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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  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+
Harbor City is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 29,432. Harbor City is in Los Angeles County. Living in Harbor City offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Harbor City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Harbor City and residents tend to be liberal.
About Harbor City...
Population
29,432

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$396,652
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,272
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    247
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    125.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    535.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    417.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,165
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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To much gang activity. People are always dumping illegally in the alleys. Needs more police patrolling. Homeless population is growing, they are everywhere and the drug use is rampant. Other than that it's one of the cheapest city to live in the south bay. Harbor City is close to freeways and the beaches. It is very diverse in population. You have Latino, black, Asian and white people living in the community. Maybe if they get rid of the gangs and the graffiti then this city would be one of the best in the area.
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I was raised in Harbor City and born in Torrance and I could say Harbor City is always going to be my hometown and nothing else can change that. I went to elementary school k-5th grade, graduated from Fleming middle school, and I moved to a city in South East Los Angeles County and attend my last year of high school here. I know it isn’t the greatest place in LA but it sure is a place to call my hometown, I still have friends I used to hang out with around my city that I stay in contact with and I usually go and visit them on some occasions but all I can say is that I miss my hometown.
Harbor city, specifically in my neighborhood, is very tranquil and calm. It is a "in the middle" city, that is part of the South Bay area, near beaches, the port, and also Los Angeles. what i would like to see change, however, is the growing population of the homeless. There should be a proper homeless/ rehabilitation center, near our area. Harbor City is not big, yet, it could be a calming place to have one.