B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$471,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Los Angeles Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    346
    0
  • Murder
    7
    0
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    226
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408
    1
  • Theft
    1,544
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    408
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,205
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • 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
    25%
    13%
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One thing I love about Los Angles is that it is a diverse community! Although public schools aren't great, I find that wherever I turn I will see different communities Asian people, Mexican, Salvadoreans, Caucasian, etc. LA is such a diverse area that we can find any foods we want. We can try new things, go to the beach every day because it isn't more than 30 min away. Off-course different parts of LA will be different, and that's what makes Los Angeles great that it is different and not dull, boring, there is excitement in every corner (taco stands for example).

I would like it if public schools would improve, improve in teaching, in the food they serve, in having more students graduating, having more school activities and encouraging more students to continue school and be active in government and current events. Public school systems are obviously important and make an impact whether good or bad. These students are our future and the ones that can make a change for good.
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As cliche as it sounds, Los Angeles has the best weather. Mountains, beaches, cities, suburbs, gardens, and the list goes on. My favorite thing about Los Angeles is how diverse it is!

Los Angeles is definitely not the cleanest city considering how populated it is with residents and tourists. I personally have traveled to many places and Los Angeles is cleaner than the rest!

The cost of living has gone up but so has the minimum wage which I believe is one of the many reasons why more people have been moving here.

Commuting by car is not easy due to so many new forms of transportation causing more traffic in the streets and freeways. Train routes are constantly getting expanded and one can travel from the busy downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica beach in a breezy 20 minutes when riding the Expo Line.

I can go on and on about why I believe Los Angeles is the best city and guarantee anyone will have a good experience!
As a Southern California girl born and raised I do have a slight biased towards loving Los Angeles. Still, every city has pros and cons and LA is not excluded. To start, the public school system is a bit of a joke and there is a very widely accepted notion that if you can afford to not send your kids to LAUSD, don't! On that sour note, general safety is questionable depending on which area of LA you're in.

Switching gears to LA's well-deserved praise starts with the incredible diversity--diversity in people, sub-sets of the city, cuisines, cultures, art, architecture! It creates in incredible ambiance that cannot be described via words alone. Lastly, and arguably one of LA biggest perks is its healthy-lifestlye promoting restaurants, gyms, and wellness centers that are found in just about every part of the city.