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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Pacoima is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 78,478. Pacoima is in Los Angeles County. Living in Pacoima offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pacoima there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pacoima and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pacoima are above average.
About Pacoima...
Population
78,478

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$372,827
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,525
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    288.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    657.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    337.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,522
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    43%
    13%
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What I like about Pacoima is everything around me is accessible, for example, I'm able to get my groceries nearby, transportation is available, schools are safe. Neighbors tend to help out each other and be friendly. It's also very diverse but mostly the Latino population has been increasing. Most friends from school live around the area so, it's nice having friends down the street where you're able to hang out with. I've been in Pacoima ever since I was little and now I'm 21, Pacoima is a beautiful place and everyone knows each other. Pacoima will always be my city.
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I like that Pacoima allows students to face economic challenges and learn to overcome them, however, overcoming these obstacles is no joke. To be able to pursue a better path than the ones of our neighbor’s and parent’s places so much pressure on an individual but ultimately, it’s worth it. I wish that Pacoima was more connected as a community. We seem to lack that feeling of being there for one another and making sure the people around us are in the best conditions.
Pacoima is a very small city mainly populated by Hispanics. Pacoima is not a very safe neighborhood or influence for young children. There is a lot of violence, robberies, home invasions and car thefts very often. However, despite the ongoing violence there is a lot of help for the citizens because it is mainly a low income community.