Incorporated: December 17, 1956
City Hall: 11111 Brookshire Ave, Downey, California 90241
Population (2020 Census): 114,355 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 22.2%
Population Density (2020 Census): 9,215.5 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 36,087
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.2
Land Area: 12.41 square miles (32.14 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.16 square miles (0.42 square kilometers)
Total Area: 12.57 square miles (32.56 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.938237 -118.130856
Founded by John G. Downey in 1862 as a subdivision of Rancho Santa Gertrudis. Downey served as Governor of California from 1860 to 1862.
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