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La Palma is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "palm tree."
The latitude of La Palma is 33.846N. The longitude is -118.045W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,903.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Palma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange 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 90620 ZIP code.
8% of La Palma residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Palma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Palma was $26,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of La Palma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Palma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $895. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,701.
Libraries in La Palma include La Palma Branch Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Palma political report.
The average commute time for La Palma workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Palma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in La Palma include La Quinta Inn.
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