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La Palma is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "palm tree."

The latitude of La Palma is 33.846N. The longitude is -118.045W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,903.


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Median household income
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$68,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Palma demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.

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8% of La Palma residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Palma ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Palma was $26,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of La Palma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Palma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $895.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,701.


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Libraries in La Palma include La Palma Branch Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Palma political report.

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The average commute time for La Palma workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Palma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in La Palma include La Quinta Inn.

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