Lawndale 63 Below average
Lawndale Livability #670 ranked city in California#20,557 ranked city in the USARanks better than 29% of areas
A+ Lawndale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lawndale Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than California
13838% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lawndale cost of living
C+ Lawndale Crime Total crime is 41% lower than California
Total crime
1,63734% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6234% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
14%Year over year crime is up
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
C- Lawndale User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Lawndale
Overall user rating
61% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
40% 1 total surveys
all Lawndale poll results

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      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%.

      Lawndale transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%5.4%4.6%

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