Gateway Cities Census Data
Description: Rich farmland and cattle brought Spanish ranchers to Bellflower after the 1832 Mexican Revolution. Around that time, Dutch dairy farmers and their families settled in the area.The land bloomed with orchards of Bellfleur apples, which is how the city was named.The city was incorporated in 1957.
Today, the main focus for the city is safety and redevelopment.The city’s motto,“Growing Together,” reflects a renewed energy and symbolizes the city’s goal to improve the quality of life for all residents and business owners. Hollywood Sports Park — a 23-acre complex and the biggest of its kind in the country — continues to draw visitors from throughout the region. The city has an informed and involved constituency. It produces a monthly news magazine and cable news show.The city’s web site receives 250,000 hits a year.
Bellflower also has become a popular filming location, hosting a dozen or more productions each year.
All this is possible through the administration of the county’s 25th largest city by the smallest staff of any city of similar population.
(city description courtesy of Press Telegram 2006 Almanac)
|Percent of Los Angeles County Population||0.70%||0.77%||0.78%|
|Number of Households||22,905||23,367||23,651|
|Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)||$64,381||$61,331|
|Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars)||$57,523||$51,519||$50,565|