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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  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 123,905. 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.
About East Los Angeles...
Population
123,905

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$349,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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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
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    50%
    13%

Working in East Los Angeles

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,544
National
$55,322
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I really love the culture in East Los Angeles, because it's predominantly Mexican. Being a Mexican-American man, I've had the opportunity to experience how my people have brought the food and culture from Mexico, and how they have adapted to the American lifestyle. Growing up here I would hear all the Mexican folk stories and participated in many of the dances that we have back in Mexico. This experience allowed for me to be close to my culture and it truly helped me find myself. With that being said, I would really like it if the people in my community would change their outlook towards life. This community is primarily low income, and we always use the excuse that we are discriminated against, so this is why we believe that we are poor. Yes we were discriminated against, but we need to get past that and start helping one another. We need to start a community where we care about everyone and their well being, and instill a winning attitude towards life.
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I grew up in East Los Angeles, surrounded by gang members most of my young life. Once I had my own children and they started school, I noticed that months would go by and they were not learning anything. I decided to move out to a nearby city and registered my children at an entire different school district and within a month they learned so much.

Education should be the number one focus for all the children. Knowledge is power. Many parents need the guidance to direct their own children for a better future.
I have always liked the sense of community in East Los Angeles. The busy streets, the late night taco stands, and even the after-church crowds (I'm not religious myself). It always brings me comfort to hear a fiesta in the distance or walking past parties similar to those of my childhood. Culture is an important part of a neighborhood for me and East L.A has it in spades.