Whittier Fun Facts
Whittier's official website is http://www.cityofwhittier.org/
The city of Whittier is served by the Whittier Union High School District, East Whittier City School District, Whittier City School District, Lowell Joint School District and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.[citation needed ].
Population of Whittier was 85,943 in the year 2011.
Whittier was incorporated in February 1898, although it was first settled in 1887, and became a charter city in 1955.
There were 29,026 addresses in Whittier in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
At the time of the Mexican-American War, much of Whittier was owned by Pio Pico, a rancher and the last Mexican governor of California.
There were 28,273 households in Whittier in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Whittier's geo-coordinates are 33.9656° N, 118.0244° W.
The unemployment rate of Whittier was 4.99% in the year 2008.
Whittier is located at 33°57′56″N 118°1′28″W / 33.96556°N 118.02444°W / 33.96556; -118.02444 (33.5756, -118.128).
Federally, Whittier is located in California's 38th, 39th, and 42nd congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of D +20, D +13, and R +10 respectively and are represented by Democrats Grace Napolitano and Linda Sánchez and Republican Gary Miller respectively.
After World War II Whittier grew rapidly and the sub-dividing of orange groves began, driven by housing shortages in southern California.
Sample list of films shot in Whittier:
- Model Minority ( starring Erin Sanders as Josie, Sahara Garey as LaDonna, Amanda Gallo as Lauren )
Whittier is about 37.00 square kilometers with a population of 85,943 in the year 2011.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Whittier:
- Zachary Gray ( Actor )
- Eric Stoltz ( Actor, Television Director, Film Producer and Film Director )
- Dana Stevens ( Television producer, Screenwriter and Actor )
- Clark Hunter ( Production Designer, Actor, Film Producer and Art Director )
- Ron Shelton ( Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer, Writer, Baseball player and Actor )
- Ryan Knowles ( Actor, Singer, Comedian, Playwright and Presenter )
- Kherington Payne ( Actor, Singer, Dancer and Choreographer )
- Dana Ferguson ( Actor )
- Sabryn Genet ( Actor )
- Brandon Michael Vayda ( Actor )
- Todd Spitzer ( Lawyer and Politician )
- Diane Wakoski ( Writer )
- Nicole Stansbury ( Writer )
- Martika ( Singer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter and Actor )
- Cherríe Moraga ( Writer, Playwright, Essayist and Poet )
- Lorna Patterson ( Actor )
- Tina Yothers ( Singer, Writer and Actor )
- Michael Q. Schmidt ( Actor, Character Actor and Art Model )
- Brendon Baerg ( Actor )
- George Allen ( Politician )
- Merle Pertile ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Kerry Wendell Thornley
- Ante Razov
- Rich Camarillo ( American football player )
- Dan Owens ( American football player )
- Nomar Garciaparra ( Baseball player )
- Oz Fox ( Guitarist )
- Tricia Nixon Cox
- George Buehler ( American football player )
- Matt Hervey
- Mr. Criminal ( Rapper )
- Jim Zorn ( American football player, American Football coach and Coach )
- Mark Cannon ( American football player )
- Scott Tercero ( American football player )
- Shirley Babashoff ( Swimmer )
- Greg Hancock
- John Gay ( Screenwriter )
- Jack Babashoff
- Kim Rhode ( Athlete )
- Tracy G
- David Lee ( Photographer )
- Michael Garciaparra
- Mark Kotsay ( Baseball player )
- Dave Leiper ( Baseball player )
- Ron Flores ( Baseball player )
- Chuck Cary ( Baseball player )
- Eddie Zosky ( Baseball player )
- Jamie Quirk ( Baseball player and Coach )
- Wally Hood ( Baseball player )
- Mike Gallego ( Baseball player and Coach )
There were about 12,908 mortgages in Whittier in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Whittier is in the Pacific Time Zone.
The City continued to grow as the City annexed portions of Whittier Boulevard and East Whittier.
Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, California about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Los Angeles. The city had a population of 85,331 at the 2010 census, up from 83,680 as of the 2000 census, and encompasses 14.7 square miles (38.0 km2). Like nearby Montebello, the city constitutes part of the Gateway Cities. Whittier was incorporated in February 1898, although it was first settled in 1887, and became a charter city in 1955. The city is named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier and is home to Whittier College.
There were about 644 foreclosures in Whittier in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America.
Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, California about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Los Angeles.
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Whittier:
- Bob Henderson ( Current Mayor, from Apr 2013 )
The racial makeup of Whittier was 55,117 (64.6%) White (28.3% Non-Hispanic White), 1,092 (1.3%) African American, 1,093 (1.3%) Native American, 3,262 (3.8%) Asian, 123 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 20,848 (24.4%) from other races, and 3,796 (4.4%) from two or more races.