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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Los Angeles is a city in California with a population of 3,918,872. Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County. Living in Los Angeles offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Los Angeles there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Los Angeles and residents tend to be liberal.
About Los Angeles...
Population
3,918,872

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    423
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    270
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    416
    500
  • Theft
    1,641
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    479
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

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I love the history and the culture around LA, I think it's great. People are very passionate about being Californians and I love that. There's also so much good food to eat everywhere! One day you can have delicious mediterranean, amazing pizza, or get some asian delights. The culture and diversity is so ripe here and I love that so much, plus there are also a lot of people who come from all over the country to live out here. It's amazing. To that same degree, the thing that I dislike about LA is that there is a housing shortage and the cost of living is insane. I wish we had a way to improve it and I hope soon, the housing market goes down so it's possible to buy a home in LA.
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I have lived in Los Angeles for about five years. Here, you can find various people in different races. Here are bunch of things you can enjoy in Los Angeles like shopping malls and delicious restaurants. However, population has been increased a lot. Most of time, there are traffic at everywhere. You should be careful when you drive here at Los Angeles. Even though I tried to drive safely, I almost got into the accidents several times. Except for the traffic, everything has been perfect!
Great place to live with good opportunity for employment and large personal growth! Traffic is legendary, and shopping can be like a religious experience in ritzy areas or numerous malls. It's the other aspects that can make it worthwhile to negotiate this unique metropolis. Great museums, DTLA's resurgence driven by Staples Center initially, sports of all types, dining to please all wallets, scenic vistas, cultural events, and so much m