gardens was named for the city of Bell. Bell's son, Alphonzo Bell, Sr., went on become wealthy and developed Bel-Air Estates in Los Angeles.
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