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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Los Angeles County is located in California with a population of 10,105,722. Living in Los Angeles County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Los Angeles County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Los Angeles County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Los Angeles County are above average.
Population
10,105,722

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$495,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,322
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Los Angeles County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    311
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    211
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467
    500
  • Theft
    1,565
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    461
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Los Angeles County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,015
National
$55,322

Los Angeles County Reviews

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There are such major pros and cons to living in Los Angeles!

Major Cons:
-The homeless population is getting out of control

-Public transportation (metro) is unhygienic, and you run the high probability of either getting harassed, being uncomfortable with someone screaming only a couple meters away from you

-traffic is a nightmare, half the drivers on the road SHOULD NOT HAVE DRIVERS LICENSES

-Parking is horrendous

-Pricing for everything from a cup of coffee to renting an apartment is incredibly high

Major Pros:

-When you find the right communities, it is possible to find some *really* incredible individuals

-A PLETHORA of work opportunities whether you're in college or out of it

-Los Angeles will teach you to have some grit

In conclusion, LA is not somewhere someone should settle but moreso a transitional city where you can build up some experience and then move to a town or city that won't drive you insane.
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The Los Angeles County area is really cool place to be in. There's a lot of things you can do here such as going to the park where we have a lot of ice cream sellers and people who sell hot dogs. You can go to the Science Center and that is free. The Blue Line (the train) can get you to downtown where you can get connected to other trains that take you to different parts of Los Angeles which is really cool. You can go the Santa Monica Pier, Long Beach, East LA, Hollywood, or Universal Studios. There's so many places you can go to eat and watch movies or go to ice cream shops. There is a lot of places you can shop for clothes and products here. The Los Angeles County is definitely an area to visit!
I was born in Burbank and have lived in North Hollywood since then. All truth be told, I have nothing really to compare LA to. See, I have family all over. From South Gate to Hyde Park and Sun Valley to Sylmar. I 100% believe this is the place to be. The food is tricky but it's mainly tasty with the occasional yuck. The Public Schools have a mind of their own but I graduated... so they're tip-top. It's pretty expensive but like I said I've always known rent is around $1,200 for a decent apartment in Van Nuys. Move here if you enjoy being starred at on the Metro, yelled at in traffic and almost being hit by a Mercedes when crossing the street!