What are some facts about Baldwin Park, California?


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Baldwin Park, California, is located in Los Angeles County, approximately 10 miles from Pasadena. The city is home to the first In-N-Out Burger franchise. In 1948, Harry Snyder opened the first burger drive-through at the corner of Francisquito and Garvey Avenues.

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The city has an estimated population of just over 77,000, according to the 2014 United States census, with 37 percent of residents under the age of 18. This figure represents a 2.3 percent population increase since 2010. Baldwin Park is an area nearly 7 square miles in size and comprised mainly of residential dwellings. The median annual household income is just over $51,000. Sixty percent of its residents have completed high school, while 11 percent have obtained a college degree.

This area is not considered a tourist destination, but three nearby freeways make it easy to reach such attractions as the Huntington Library and Gardens, Santa Anita racetrack and Los Angeles Arboretum. Nearby Pasadena boasts a Renaissance area featuring cafes, shopping and entertainment. Baldwin Park's annual festivities include a Lunar New Year celebration and a Pride of the Valley 5K Run. The city also hosts a Halloween Fest and Independence Day celebration.

The Baldwin Park Unified School District is home to 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools. The Baldwin Park Public Library is a 15,000-square-foot facility, which was founded in 1914. The library houses 25 computers for public use and hosts a variety of children's activities.

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