The 90242 ZIP code comprises part of the city of Downey, about a 30 minute drive from Los Angeles. Part of the Gateway Cities, the area sits in Los Angeles County, is home to Los Amigos Golf Course and is known as the birthplace of the Apollo space program.

According to Best Places, the ZIP code has a population of 42,763 and an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent, and recent job growth is up 2.5 percent in 90242. The median home price is $345,500, with home appreciation last year reaching 19.8 percent.

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