Downey is a city in southern Los Angeles County in Southern California situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
The city Incorporated on December 17, 1956.
As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 111,772.
Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 mi) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities.
The cities of South Gate and Bell Gardens are adjacent to the west and northwest, Pico Rivera lies to the northeast, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk to the east, and Paramount and Bellflower are to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 square miles (33 km2). 12.4 square miles (32 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.27%) is water.

Meeting with Representatives from  Downey: February 16, 2016

The Los Angeles River and Rio Hondo runs next to the eastern part of Downey.