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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  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 3,959,657. 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. The public schools in Los Angeles are above average.
About Los Angeles...
Population
3,959,657

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$599,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,376
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
    422.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    256.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    396.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,686.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    429.7
    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
    12%
    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
    23%
    13%

Working in Los Angeles

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
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Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful diverse cities in the world which is why it among the top three tourist destinations in the country. In addition to there being endless activities for all personality types, LA affords an abundance of opportunities for anyone seeking to become more adept in virtually any area of their lives; from receiving an education at some of the worlds top universities to becoming a movie star! Since it is such a popular city there will oftentimes be traffic galore, but spending a few extra minutes in transit is worth seeing and experiencing everything the city has to offer.
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I think the city is incredibly beautiful, but also suffers from a display of the greatest wealth disparity I've ever seen. The sunshine and palm trees are amazing but they do not hide the fact that there is immensely large population of homeless people on the streets. It almost is as if because there is no pedestrian culture, people are okay with the fact that there are thousands of people living on the sidewalks, under neath the bridges, in doorways of storefronts and even the beach. I love the city but that aspect of it puts a huge damper on living there, because there is huge population of people that no one cares about and does little to fix. I would love to see a massive change in the way, providing more housing and resources for that does not include just giving them a tent and calling it a day!
What I like about Los Angeles are:
1. The weather is the best. You won't see any rainy days if you plan to visit Los Angeles for 2-3 weeks or even a month! Since I moved to LA three years ago, I only used my umbrella twice. This is awesome if you are not a fan of moisture and humidity. Also, the temperature in the winter is very moderate and comfortable. You won't need Ugg boots and down jacket in this city.
2. Diversity is also one of the best values in this city. This is the only place where you can find Korean BBQ meat is wrapped by Mexican tacos shell! Since numerous ethnic groups co-live in this city, inter-racial interaction is very common in any situations and no one feels stranger here. If you want to go to school or get a job, LA is one of the best cities in terms of diversity and fairness.