Lomita 61 Below average
Lomita Livability #751 ranked city in California#21,855 ranked city in the USARanks better than 25% of areas
A+ Lomita Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lomita Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than California
15252% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lomita cost of living
B- Lomita Crime Total crime is 44% lower than California
Total crime
1,56237% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6537% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Lomita crime
D+ Lomita Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,58011% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,3608% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%20% higher than the US average
Lomita employment
C- Lomita Housing Home value is 30% higher than California
Median home value
$532,300188% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,28235% higher than the US average
Home ownership
45%29% lower than the US average
Lomita real estate or Lomita rentals
F Lomita Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than California
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Lomita K-12 schools
D- Lomita User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Lomita
Overall user rating
50% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Lomita, CA

      Lomita, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 20,652 residents. In Lomita, there are 10,800 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Lomita identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 20% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Lomita is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Lomita and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      The livability score in Lomita is 67/100 and the city is ranked in the 51st percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Lomita ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (A). Lomita does not do well for the following: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lomita has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      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 Lomita is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Lomita come in at $532,300, which is 30.1% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lomita, the home price to income ratio is 8.6, which is 34.4% 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 Lomita area were 5.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.9%.

      Lomita transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.4%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%5.4%4.6%

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