Demographics
Size

The City of Downey has a population of 110,600 in an area of 12.5 square miles.

Location and Climate

Downey is situated 12 miles southeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center.We are only five miles from Orange County, and about 10 miles from the beautiful Pacific coastline. We are also conveniently located near several major freeways, as the city is an ideal home base from which to take advantage of the business resources and hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in Southern California.

The average annual minimum temperature is 46 degrees, and the average annual maximum is 83 degrees. Downey is 117 feet above sea level; prevailing winds are from the West at 6 mph. Average annual rainfall is 14.85 inches.

DISTANCE FROM DOWNEY
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • Music Center of LA County 13 miles
  • Los Angeles Coliseum 17 miles
  • Dodger Stadium 15 miles
  • Port of Long Beach 16 miless
  • Disneyland 15 miles
  • Rose Bowl 24 miles
  • Los Angeles 19 miles International Airport
  • Glendale 21 ,iles
  • Port of Los Angeles 21 miles
  • Beverly Hills 23 miles
  • Arrowhead Pond Arena 18 miles
  • UCLA 27 miles
  • Universal Studios 22 miles
  • John Wayne Airport 30 miles
  • Ontario Airport 38 miles

EDUCATION

Downey Unified School District
11627 Brookshire Ave.
(562) 904-3500

Number of high schools: 3
Number of middle schools: 4
Number of elementary schools: 13

Warren High School ranked 209th out of 820 California High Schools. Downey High School also ranked above average.


Downey School Enrollment:
Enrolled in school: 24,045
Enrolled in preprimary school: 1,621
Enrolled in elementary or high school: 15,239
Enrolled in college: 7,185
Percent in public school: 87.6%


UCLA (310) 825-4321
USC (213) 740-2311
California state Los Angeles (213) 343-3000
California state Long Beach (562) 985-4111
California state Fullerton (714) 773-2011
California Institution of Technology (626) 395-6811
Loyola Marymount (310) 338-2700
Pepperdine University (310) 456-4000
Whittier College (562) 907-4200
Cerritos College (562) 860-2451
Long Beach College (562) 938-4111
Rio Hondo College (562) 692-0921

HOSPITALS

Downey Regional Medical Center

11500 South Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-5000

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center

7601 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 401-7111

OTHER SERVICES
Downey Chamber of Commerce (562) 923-2191
Downey Municipal Court (562) 803-7057
U.S. Post Office (800) 275-8777

TRANSPORTATION



Airports and Ports
Los Angeles International LAX (310) 646-5252
Ontario Airport (909) 988-2700
Burbank Airport (818) 840-8847
John Wayne Airport (714) 252-5200
Long Beach Airport (562) 570-2600
Port of Los Angeles (310) 732-7678
Port of Long Beach (562) 437-0041
Freeways
  • Santa Ana Freeway (I-5)
    Access North to Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley
    Access South to Orange County
  • San Gabriel Freeway (I-605)
    Access North to 60, 10 & 210 Freeways
    Access South to 91, 405 & 22 Freeways
  • Glen Anderson Freeway (I-105)
    Access West to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Long Beach Freeway (I-710)
    Access North to Pasadena
    Access South to Long Beach &
    Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach
Public Transit
MTA (562) 699-0954
Metrolink Commuter Rail (310) 808-5465
DowneyLINK (562) 529-5465
Dial-A-Ride Services (562) 904-7215
Rideshare Infomation
(310) 380-7750

UTILITIES



General information lines
Media One Cable Company (562) 259-2300
Southern California Edison (800) 655-4555
Southern California Gas Company - Residential (800) 427-2200
Southern California Gas Company - Commercial & Industrial (800) 427-2000
General Information (800) 427-2000
Business Support Services
Water Division, City of Downey
(562) 904-7202