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La Puente is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "bridge"
The latitude of La Puente is 34.02N. The longitude is -117.948W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,143.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Puente 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 91744 ZIP code.
2% of La Puente residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Puente ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Puente was $11,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of La Puente residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Puente, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,215.
Libraries in La Puente include La Puente Library, Sunkist Library ... View libraries
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Puente political report.
The average commute time for La Puente workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Puente 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.
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