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Overall Niche Grade
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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. In Los Angeles County, 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
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
    310.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    210.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    466.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,565.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    461.4
    284

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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It has its highs and its lows. It is a very busy county! This is a county to start a family BUT living here is costly. The night life is great, amazing eatery (A foodie's paradises), community hospitality is average/good. For education; the public system is good, but I recommend charter affiliated public schools, then of course we do offer private schooling. My top favorite of this county is the diversity. This county is so diverse; we have Little Tokyo, Korean Town, City of Angels, Beverly Hills, South Central and the list continues. Some civilians may seem out of the norm for others. But that is what makes us unique as a county and stand out from the rest.
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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.
I love Los Angeles because of how diverse it is. I love the weather, the food, and the night life. There is always something to do in LA! From visiting a botanical garden during the day, paying the nearest amusement park a visit mid-day, to enjoying the night life by visiting an edgy dive bar. You are never bored in Los Angeles. Not to mention the weather almost always agreeing with your beach plans. There is also always the chance to network with people from around the world with the amount of tourists that visit Los Angeles daily.