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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Pico-Union is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 50,297. Pico-Union is in Los Angeles County. Living in Pico-Union offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pico-Union there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Pico-Union and residents tend to be liberal.
About Pico-Union...
Population
50,297

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$457,165
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    91%
  • Own
    9%
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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
    334
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    316
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    508
    500
  • Theft
    749
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    370
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,899
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    48%
    13%
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Pico Union is minutes away from the Staples and Convention Centers. The streets in this area are clean for the most part with the exception of graffiti on a few buildings. Like any small active neighborhood in LA, early mornings consist of people catching the metro buses, and the Dash. It's busiest street is Pico and here is where family owned businesses, and clinics can be found. There's a nearby 99cents store, but the real staple of this neighborhood would have to be the Adelita bakery on Pico and Union. Though there's hardly ever any parking for its residents, the meters on the main streets are inexpensive.
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Pico Union is a place that many people have called home for many years. The majority of people that live in PU have been there for years, I know many people that have been given the same home their great grandparents parents use to live in. It may not be such a safe place, but everyone is respectful with everyone and the community tries their best to focus on everyone living in the community.
Definitely going through changes, neighborhood is headed in the right direction. Excellent location if you work either downtown or on the west side.