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Downey is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community was named after John Gately Downey, governor
The latitude of Downey is 33.94N. The longitude is -118.131W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 110,360.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Downey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 90242 ZIP code.
6% of Downey residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Downey ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Downey was $18,197, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Downey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Downey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $682. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,554.
Libraries in Downey include Downey City Library ... View libraries
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downey political report.
The average commute time for Downey workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Downey between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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