The city is the birthplace of the Apollo space program, and is the hometown of Richard and Karen Carpenter. It is also the home of the oldest still operational McDonald's restaurant in the world. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 111,779.
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- Phillip Zonkel. "Downey to celebrate 50 years of city sisterhood with Guadalajara". Press-Telegram.