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Inglewood dates its history to the construction of the Centinela Adobe in 1834 by Ygnacio Machado. The arrival of the railroad to the area caused Inglewood to be established in 1888, carved out of the 25,000 acre (100 km²) Centinela Ranch which contained the Centinela Adobe. By 1908, it had a population of 1200. Between 1920 and 1925, it was the fastest growing city in the United States, and known for chinchilla production.
Inglewood has been home to the Hollywood Park Racetrack since 1938. The Great Western Forum was built in Inglewood in 1967 and served as the home for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Kings until they moved to Staples Center in 1999.
Inglewood Park Cemetery is the final resting place of local residents, including many famous persons.
Inglewood is located at 33°57'27" North, 118°20'46" West (33.957513, -118.346082).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 112,580 people, 36,805 households, and 25,837 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,755.7/km² (12,323.6/mi²). There are 38,648 housing units at an average density of 1,632.6/km² (4,230.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.13% Black or African American, 19.10% White, 1.14% Asian, 0.69% Native American, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 27.38% from other races, and 4.20% from two or more races. 46.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 36,805 households out of which 42.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% are married couples living together, 24.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% are non-families. 25.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.02 and the average family size is 3.63.
In the city the population is spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $34,269, and the median income for a family is $36,541. Males have a median income of $28,515 versus $30,096 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,776. 22.5% of the population and 19.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.1% of those under the age of 18 and 11.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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