East Los Angeles 49 Poor
East Los Angeles Livability #1,360 ranked city in California#28,395 ranked city in the USARanks better than 3% of areas
A+ East Los Angeles Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F East Los Angeles Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than California
East Los Angeles
12727% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
East Los Angeles cost of living
F East Los Angeles Crime Total crime is 58% higher than California
Total crime
4,07974% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2574% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
East Los Angeles crime
F East Los Angeles Employment Household income is 35% lower than California
Median household income
$41,19326% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,45952% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%89% higher than the US average
East Los Angeles employment
C- East Los Angeles Housing Home value is 21% lower than California
Median home value
$324,20076% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0106% higher than the US average
Home ownership
33%48% lower than the US average
East Los Angeles real estate or East Los Angeles rentals
F East Los Angeles Schools HS graduation rate is 42% lower than California
High school grad. rates
46%44% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
East Los Angeles K-12 schools
F East Los Angeles User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in East Los Angeles
Overall user rating
47% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
50% 7 total surveys
all East Los Angeles poll results

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      Living in East Los Angeles, CA

      East Los Angeles is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 124,191 inhabitants. In East Los Angeles, there are 16,668 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of East Los Angeles identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 88% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. East Los Angeles tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average.

      Living in East Los Angeles can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around East Los Angeles, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics East Los Angeles has received a livability score of 58 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 13th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that East Los Angeles ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). East Los Angeles does not fare well for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy East Los Angeles 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.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to East Los Angeles is real estate affordability. The median home price for East Los Angeles homes is $324,200, which is 20.8% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in East Los Angeles, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.9, which is 23.4% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in East Los Angeles were 6.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.8%.

      East Los Angeles transportation information

      StatisticEast Los AngelesCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.8%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The East Los Angeles, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).