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The population of Hacienda Heights is approximately 53,122 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 15,993 (2000).

The amount of land area in Hacienda Heights is 28.642 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hacienda Heights is 11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hacienda Heights to Washington DC is 2413 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 371 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hacienda Heights is positioned 33.99 degrees north of the equator and 117.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Hacienda Heights location: in the eastern county in the San Gabriel Valley. Nearby communities include: Rowland Heights, La Habra Heights, Whittier, La Puente and City of Industry.

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Hacienda Heights history:

History of the La Puente Valley area

John Rowland and William Workman purchased the title to the almost 49,000 acres Rancho La Puente when they arrived here in 1841. Workman lost his rights to the property through bad investments to Elias J. Baldwin. Soon after this time Baldwin began to subdivide his holdings. In 1912, Anita Baldwin, one of his descendents, sold 1,826 acres to Edwin Hart and Jed Torrance who further subdivided the area and named it North Whittier Heights. It quickly became known for its avocado, citrus and walnut crops. It wasn't until after World War II that the largely agricultural area became to develop into a residential suburb.

North Whittier Heights changed its name to Hacienda Heights in 1961. There have been several attempts to incorporate though by 2001, these attempts had all failed.

Many of the original homes of the area remain around the area between Gale Avenue and Valley Blvd. Others are found scattered about the community with some belonging to direct descendants of the founders.
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Hacienda Heights attractions:

Homestead Museum
15415 Don Julian Rd
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-1029
Phone: 626-968-8492
Fax: 626-968-2048

Tsai BUddhist Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Western Hemishpere.

Parks in the area include Los Robles Park, Manzanita Park, Pepperbrook Park and William Steinmetz Park.

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