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The population of Baldwin Park is approximately 78,861 (2005), 75390 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,179 (1990), 17189 (2010).

The amount of land area in Baldwin Park is 17.084 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Baldwin Park is 6.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.342 sq kilometers.
The distance from Baldwin Park to Washington DC is 2412 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 366 miles. (as the crow flies)
Baldwin Park is positioned 34.08 degrees north of the equator and 117.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Baldwin Park elevation is 374 feet above sea level.
Baldwin Park median income is $41,629 (2000) .

The Baldwin Park median home price is $146,400 (2000).

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Baldwin Park location: in southern California about 28 miles east of Los Angeles in the center of the San Gabriel Valley. Other nearby communities include Irwindale, West Puente Valley, Vincent, Mayflower Village, La Puente, Avocado Heights, North El Monte and El Monte

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Baldwin Park history:

During the middle of the 1800's, the area that is now Baldwin Park was land for grazing cattle of the San Gabriel Mission. Homesteaders appeared around 1875. The area was first known as Pleasant View with all the small farms and vineyards locally. The name was changed to Vineland in 1880. The actual community of Baldwin Park was established in 1906 by Elias J. Baldwin (1828-1909). Baldwin Park was named for this wealthy landowner. He wanted to build a new town next to Vineland named Baldwinville. This upset local residents who invited him to come to a meeting about the problem. While there, he was "saved" from injury by the shopkeeper's wife. By the end of the evening, the new town was no longer a threat and Vineland was to become Baldwin Park.
The incorporation date of Baldwin Park: Jan. 25, 1956

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Baldwin Park attractions:

Baldwin Park is primarily residential, with some light industry.

Baldwin Park Historical Society Museum
14327 Ramona Boulevard
Baldwin Park, CA
Phone: (818) 338-7130

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