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Gateway Cities Census Data

Bellflower

 

 

Description: Rich farmland and cattle brought Spanish ranchers to Bellflower after the 1832 Mexican Revolution. Around that time, Dutch dairy farmers and their families settled in the area.The land bloomed with orchards of Bellfleur apples, which is how the city was named.The city was incorporated in 1957.

Today, the main focus for the city is safety and redevelopment.The city’s motto,“Growing Together,” reflects a renewed energy and symbolizes the city’s goal to improve the quality of life for all residents and business owners. Hollywood Sports Park — a 23-acre complex and the biggest of its kind in the country — continues to draw visitors from throughout the region. The city has an informed and involved constituency. It produces a monthly news magazine and cable news show.The city’s web site receives 250,000 hits a year.

Bellflower also has become a popular filming location, hosting a dozen or more productions each year.

All this is possible through the administration of the county’s 25th largest city by the smallest staff of any city of similar population.

(city description courtesy of Press Telegram 2006 Almanac)

  1990 2000 2010
Population 61,815 72,878 76,616
Percent of Los Angeles County Population 0.70% 0.77% 0.78%
Median Age   29.7 31.9
Number of Households 22,905 23,367 23,651
Unemployment Rate 5.90% 7.97% 12.80%
 
1989
1999
2009
Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)   $64,381 $61,331
Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars) $57,523 $51,519 $50,565

 

 

Bellflower Educational Attainment Graph

 

Bellflower Annual Household Income Graph

 

Bellflower Population by Race & Ethnicity 1990

 

Bellflower Population by Race & Ethnicity 2000

 

Bellflower Population by Race & Ethnicity 2010