Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
La Palma is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 15,733. La Palma is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in La Palma offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In La Palma there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in La Palma and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in La Palma are highly rated.
About La Palma...
Population
15,733

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$634,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,706
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for La Palma
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

La Palma 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    533.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,441.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    146.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in La Palma

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,788
National
$55,322
Places like La Palma
More

La Palma Reviews

68 reviews
All Categories
La Palma is a very clean, safe, and open area. There are a lot of nice houses in that area and a couple more that are/have been built. The people are very friendly there. I attend John F Kennedy, which is located in La Palma, and the school is a very good school. I would say that I love being around in that area. It is so peaceful and I have so many people that I know of in the area. I would definitely recommend moving into that area if ever considered. But if you have something against older people, I would not suggest moving there haha!
Start Your Review of La Palma
Rate It!
To Initialize the personal thoughts, this community is a suburb. One dominant structural building is homes. There are houses just about anywhere you go in this neighborhood. Although it consists mainly of home, it has benefits to it. The safety in this town is guaranteed as the police station and other authoritative help is located relatively near. The infrastructure is well planned and designed. Although it may not have benefits like some major cities around such as Los Angelos or Anaheim, it definitely has its pros. The commute time is comparably low, as most the essential stores and things of that sort is located near.
La Palma is a small quiet city that follows the textbook definition of suburbia. It's a perfect place to raise a family. The town is only about three miles long so everything is within walking distance. That includes Pre-K through 12th-grade schools, a grocery store, Hospital, Police and Fire Station, and a library.