Whittier, Los Angeles County, California

Whittier: City in Los Angeles County, California, United States


Whittier is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 85,331. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 83,194 inhabitants.

The city was created 124 years ago in 1898.

Quick Facts about Whittier

Population : 83,194 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Postal code : 90601–90610
Phone Area Codes : 562
Water as percent of area : 0.11%
Land as percent of area : 99.89%
Named for : John Greenleaf Whittier
Altitude : 1,204 feet / 367 meters
Establishment : February 02, 1898 (124 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 09:27:00 (8th February 2023)
Population growth : -2.57% (2010-2020)
Whittier locator map
Location of Whittier on California map.
Whittier CA seen from Hellman park 'Peppergrass' trail image
Whittier CA seen from Hellman park 'Peppergrass' trail
Whittier CA seen from Hellman park 'Peppergrass' trail image


Whittier is located at 33°58'45"N 118°1'58"W (33.9791800, -118.0328400).

Whittier map

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According to census records, the population of Whittier decreased by 2.57% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 85,331 - census
2011 85,633 0.35% estimation process
2012 85,968 0.39% estimation process
2013 86,326 0.41% estimation process
2014 86,482 0.18% estimation process
2015 86,705 0.26% estimation process
2016 86,600 -0.12% estimation process
2017 86,326 -0.32% estimation process
2018 85,791 -0.62% estimation process
2019 85,098 -0.81% estimation process
2020 83,194 -2.29% estimation process

Whittier zip code is 90601. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in Whittier (143)

People born in Whittier, including singer Fergie, sport shooter Kim Rhode, American-Canadian science fiction author Robert Charles Wilson, .


  • Martika (American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress) she was born in 18/05/1969
  • Shirley Babashoff (American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, former world record-holder) she was born in 31/01/1957
  • Kathy Hilton (American actress) she was born in 13/03/1959
  • Tina Yothers (actress, singer) she was born in 05/05/1973
  • Eric Stoltz (actor) he was born in 30/09/1961
  • Shaun Cody (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive lineman) he was born in 22/01/1983
  • Kherington Payne (American dance musician and actress) she was born in 26/01/1990
  • George Allen (U.S. politician) he was born in 08/03/1952
  • Ante Razov (American soccer player) he was born in 02/03/1974
  • Tracy G (American musician) he was born in 03/01/1959
  • Tony DiTerlizzi (American artist, writer and producer) he was born in 06/09/1969
  • Brendon Baerg (American actor and voice actor) he was born in 25/02/1998
  • Greg Hancock (American speedway rider) he was born in 03/06/1970
  • David Ingram (American philosopher) he was born in 27/01/1952
  • Nomar Garciaparra (American baseball player) he was born in 23/07/1973
  • Diane Wakoski (American poet) she was born in 03/08/1937
  • Nick D'Virgilio (American musician) he was born in 12/11/1968
  • Jack Babashoff (American swimmer, Olympic silver medalist, world champion, world record-holder) he was born in 13/07/1955

Schools in Whittier

College & universities near Whittier, CA

Code Name City ZIP
125763 Whittier College Whittier (CA) 90601
444325 ATI College-Norwalk Whitter (CA) 90603-0000
121886 Rio Hondo College Whittier (CA) 90601-1616
443207 NTMA Training Centers of Southern California Santa Fe Springs (CA) 90670
476595 Medical Allied Career Center Santa Fe Springs (CA) 90670-4710

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near Whittier, CA

Code Name Address Type
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
LAX Los Angeles Union Station 800 North Alameda Street RAIL
PAS Pasadena, California 150 South Los Robles Ave. BUS
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
GDL Glendale Transportation Center 400 West Cerritos Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Whittier

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bailey Post Office Whittier (CA) 90601
Whittier Post Office Whittier (CA) 90605
Los N Post Office Whittier (CA) 90606
Santa Fe Plaza Post Office Whittier (CA) 90605
Pico Rivera Post Office Pico Rivera (CA) 90660

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Hollywood 167,664 District in Los Angeles, California, United States
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Torrance 141,553 City in California
Pasadena 141,045 City in Los Angeles County, California, United States
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El Monte 112,344 City in Los Angeles County, California, United States
Downey 109,202 City located in southeast Los Angeles County
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Distance to Other Cities

Whittier distances to largest California cities