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Pico Rivera, California
Pico Rivera
Location of Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County, California
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Flag of Los Angeles County, California.svg Los Angeles
Incorporated January 29, 1958
Government
 • Type Council-manager
Area
 • Total 8.88 sq mi (23.00 km2)
 • Land 8.30 sq mi (21.49 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)  6.60%
Elevation
164 ft (50 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 62,942
 • Estimate 
(2018)
62,888
 • Density 7,670.56/sq mi (2,961.77/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
90660–90662
Area code 562
FIPS code 06-56924
GNIS feature ID 1652773

Pico Rivera is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is in the southeastern part of the county, near Whittier and Montebello. The city was formed in 1958 when the communities of Pico and Rivera came together. Those places had been farming towns, but became residential after World War II. At one time, there was a large factory that made Ford cars in Pico Rivera. The city has a large Mexican-American population, with Latinos making up 88% of the population.

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