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Lets cover off Downey first. Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 miles) southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 107,323. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.6 km2.

Downey was founded by and named for the former Civil War governor of California, John Gately Downey, when he subdivided land he procured between the Rio Hondo and the San Gabriel River.

Downey was incorporated in 1956, and instituted a charter form of government in 1964. Suburban homes and factories replaced the farms after World War II.

The largest employer was originally Vultee Aircraft, then North American Aviation, (later North American Rockwell, then Rockwell International which was then bought by the Boeing company) whose facilities produced some of the systems for the Apollo Project as well as the space shuttle.

The seventy year history of airplane and space vehicle manufacturing in Downey came to an end when the Rockwell plant closed in 1999. The former Rockwell plant has been converted to the Downey Landing shopping complex, a Kaiser Permanente hospital, a park, a space museum and Downey Studios.

For more information about the history of the Downey NASA site refer to aerospacelegacyfoundation

The 1953 McDonald’s restaurant at 10207 Lakewood Blvd. was the third franchised McDonald’s built and is the oldest surviving McDonald’s. Customers today can visit the original restaurant and an adjoining gift shop and museum.

Glen Bell opened the first Taco Bell restaurant on 21 March 1962 in Downey.

According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Kaiser Permanente 3,000
2 Downey Unified School District 2,000
3 Stonewood Center 1,750
4 Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center 1,374
5 Downey Regional Medical Center 955
6 The Coca-Cola Company 920
7 Office of Education, County of Los Angeles 900
8 Lakewood Park Health Center 325
9 Xpedex 250
10 All American Home Center 180

The city can be conveniently reached by any of four freeways: Interstate 105 with its Metro rail line passes through the southern part of the city, Interstate 5 and Interstate 605 pass along the eastern side, and Interstate 710 passes just west of the city.

The cities of South Gate and Bell Gardens are adjacent to the west and northwest, Pico Rivera lies to the northeast, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk to the east, and Paramount and Bellflower are to the south.

Downey Employment Statistics

Population of Downey
Total population 111,391
Male 51.97%
Female 48.03%
Median age 30.4
Downey Housing
Owner-occupied homes 51.9%
Median cost of a home $512,900
Median mortgage payment $1,640
Renter-occupied homes 48.1%
Vacant housing 4.6%
Median monthly rent $949
Average Income
Median for all workers $26,485
Median for all male full-time $32,381
Median for all female full-time $28,767
Household Income
Less than $10,000 7%
$10,000 to $14,999 3%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 20%
$35,000 to $49,999 12%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 13%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13%
High school graduate 31%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate’s degree 6%
Bachelor’s degree 15%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 32%
Currently married 54%
Separated 2%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 7%
White 65%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 9%
Other 23%
Downey Commute
Carpool 10.0%
Public transportation 2.9%
Average travel time 26 minutes