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A+ Lawndale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lawndale Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than California
Lawndale
13737% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lawndale cost of living
D Lawndale Crime Total crime is 38% lower than California
Total crime
1,84033% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5533% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Lawndale crime
D Lawndale Employment Household income is 19% lower than California
Median household income
$51,9346% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,80930% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Lawndale employment
C- Lawndale Housing Home value is 2% lower than California
Median home value
$401,700117% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,34041% higher than the US average
Home ownership
33%47% lower than the US average
Lawndale real estate or Lawndale rentals
F Lawndale Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than California
High school grad. rates
70%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%30% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Lawndale K-12 schools

Living in Lawndale, CA

Located in the state of California, Lawndale is a medium-sized city with a population of 33,161 residents. In Lawndale, there are 16,798 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Lawndale identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 51% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lawndale, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Lawndale and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Using data and statistics Lawndale has received a livability score of 64/100. This score is ranked in the 34th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that Lawndale ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). On a less positive note, Lawndale does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

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

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 Lawndale is real estate affordability. The median home price for Lawndale homes is $401,700, which is 1.9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lawndale, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.7, which is 20.3% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Lawndale area were 2.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8.7%.

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Compare Lawndale, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lawndale, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Walteria, Torrance796.68,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance795.710,432
City College Area, Long Beach7813.710,097
Westwood, Los Angeles7713.255,285
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Torrance, Torrance774.568,889
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles7611.342,797
Century City, Los Angeles7612.15,574
Terminal Island, Los Angeles7511.8352

Best Cities Near Lawndale, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8523.920,477
Marina del Rey, CA858.49,782
Hermosa Beach, CA852.919,726
Manhattan Beach, CA842.535,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8421.213,324
Hidden Hills, CA8425.91,573
South Pasadena, CA8318.925,936
Newport Beach, CA8330.786,813

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Lawndale: A Great Place to Live

Attractions5/10
Community7/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
Shopping7/10
I have lived in the Lawndale area for nearly a dozen years and have enjoyed my experiences in this part of Southern California. I think this small city is very underrated in the Los Angeles area because of how many big-name cities surround this unknown neighborhood.

Most of the cities around Lawndale take a lot of the major attention away from tourists on the west coast, which usually translates to a very tranquil atmosphere around this region. The high school districts are nothing more than average, and alternative districts in neighboring cities are a better choice.

The beach is approximately fifteen minutes away depending on traffic and the weather is usually great for most of the year. There are several fast food restaurants and shopping malls in the area. There are a few options for grocery stores as well. Traffic is always bad during rush hours and weekends, but that is one of the only negatives about this general area.
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Source: The Lawndale, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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