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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
East Los Angeles is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 119,827. East Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County. Living in East Los Angeles offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Los Angeles there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in East Los Angeles and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Los Angeles are above average.
About East Los Angeles...
Population
119,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$375,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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East Los Angeles 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    49%
    13%

Working in East Los Angeles

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,879
National
$55,322
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East Los Angeles Reviews

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East LA is great for students who are used to living in working class, Latinx-heavy areas. There's lots of local mom and pop shops in addition to taco trucks. Sometimes you can catch the community cruising down Whittier Blvd. East LA has a strong history of Chicanx activism and is the seat of the Chicano Moratorium. You can catch regular street vendors on commercial and residential streets trying to make an honest living. If you need to live in an upscale area, East LA is not for you. This is definitely a community, with some residents living in the area for several generations. There's a plethora of pan dulce (sweet bread) bakeries and discount stores. When you see the iconic arch of East Los Angeles, you'll be reminded of the neighborhood's history in film as well as its rich part in the history of Los Angeles.
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East Los Angeles as a whole is a growing city that is improving infrastructure and safety. The East Los Angeles Civic Center is a nice area for residents and students in the surrounding area to go relax and take a break from inner-city life. This area is well connected with a light rail station in conjunction with various bus lines such as Metro, Montebello Transit, and El Sol. This line down 3rd street is teeming with shops and restaurants. Some may say this is the pulse of the city as many people commute to and from work using the bus lines and the train station. The modes of transit connect the people with one another within the buses or the train and even beyond that. The community gathers and connects at various food trucks, taco stands, or well established resturants such as King Taco or Lilianas to name a few. Overall, I would have to say my experience in East Los Angeles has been good and unique. In my comunity it is well connected and many people know eachother.
East Los Angeles is known for its hispanic/latinx culture. The majority of residents are hispanics, there are very few people who are not. There are many schools for kids of different ages to attend; there are several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. We are very close to California State University Los Angeles and East Los Angeles College. Something else that adds to this town is there are various parks in different areas. The only down side to this city are the gangs.