Zip Code 90242 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameDowney
Zip Code StateCalifornia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Los Angeles
Area Code562
Current Population:43497
Racial Majority: 14.11%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 88.3%
Unemployment Rate:9.6%
Median Household Income$53854
Average Adjusted Gross Income$50850
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time27.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Standard Time
Elevation Range98 - 98 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)33.92233100, -118.14135700

Zip Code 90242 Description

Zip Code 90242 is located in the state of California in the Reno metro area. Zip code 90242 is primarily located in Los Angeles County. The official US Postal Service name for 90242 is DOWNEY, California. Portions of zip code 90242 are contained within or border the city limits of Downey, CA, Paramount, CA, Bellflower, CA, South Gate, CA, and Norwalk, CA. The area code for zip code 90242 is 562. 90242 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in California.

The current unemployment level in 90242 is 9.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.3% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 7.5% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 90242 increased to 43497 from 42444 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 90242 is while the majority ethnicity attending 90242 public schools is Hispanic. 80.3% of students in 90242 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 6095 14.11% 6489 -6%
 Black Or African American 2064 4.78% 2116 -2%
 Hispanic 31461 72.83% 31578 +-0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 144 0.33% 82 +76%
 Asian 2865 6.63% 2607 +10%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 169 0.39% 65 +160%
 Other Race 126 0.09% 126 -67%
 Two Or More Races 434 0.83% 434 -17%

Zip Code 90242 Race/Ethnicity

 White 4.5%
 Black Or African American 4.1%
 Hispanic 88.3%
 Asian 2.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 0.4%

Zip Code 90242 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population4349742444
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households12687
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$53854
Income Under $50K Per Year45.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year19.30%
90242 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
California District 40Lucille Roybal-AllardDemocrat
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90242 California State Assembly Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
58Cristina GarciaDemocrat
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90242 California State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
32Bob ArchuletaDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$326268
Average Real Estate Sale Price$338443
Current Unemployment Level 9.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level10.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago13.1%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 10b: 35F to 40F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 10b: 35F to 40F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsa - Hot-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Average First Frost DatesJanuary 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesJanuary 1 - 10

Zip Code 90242 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)47485053576064656358514655
Avg Max Temp (°F)68686972747882848278736875
Avg Precip (In.)3.163.582.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
CBSA Type90242
CBSA Population13331266
Time ZonePacific Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours