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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
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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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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!
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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.
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!