Bellflower is a city in Los Angeles County, California, and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. It was founded in 1906 and incorporated on September 3, 1957. As of the 2020 census, the city has a total population of 79,190, up from 76,616 in 2010. This placed it as the 65th most densely inhabited city in the United States among cities having a population of more than 50,000 people (and the 8th most densely populated city in California).
The area was formerly beautiful farmland supplied by artesian wells and floods from the now-contained San Gabriel River. F.E. Woodruff, a local real estate investor, formed the first municipality on the site in 1906, which was called Somerset when a post office was built there in 1909.