Lynwood 56 Poor
Lynwood Livability #1,114 ranked city in California#25,675 ranked city in the USARanks better than 12% of areas
A+ Lynwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lynwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than California
12626% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lynwood cost of living
F Lynwood Crime Total crime is 8% higher than California
Total crime
2,79219% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3619% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Lynwood crime
F Lynwood Employment Household income is 31% lower than California
Median household income
$43,84821% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,62954% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%34% higher than the US average
Lynwood employment
D Lynwood Housing Home value is 24% lower than California
Median home value
$312,10069% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,05611% higher than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Lynwood real estate or Lynwood rentals
F Lynwood Schools HS graduation rate is 37% lower than California
High school grad. rates
51%39% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
26:165% higher than the US average
Lynwood K-12 schools
B+ Lynwood User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Lynwood
Overall user rating
77% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Lynwood, CA

      Lynwood, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 71,233 people. In Lynwood, there are 14,717 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 82% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Lynwood residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

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

      Lynwood, CA receives 58/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,097 in California and #24,957 in the USA. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Lynwood does not rank well for most categories. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Lynwood ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). Regrettably for Lynwood, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lynwood 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.

      Lynwood real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Lynwood. The median home price for Lynwood homes is $312,100, which is 23.7% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lynwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.1, which is 10.9% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lynwood are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Lynwood homes comes in at 3.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.4%.

      Lynwood transportation information

      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%5.4%4.6%

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