B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
Population
10,038,388

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$441,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

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
    265
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    176
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452
    1
  • Theft
    1,531
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,196
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • 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
    23%
    13%

Los Angeles County Reviews

460 reviews
All Categories
First and foremost: Los Angeles needs more parks. Small parks, corner parks, neighborhood parks, one grand central park--we need parks on every corner. I would like to see more underground parking garages and less cars parked on the streets. Imagine if all the driving roads for cars were underground, and above ground Los Angeles had succulent lined sidewalks with buffalo grass sprawling across the streets for people to walk on and electric buses lining the streets. It would result in less driving and better air quality.

I love living in Los Angeles. It is a culturally vibrant mecca with amazing restaurants, theatre, movies, book signings, reading, lectures, comedy, concerts, underground shows, and so much more! If you are culturally awakened and want to experience new adventures every night, Los Angeles is the city to live in. I am never bored and living in central LA allows for the beach, the mountains, downtown, NoHo, the valley, Pasadena, the Rose Bowl are all 10-30 minutes away.
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As we all know Los Angeles is one of the most popular and overcrowded cities in United States. As of today, will be my one year mark living in L.A, so my experience of Los Angeles is somewhat limited, yet i'm fully aware of the positives and negatives of this great city. Los Angeles excels in its nightlife capabilities, overwhelming mix of diversity and countless job opportunities; however, they could do better at providing better safety precautions, possibly bring down the cost of living or at least come up with a idea to counter its expensive habits and also provide better security for the public schools, but overall i'm very happy about my stay in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles is a melting pot of people, cultures, ideas, and dreams. I have lived here for over 3 decades and am constantly discovering new things. Sometimes it is fun to play tourist in your home town. I think one of the greatest advantages to living in Los Angeles is the constant contact with people of all ages, races, and religions. Being surrounded by beauty, cultures, nature, and fun activities really makes LA the best place to live! Plus, I can drive in any direction and end up in completely different climates from the ocean to the mountains!