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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Bell is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 35,809. Bell is in Los Angeles County. Living in Bell offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bell there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Bell and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$390,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,137
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Bell Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    351.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    125.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    741.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    49%
    13%

Working in Bell

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,548
National
$55,322
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I would like to see much more opportunities in Bell. I believe there aren’t much opportunities, along with the high school in Bell, “Bell High School.” I do not enjoy much of my time here and would prefer living in a different city for more opportunities and diversity. The people here aren’t very much social and so I do not have the chance to make friends as much as I would like to. The city also isn’t the safest but it is not dangerous. Though, as a female, I would feel unsafe anywhere if I am alone, in any city.
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Bell is a friendly community with a mix population of latinos/hispanics and muslims. It counts with a main shopping center with a variety of food from Tacos, Pizza, Chinese food , Ramen, Buffets. Bell also has three parks and many Elementary schools and a High School. For night life the biggest attraction is Borders Brewery on selected day they have activities and live performances. Bell also has a once a month fair with so much entertainment, rides, food, snacks and music.
Per the recent COVID -19 Crisis, I do not agree with how Bell has handled the situation. We have just elected the same mayor as the last term and he has not given the notice to stay inside or be penalized for it. I am worried about the well being of the community seeing that 1/2 our population in the city is elderly or sick. My own aunt has Lupus and we couldn't correctly get supplies she needs because the citizens of Bell wait in line inches apart. I am sick of the way COVID has been handled in my city.