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

The community was named after James George Bell and his son, Alphonso, founders

The latitude of Bell is 33.977N. The longitude is -118.186W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,694.


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Median household income
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$29,946
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bell demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Obed
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 213. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 105

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1% of Bell residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bell was $9,905, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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4% of Bell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,395.


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Libraries in Bell include Bell Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Bell workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bell between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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