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Downey, California

Downey California
Full nameCity of Downey
Official nameCity of Downey
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
FoundedOctober 23, 1873
IncorporatedDecember 17, 1956
City CouncilMayor Luis H. Marquez
David R. Gafin
Roger Brossmer
Mario Guerra
Fernando Vasquez
City ManagerGerald Caton
Finance DirectorJohn Michicoff
Total Area12.568 sq mi (32.6 km2)
Land Area12.408 sq mi (32.1 km2)
Water Area0.160 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation118 ft (36 m)
Total Population111772 (11th in Los Angeles County
53rd in California
232nd in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes90239-90242
Area code562
FIPS code06-19766
GNIS feature ID1652698

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Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 mi) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is best known as the birthplace of the Apollo space program, and is the city where folk singer Karen Carpenter died. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 111,772, up from 107,323 at the 2000 census.

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