Community Identification Walnut Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Los Angeles County in the state of California. According to the United States Census, the population of Walnut Park was 15,966 in the year of 2010. The United States Census Bureau stated that this small land is 0.7 square miles. The surrounding cities include South Los Angeles, Huntington Park and South Gate. Walnut encompasses the following main streets: Pacific Blvd. and California St. (North to South), Broadway Ave. and Florence Ave. (West to East). According to the 2010 United States Census, Walnut Park’s population is mainly Hispanic (97.4%). Historically, Walnut Park has been mistaken for Huntington Park (HP) because HP is much more popular and known.
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Usually people who want to shop or eat out go to the surrounding cities like South LA, HP, or South Gate. The Los Angeles County Sherriff Department is located in Lynwood for Walnut Park. This means that Walnut’s political system is outside of its area, which it should be closer if needed or during emergencies. Walnut Park does not have a Police Department, City Hall, Fire Department, Library, Gymnasium, Recreational Park, Daycare, and so on. These aspects are mainly located in the outer cities; most residents drive about 20-30 minutes to get to a recreational park for example.
Socio-demographic Analysis Unfortunately the United Sates Census does not have data beyond the year 2010. According to the 2010 United States Census, the distribution of people in Walnut Park can be described as: Persons under 5 years (8.1%), persons under 18 (29.7%), persons 65 years and older (8.1%); females are at a 49.6%. There was no data on males living in this CDP. In regards to race/ethnicity, Whites are at a 56/7%, Black or African American (0.4%), American Indian/Alaskan Native (1.7%), Asian (0.6%), and two or more races (3.3%). In regards to the family structure, between the years 2008-2012, 90.6% have been living in the same house for 1 year. Foreign born persons are at a 47.6%, language other than English spoken at home (47.6%), high school graduate or higher (41.9%), bachelor’s degree or higher (3.9%), veterans (136), and the mean time for work for 16 and over