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90240, 90241, 90242

Home of Apollo

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
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.


between the Rio Hondo and the San Gabriel R., near Los Angeles
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The founding of Downey


The incorporation of Downey


Downey City Government

Downey City Hall
11111 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241-3898
Phone: 562-869-7331

Downey Chamber

Downey Chamber Of Commerce
11131 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241-3860
Phone: 562-923-2191

Downey Organizations

Downey Chamber Of Commerce
11131 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241-3860
Phone: 562-923-2191

Downey Libraries

Downey City Library
11121 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241-3860
Phone: 562-923-3256

Los Angeles Public Library
7400 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242-3375
Phone: 562-940-8462

Downey Schools

Downey Unified School District
11627 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241-4911
Phone: 562-904-3500

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