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City of Signal Hill

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Charter city
Incorporated: April 22, 1924 (became charter city November 7, 2000)
City Hall: 2175 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, California 90806
Website: www.cityofsignalhill.org
Population (2020 Census): 11,848 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 20.3%
Population Density (2020 Census): 5,412.5 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 4,749
Persons Per Housing Unit: 2.5
Land Area: 2.19 square miles (5.67 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.01 square kilometers)
Total Area: 2.19 square miles (5.67 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.803461 -118.169735

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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.

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