Huntington Park, California – Hispanic street gangs
Huntington Park is a city just south of downtown, located within Los Angeles County, occupying 3 sq. miles of land. Named for prominent industrialist Henry Huntington, Huntington Park was incorporated in 1906 as a streetcar suburb for workers in the rapidly expanding industries to the southeast of downtown Los Angeles. To this day, about 30% of its residents work at factories in nearby Vernon and Commerce.
As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as their first language accounted for 90.77% of residents, while English was spoken by 9.17%, Chinese by 0.05% of the population. As of 2008, the total population of Huntington Park is 61,155. 48.8% of residents are White, .6% are Black or African American, and .5% are Asian.
51.2% of residents are foreign born. Only 6.5% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 45.7% have a high school degree. 21% of families and 22.9% of individuals live below the poverty line. The median family income is only $37,035, which is nearly half of the national average.
- Corona Park Locos
- Varrio Cyclones
- Florencia 13
- Huntington Park Locos
- Newell Street
- Middleton Boys
- The Bratz (TBZ)