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

The community name derives from Spanish for "bridge"

The latitude of La Puente is 34.02N. The longitude is -117.948W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,143.


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Median household income
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$41,222
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Puente demographic reports
La Puente is in the San Gabriel Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Puente
Fruit- and walnut-growing region in the 1930s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 243. The number of murders and homicides was 10. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
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2% of La Puente residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Puente ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Puente was $11,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of La Puente residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Puente, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,215.


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Libraries in La Puente include La Puente Library, Sunkist Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Puente political report.

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

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Puente 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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