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A+ Inglewood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Inglewood Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than California
Inglewood
12929% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Inglewood cost of living
F Inglewood Crime Total crime is 9% higher than California
Total crime
3,19916% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3216% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Inglewood crime
F Inglewood Employment Household income is 30% lower than California
Median household income
$44,37720% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,01330% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%94% higher than the US average
Inglewood employment
D Inglewood Housing Home value is 13% lower than California
Median home value
$355,30092% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14120% higher than the US average
Home ownership
35%45% lower than the US average
Inglewood real estate or Inglewood rentals
F Inglewood Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than California
High school grad. rates
72%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%55% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Inglewood K-12 schools or Inglewood colleges

Living in Inglewood, CA

Inglewood, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 111,012 residents. With a population density of 12,242 people per square mile, Inglewood is well above the nation's average density level. Inglewood is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (27%) and Black or African American (43%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Inglewood are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 46% of the population also speak Spanish.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Inglewood could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like crime, cost of living, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Inglewood and in the areas around Inglewood is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 58 out of 100, Inglewood is ranked #25,468 in the United States and #1,139 in California. Compared to the national average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Inglewood has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A+). Regrettably for Inglewood, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Inglewood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Inglewood is actually affordable. The median home price for Inglewood homes is $355,300, which is 13.2% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Inglewood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8, which is 25% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Inglewood will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Inglewood, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13%.

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Compare Inglewood, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Inglewood, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8117.32,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach8017.72,873
Walteria, Torrance7911.28,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance7910.410,432
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
City College Area, Long Beach7815.510,097
Westwood, Los Angeles779.355,285
West Torrance, Torrance779.168,889
Bel Air, Los Angeles7711.98,746

Best Cities Near Inglewood, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8519.420,477
Marina del Rey, CA856.59,782
Hermosa Beach, CA856.919,726
Manhattan Beach, CA845.535,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8417.513,324
Hidden Hills, CA8423.11,573
South Pasadena, CA8315.125,936
Newport Beach, CA8333.386,813

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Not that bad

Attractions9/10
Community10/10
Nightlife9/10
Dining9/10
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I went to a hotel in Hawthorne CA and While going there Hawthorne I thought it was really bad and Inhlewood was going to be dead men everywhere or weed and gangs. But it wasn't that bad at all . In fact many people help you over there. I also went to Watts CAN and Hawthorne was just as close to Watts CA. Inhlewood isn't bad. It just a bit more dirty but Hawthorne has some meaner people in it don't live in Hawthorne unless you want to get shot or die.
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Great safe place!!!

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Inhlewood got some reason is known for its "crime" but is safer than people actually think! Hawthorne or Lennex is more ghetto when you compare inhlewood with them or even Hawthorne Alone. Inhlewood isn't that bad it's just more graffiti and a bit more people working. It isn't as bad As other places.
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Hub of African American Activity!

Attractions8/10
Community8/10
Nightlife10/10
Dining10/10
Shopping10/10
Inglewood has so much to offer. A vibrant nightlife, great shopping, restaurants, black-owned businesses galore, a great little bookstore called Zahrah's Books and Things...I absolutely love Inglewood, Ca. Can't wait to return to my hometown!
Ladera Shopping Center boasts a great little strip mall anchored by Ralph's and CVS. There is one of the best Goodwill stores I feel in the nation, with vintage clothing, antique furniture, books of every kind and description, many one-of-a-kind items.
Simply Wholesome is a restaurant that offers vegetarian cuisine and on Sunday afternoons area musicians play everything from Afro-Jazz fusion to Raggae to anything inbetween. Across the street, you have landmark La Louisianne, home of gumbo and everything good wrapped up in a Creole funk that permeates the whole block. There are shops that offer authentic African clothing, artifacts, jewelry and various other items direct from the motherland!
Easy access to anywhere you need to go, and you won't need to go anywhere once you go to Inglewood!
Inglewood, California will ALWAYS be my home
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Inglewood, CA - Simplicity In A Busy Little City

Attractions4/10
Community6/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping7/10
Nestled just east of the Los Angeles International Airport, the city of Inglewood is a fairly busy and noisy city. Rental and housing prices are lower than most neighborhoods in Los Angeles because of the airport traffic. Although not as intense as it once was, the noise is still bothersome to many residents, making it a less popular place to live. Neighborhoods in Inglewood are a mix of good and bad. Some areas are still rough, while others are close-knit. I have visited the city numerous times when visiting friends. Inglewood does not boast famous and exciting attractions, but shopping is plentiful and jobs are easier to find than several other places in Los Angeles.

Plenty of night clubs, bars and restaurants are available, making this city popular for young adults. Inglewood has plenty of restaurants to choose from, also. The two I recommend higher than any others are Soul Food Kitchen and Canton Kitchen. Soul Food Kitchen more than lives up to its name, providing some of the best genuine soul food west of the Mississippi. Featuring Chinese cuisine, Canton Kitchen is very small but produces the best Chinese food aside from Chinatown in the Los Angeles area.
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Source: The Inglewood, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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