Lynwood 62 Average
Lynwood Livability #519 ranked city in California#15,974 ranked city in the USARanks better than 45% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Lynwood

  • Commute

    High scores in the commute category could indicate that this area offers short commute times to work and readily available public transportation options.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    High crime rates per 100,000 people are reported in this area, potentially indicating that it is an unsafe place to live. These statistics consider both violent and property offenses.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Lynwood?

Lynwood, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 69,625 residents. In Lynwood, there are 14,383 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Lynwood identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 81% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 31 years old, Lynwood could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Lynwood is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 45%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. An important consideration when living in Lynwood is the longer-than-average commute times. If you seek a short work commute, this area may not be the best choice for you. The one-way commute time here typically takes 31 minutes, far surpassing the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Lynwood can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lynwood, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, commute, education and more.

Lynwood has a livability score of 65 out of 100 and is ranked #388 in California and #10,703 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Lynwood ranks very well for education (B-). On a more negative note, Lynwood does not have favorable ranks for the following: amenities (F), crime (F) and cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

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 attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Lynwood is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Lynwood come in at $422,200, which is 3.2% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lynwood, the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average.

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      Lynwood transportation information

      Statistic Lynwood California National
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.8%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Lynwood, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).