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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lynwood is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 71,022. Lynwood is in Los Angeles County. Living in Lynwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lynwood there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lynwood and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$371,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Lynwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    301.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    252.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    319.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    919.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    776.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    44%
    13%

Working in Lynwood

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,684
National
$55,322
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Lynwood is considered a low-income city. I have lived my whole life here, so I have become accustomed to this. It wasn't until recently when I was exposed to a summer program in USC when I started to realize the disparities my city faces. In this city, we are filled of hard working people that are trying to get by for their families. However, there isn't much resources offered to students in school due to the lack of money to fund them. I think newer generations shouldn't have to struggle to receive the same opportunities students from different cities face.
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Lynwood is a phenonemal city. It is a majority Latino-based community, but opens their arms to any race and ethnicity. The public schools have nice campuses and are great in offering public education. Neighboors are very friendly and will lend a helping hand whenever it is needed. As a small town, most of the people who lives in Lynwood know one another and get along quite swell. Overall, the city of Lynwood is a safe environmeny for people to live in and should be greatly considered for a person's choice of living.
Lynwood has been my hometown my whole life; I can't imagine ever leaving it because it's a great city. The personality of it's great treasures are lively. I wouldn't say that Lynwood is a great honeymoon spot but it does have many adored areas around the city including world famous Plaza Mexico. The food in this city is very Spanish based due to the fact that about 70% of the city is filled with Hispanics. Also, as a Hispanic woman living in this city, I really love it, the buildings may be a little worn out, but it still has its Spanish origin spirit.