Bell Gardens, California

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Bell Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 44,054 at the 2000 census.

Bell Gardens is notable for being one of the only five cities in Los Angeles County to permit casino gambling (the others being Inglewood, Gardena, Commerce and Hawaiian Gardens). Dice games and slot machines are forbidden.

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Geography

Bell Gardens is located at 33°58′5″N 118°9′22″W / 33.96806°N 118.15611°W / 33.96806; -118.15611 (33.968181, -118.156039).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²), all land.

Bell Gardens is bordered by Bell and Cudahy on the west, Commerce on the north and northeast, Downey on the southeast, and South Gate on the southwest.

Demographics

According to the census[8] of 2000, there were 44,054 people, 9,466 households, and 8,509 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,831.1/km² (17,721.3/mi²). There were 9,788 housing units at an average density of 1,517.7/km² (3,937.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 48.08% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 43.88% from other races, and 4.70% from two or more races. 93.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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