Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

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Boyle Heights is a district on the east side of Los Angeles, California, USA. Originally owned by the early L.A. Boyle-Workman family, it was subdivided in 1875 and named after Andrew Boyle. Traditionally one of the most heterogenous neighborhoods in the city, it was a center of Jewish and Japanese-American life in the early 20th century, and is now a strongly Latino district. This evolution is evidenced, among many other ways, by the name of the main drag: once Brooklyn Avenue, it was rechristened Cesar Chavez Boulevard. Boyle Heights is crisscrossed by several major freeways, including the San Bernardino Freeway and the Santa Ana Freeway.

It is located in the 90033 ZIP Code.

As of the census of 2000, there are 87,426 people in the neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 36.50% White (1.61% not of Hispanic origin), 0.98% African American, 1.11% Native American, 2.06% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 54.75% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. 94.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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