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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lomita is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 20,707. Lomita is in Los Angeles County. Living in Lomita offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lomita there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lomita and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$561,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,301
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Lomita 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
    187.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,160.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    341.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Lomita

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,353
National
$55,322

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Lomita Reviews

43 reviews
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Small city nestled next to Torrance, Rolling Hills, San Pedro, and Harbor City. This city could be nicer and have better schools. It is close to affluent cities and also ghetto Harbor City. Great to communicate to beaches and DTLA. It has some nice pockets of suburban older homes that many older adults live in and are passing away soon. I predict that this city is going to be a good market for young families that can not afford to live in Torrance.
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I was reluctant to move to Lomita at first but after living here for a year i began to fall in love with this charming little city. The neighborhoods are quiet, and the atmosphere is calm. It may be a few miles down the road from the ocean, but the sense of tranquility lingers into this little town. Overall, Lomita has been a wonderful place where I started my family and we now call home.
In my opinion the city of Lomita is a safe city ideal for the retired and family oriented citizens of Los Angeles. While the night life aspect of Lomita is lacking, it is a city that provides you access to essentially to any popular place in Los Angeles due to freeway access. Being from Lomita I can assure you that this city is a safe and close knit community of mixed races. There's so many hidden gems’ like the Rolling Hills plaza or the Lomita Railroad Museum.

What I loved best about Lomita is the relaxing atmosphere and the friendly people. This city is one of Los Angels County's best kept secrets.