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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
Los Angeles is a city in California with a population of 3,949,776. 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
3,949,776

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$549,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,302
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
    423.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    269.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    416
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,641
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    479
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Los Angeles

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,501
National
$55,322
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Overall, there is no other place I would want to live in at the moment. However, it is sad to see the amount of homelessness in large cities like Los Angeles. The overall diversity of the city is great, but some areas definitely need to be cleaned up more, such as certain parts in downtown. It is nice to have so many different areas to travel to many different cultures and experiences, such as Santa Monica, Olvera Street, and Downtown. The weather is constantly a 10/10 and there are so many beaches along the coast to visit. The location of Los Angeles is also perfect because we are only a short drive from snow and the desert!
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I was born here and still live here. LA is wonderful, there's the streets of Hollywood with stars that have famous peoples name on them. The Halloween parade in LA is amazing, you see so many varieties, from Disney characters to scary costumes. You can't forget Downtown LA all the entertainment is their, from watching the Lakers play, to watching ice hockey games of LA Kings, to watching Disney On Ice, to watching Drake perform in the Staples Center, to see the most famous artists. The Grammys were just hosted here about 5 days ago! There is also Chinatown, the Lunar New Year parade is hosted on the streets of LA. We have one of the greatest private universities here, USC! LA is so amazing, always full of life, I can't describe everything from here, you just have to come and see for yourself, the City of Angels!
Los Angeles is a lively, sunny city with much to explore. It seems to have everything- great dining, museums and cultural institutions, recreation in varied settings (mountains, urban parks, beaches) job opportunities, and renowned universities. These features attract an increasingly diverse community where one can explore many cultures. However, homelessness is rampant in Los Angeles. According to the New York Times, there are nearly 59,000 homeless people in LA County. This issue should be an immediate concern for all inhabitants of the city as public health and humanitarian emergency. While this is a complicated issue involving many factors such as the high cost of living, lack of mental health and addiction services, lack of housing, etc., it has not been effectively addressed by the city government. The lack of coordinated action to improve living conditions for all Angelenos makes it a comfortable place to live only for those who can ignore the plight of others.