La Puente is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 39,816 at the 2010 census. The city lies approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The area was known for its fruit and walnut groves during the 1930s. The city was even home to the world's largest walnut packing plant. Today, the city is heavily urbanized, but the area still has some historical landmarks from its founding days nearby, for instance, the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in neighboring City of Industry.
The 2010 United States Census reported that La Puente had a population of 39,816. The population density was 11,443.2 people per square mile (4,418.2/km²). La Puente is 49.4% White (4.6% Non-Hispanic White), 1.4% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 8.4% Asian, and 0.1% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33,896 persons (85.1%).
School districts include:
- Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
- Bassett Unified School District
- Rowland Unified School District
Elementary (primary) schools: Lassalette Elementary School, Sparks Elementary School
High (secondary) schools: Bassett High School, La Puente High School, Nogales High School, William Workman High School (in the City of Industry)
Private high schools: Bishop Amat Memorial High School.
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "La Puente, Califorina", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.