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Downey
  • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Downey is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 112,322. Downey is in Los Angeles County. Living in Downey offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downey there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Downey and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downey are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$569,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Downey Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    148.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    134.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    306.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,394.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    501.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    national  12%

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