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Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community was named after John Greenleaf Whittier, poet and abolitionist
The latitude of Whittier is 33.979N. The longitude is -118.031W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,368.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whittier 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 90602 ZIP code.
8% of Whittier residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whittier ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whittier was $21,409, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Whittier residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Whittier, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $667. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,506.
Libraries in Whittier include Los Nietos Library, Sorensen Library, South Whittier Library, Whittier Public Library, Whittwood Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Whittier include Whittier Daily News
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whittier political report.
The average commute time for Whittier workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Whittier between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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