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Home of Apollo

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90240, 90241, 90242

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The population of Downey is approximately 91,444 (1990), 111772 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,302 (1990), 33936 (2010).

The amount of land area in Downey is 32.211 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.443 sq kilometers.
The distance from Downey to Washington DC is 2422 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 369 miles. (as the crow flies)
Downey is positioned 33.93 degrees north of the equator and 118.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Downey location: between the Rio Hondo and the San Gabriel R., near Los Angeles

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Downey history: Downey was named for John G. Downey (1826-94), who was the governor of California from 1860 to 1862. Downey was planned when the railroad arrived in the area. It remained largely an agricultural area until the late 1940's.

The Apollo spacecrafts were largely built here thus a nickname for the city became Home of Apollo.
The founding of Downey: 1873
The incorporation date of Downey: 1956

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