Baldwin Park, California

About Baldwin Park, California

The most recently available census data shows that over 3/4ths of Baldwin Park residents identify as Hispanic/Latino, the remaining 1/4th is almost entirely Caucasian. Resultantly, this majority has been a vital and vibrant face of much local culture and businesses throughout its modern history.

History

Baldwin Park was named after local business magnate and landowner Lucky Baldwin, who was affiliated with several individual land grants and enterprises within the region.

Originally used for cattle grazing, the area was christened ‘Vineland’ in 1860 before being altered to its current moniker in 1906, three years before Baldwin’s death.

Throughout the early 20th century, the community served as home to a variety of farms, stables, and ranches run by residents. Most were discontinued or moved elsewhere as Baldwin evolved into a less rural environment post-World War II.

In the immediate postwar decades, Baldwin Park became a prominent hub of Latine residents, particularly those of Mexican descent. 

Demographic


source: US Census data

Education

Notable People

Baldwin Park, while perhaps less than some surrounding communities, has still given the world a noteworthy handful of professionals across several different disciplines.

Let’s take a brief look at some of the most notable individuals from Baldwin Park in the most visible fields.

  • Mike Munoz (baseball pitcher)
  • Bernardo Flores (baseball pitcher)
  • Darren Hall (NFL cornerback)
  • Sutan Amrull (drag performer)
  • Jairo Aquino (soccer player)

Points of Interest

The Baldwin Park Historical Society Museum

Located at 14403 Pacific Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706, visitors can walk through on their own or get a guided tour of history that covers the years 1850 to 1959.

El Appetiz

Located at 3709 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706, this restaurant offers Italian dishes with a modern touch.

In-N-Out Company Store

Located at 13800 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Morgan Park

Located at 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706, This park has something for everyone. Children can enjoy swings, slides, and a water park, while adults can enjoy a number of games. 

Baldwin Park Pizza Company

Located at 4744 Maine Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 this restaurant is still operated by the founder, and the pizza is prepared with the owner’s original recipe that he started 30 years ago.

Fun Facts

  • The Baldwin Park Historical Society Museum has over 1,000 representative artifacts from 1850 to 1950, including radios, area maps, clothing, agricultural artifacts, and phonographs.
  • Baldwin Park began in the mid-1800s when the land now comprising the city was in use as cattle grazing land of the San Gabriel Mission.
  • It is the  47th incorporated city in the State of California.
  • The city was named after Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin.
  • The first In-N-Out burger started in Baldwin Park on October 22, 1948. It was California’s first drive-through.

FAQs

Is Baldwin Park a good place to live?

Baldwin Park, CA is a nice community. There are pleasant locations around, including parks and a library.

What is Baldwin Park famous for?

Baldwin Park is famous for the first In-N-Out burger restaurant, which debuted on October 22, 1948. It was California’s first drive-through and was replaced with a new structure in November 2004.

Is Baldwin Park a low-income community?

Baldwin Park families earned a typical family income of $72,554 in 2021. Households in Baldwin Park made slightly more money ($72,549) than those in North Auburn ($72,549) and Oakdale ($72,479). Nevertheless, 11.2% of Baldwin Park families are poor.

What city is Baldwin Park next to?

Other than Los Angeles, Baldwin Park is next to West Covina, West Puente Valley, and Valinda.

How close is Baldwin Park to Disneyland?

The distance between Baldwin Park to Disneyland is 28 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Baldwin Park to Disneyland.

How far is Baldwin Park from Long Beach?

Baldwin Park and Long Beach are 31 miles apart by vehicle. The driving time from Baldwin Park to Long Beach is about 36 minutes.