Population: 86,938Median home value: $419,600 62 Ranks better than 24% of areas
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A+ Hawthorne Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Hawthorne Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than California
13636% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hawthorne cost of living
F Hawthorne Crime Total crime is 9% higher than California
Total crime
3,22618% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3218% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Hawthorne crime
F Hawthorne Employment Household income is 29% lower than California
Median household income
$45,08918% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,18229% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%44% higher than the US average
Hawthorne employment
C+ Hawthorne Housing Home value is 3% higher than California
Median home value
$419,600127% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06813% higher than the US average
Home ownership
27%58% lower than the US average
Hawthorne real estate or Hawthorne rentals
F Hawthorne Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than California
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
Hawthorne K-12 schools

Living in Hawthorne, CA

Hawthorne, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 86,938 inhabitants. With a population density of 14,292 people per square mile, Hawthorne is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Hawthorne identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 50% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Hawthorne could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Hawthorne, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like cost of living, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Hawthorne and in the areas around Hawthorne is a much easier task.

Hawthorne, CA receives 61/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #917 in California and #22,127 in the USA. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Hawthorne ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). On a more negative note, Hawthorne does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hawthorne on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Beach Boys Monument, Star Helicopters, and Hangar 18 Climbing Gym Southbay.

Hawthorne real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hawthorne. The median home price for Hawthorne homes is $419,600, which is 2.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hawthorne, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.3, which is 45.3% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Hawthorne are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Hawthorne homes comes in at 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 10%.

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Compare Hawthorne, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hawthorne, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8115.62,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach80162,873
Walteria, Torrance798.48,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance797.510,432
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
City College Area, Long Beach7814.110,097
Westwood, Los Angeles7711.655,285
West Torrance, Torrance776.368,889
Bel Air, Los Angeles7714.38,746

Best Cities Near Hawthorne, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8522.120,477
Marina del Rey, CA857.59,782
Hermosa Beach, CA854.419,726
Manhattan Beach, CA843.335,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8419.713,324
Hidden Hills, CA8424.81,573
South Pasadena, CA8317.325,936
Newport Beach, CA8331.686,813

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Lots of potential

This city has a great amount of potential but I guess the community doesn't see that, the majority look to be either Hispanic or Black. Large amount of gang activity, I know a friend who had his uncle murdered due to gang activity. Unfortunately, the city isn't improving and is negatively falling. Gang violence and low education isn't doing the city so well, its even known as one of the most dangerous areas to live across the nation.
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Work In Progress

Been living here all my life. Seen a lot of weed smoking and robbery over here. Shootings are above average by a lot and police don't respond to fast (Took 30 minutes when we were robbed) Been pulled a knife/gun on before (I just don't say anything) and its just overall a pretty worrying area. This is great for clubs and house parties but if you want to raise a family I would defiantly look elsewhere.
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It ghetto af

Too many ghetto parts of the city I would hate living there ever in the she entire word. To many shooting and fights. Hang filled city.
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Way to bad

It's just a really ghetto city. I went there and I ended up seeing a fight near thrifty's gas station on el Segundo blv. Then I heard many gunshots and 2 men wanted to rob me and I walked into the wrong place and sure enough they had weapons. I reported to the police about that and they weren't really that helpful. Wouldn't recommend u live in the most ghetto place in the world.
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Too many shooting or ghetto parts

If been in Hawthorne California a few times until on day my car broke down. There were some Black men riding on bikes and came over to me and asked me what I was doing out in a "dangerous" city. They seemed like fairly decent people considering how extremely ghetto the city is. Oh been robbed or near shit about 18 times in the city. These men were very nice and even took me to there house in the west side of Hawthorne. They lit up some cigs until about 1am. I was high when I got out so we talked about there daily life. They told me the worst side was the west then east then with and North was the best side to ice in.They then drove me back while saying many dropped out of the "buster" or school by the age of 15 or 16. Many were shot dead by there late teens or early 20s or ended up in the slammer by 21 years old. They told me to get my ads out of Hawthorne before dawn or I was for sure to get killed or robbed. After that I left thanking them.
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Hawthorne California - Conveniently Located

Hawthorne California is where the Beach Boys grew up, learned to play their guitars, and changed music. There currently is a memorial to honor the contribution that the boys made to music and California. Overall, it is a blue collar town and a standard middle class suburb. Hawthorne is conveniently located near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This makes the city an ideal place to stop while traveling through. Hawthorne offers easy access to culture, sports, and entertainment. It has mountains, palm trees, and beaches. Manhattan Beach is at the southwest corner of Hawthorne. It also has a city pool, a skate park, and the Betty Answorth Sports Center.

The Candlewood Suites of Hawthorne is a great place to stay. It has all the comforts of home such a fully equipped kitchen, laundry services, and a convenience store on site.

Unfortunately, the Hawthorne Mall has closed down. The city has not been kept up. When referring to locals they called Hawthorne a ghetto. It is a shame that this working class town has not been maintained. The weather is really pleasant in Hawthorne, it is close to the airport, and as far as a town it has great potential. Unfortunately, this potential has not been maintained or realized.
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Source: The Hawthorne, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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