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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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El Segundo is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 16,850. El Segundo is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in El Segundo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In El Segundo there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in El Segundo and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in El Segundo are highly rated.
About El Segundo...
Population
16,850

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$969,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,785
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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El Segundo 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
    171.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    130.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,196.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,653.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    379.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in El Segundo

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,813
National
$55,322
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El Segundo Reviews

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I have lived in El Segundo for all of my life and I would have to say that its an incredible city to live in. For the families with kids who are looking for a great place to have their kid go through their K-12 years, El Segundo has their Elementary, Middle, and High School all within walking distance. Along with the schools themselves being excellent. El Segundo has some great and original family owned restaurants that have been there for generations. Lastly, El Segundo is a 5-10 minute walk to their named El Porto beach, so it is convenient for beach goers to have a good time in the Spring/Summer. Overall, El Segundo is a great place to live in California because everything is so close to each other and the city is superb. I hope to live here my whole life!
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I go to school in El Segundo and locals are very polite. The city is somewhat diverse, you have people coming from all over L.A County. A lot of my family works around El Segundo so we often have meals in the area or just generally hang around there. The community is very clean and the restaurants are really nice. There are definitely spots that become "hangout" spots, where teens can usually go to spend time with their friends. The same goes for adults. El Segundo is near the beach which my friends and I usually go to relax. There are also a lot of well-known businesses and schools in El Segundo, it is a great place to find work. Having multiple local businesses in the area really helps out with students who are looking for jobs.
I love El Segundo! It is very walkable, close to LA, and has very friendly people! One thing that really needs to change, however, is affordability. Everything here is soo expensive and it's hard to get by, but it's a really nice town!