Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    3,782,544
  • Population Density
    7,525 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    503 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    1,965 3.2
Los Angeles is a large city in California with 3,782,544 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 1,965 reviews
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    • 2
    Employment at Wilmington: You cannot easily find a great job nearby doing what you want to do.
    • 2
    Food & Drink at Wilmington: A lot of the food is not served properly; sometimes the restaurants are unsanitary.
    • 3
    Local Businesses at Wilmington: In Wilmington, California, there are plenty of fast food restaurants. Also, retail stores are everywhere. Probably because Wilmington is the poorest city in the Los Angeles harbor region.
    • 3
    Outdoors at Wilshire Center: There are a couple of trees around, but not enough for it to be considered beautiful.
    • N/A
    Outdoors at Westwood: I haven't seen any parks around me at all. SO I can't answer.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 South Los Angeles 277,606
1.66 Southeast Los Angeles 229,907
3.00 West Hollywood 126,606
2.66 Van Nuys 116,480
1.66 Boyle Heights 91,098
2.33 Westlake 90,396
2.33 Panorama City 88,039
3.00 Mid-Wilshire 87,485
3.00 Canoga Park 81,700
2.33 Sun Valley 80,888
2.66 North Hollywood 80,886
3.00 Reseda 76,417
2.33 Sylmar 72,246
3.33 West Los Angeles 69,899
2.66 Valley Glen 69,381
3.00 Northridge 65,330
3.00 Granada Hills 64,430
2.66 Wilshire Center 62,887
2.00 Pacoima 57,149
2.00 Wilmington 56,253
3.33 Westwood 53,179
2.66 Highland Park 53,173
3.00 Chatsworth 52,104
3.00 Mid-City West 51,757
2.33 El Sereno 48,910
3.33 Sherman Oaks 48,703
2.33 Mid-City 47,873
3.00 Silver Lake 46,351
3.00 Woodland Hills 46,020
2.00 Pico-Union 42,295
3.33 Encino 41,490
2.33 Harbor Gateway 40,627
3.00 Glassell Park 40,511
3.66 Palms 40,151
3.33 Mar Vista 39,206
3.33 Studio City 37,614
3.33 Playa Vista 37,445
2.00 Watts 37,327
2.66 Hyde Park 36,950
3.00 Winnetka 36,551
3.00 Lake Balboa 34,072
3.66 Brentwood 33,513
2.33 Koreatown 33,364
2.00 Arleta 32,824
3.33 Hollywood 32,624
3.33 Westchester/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 32,620
2.66 San Pedro 32,266
4.00 Sawtelle 31,699
3.00 West Hills 30,736
2.33 North Hills 29,198
2.00 Lincoln Heights 28,090
3.33 Tarzana 27,885
3.00 Tujunga 27,862
3.33 Los Feliz 27,535
2.33 Crenshaw 27,027
3.33 Eagle Rock 25,886
2.33 Lakeview Terrace 24,183
3.33 Pacific Palisades 22,370
3.33 Porter Ranch 21,705
2.33 West Adams 20,489
3.00 Sunland 19,823
3.00 Vista del Oro 18,360
2.66 Pueblo/Chinatown 16,436
3.66 Playa del Rey 16,215
3.00 Valley Village 15,885
2.66 Echo Park 15,392
2.66 Mission Hills 14,986
3.66 Rancho Park 14,952
2.33 Leimert Park 12,950
3.33 Beverly Crest 12,271
2.66 San Pedro North 11,162
2.66 Mount Washington 11,065
2.33 Jefferson Park 10,854
2.00 Cypress 10,297
3.00 New Downtown 10,055
2.66 Holy Trinity 9,847
3.00 Historic Core 8,442
2.33 Montecito Heights 8,170
3.66 Bel-Air 8,082
3.00 Atwater Village 7,572
2.66 Central 6,902
2.66 Old Towne 6,345
3.00 East of Lincoln 6,183
3.33 Century City 6,047
3.33 Oakwood Pentagon 5,903
2.66 Elysian Park 5,867
2.33 Wholesale District/Skid Row 5,826
2.66 Angelino Heights 5,238
3.00 South Park 5,010
3.00 Toluca Lake 4,150
2.66 Pacific Coast Highway 3,876
3.00 La Tuna Canyon 3,471
2.66 Shadow Hills 3,373
3.33 Beach 3,207
3.00 South Shores 3,072
3.00 Narbonne 3,068
3.00 Franklin Village 2,989
3.66 Green Meadows 2,977
3.66 Windward Circle 2,728
3.33 President's Row 2,385
3.00 Milwood Trapezoid 2,373
3.33 The Pines 2,242
3.33 Miraleste Pines 2,190
3.33 Silver Triangle 2,179
2.33 Fashion District 1,987
3.00 Little Tokyo 1,883
3.33 North of Rose 1,093
2.33 Central City Southeast 1,048
3.33 Green Meadows Southwest 910
3.66 Canals 871
3.00 Civic Center 843
3.33 Terminal 219
LA Zoo 84

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Ladera Heights 6,624
4.33 Culver City 38,899
2.66 Inglewood 109,967
3.33 West Hollywood 34,564
2.00 Lennox 22,303
4.00 Beverly Hills 34,042
2.33 Westmont 30,915
4.00 Marina del Rey 8,840
3.00 Hawthorne 84,293
4.00 Del Aire 9,791
3.00 West Athens 8,431
4.00 El Segundo 16,597
4.33 Santa Monica Township 89,153
4.33 Santa Monica 89,153
3.00 Gardena 58,743
4.33 South Bay Cities Township 137,402
2.00 West Rancho Dominguez 5,474
1.66 Huntington Park 58,465
Vernon 64
1.66 Willowbrook 34,322
4.00 Burbank 103,037
1.66 South Gate-East Los Angeles Township 497,556
1.33 Lynwood 69,818
4.33 Torrance 144,622
2.33 Compton Township 338,582
1.33 East Los Angeles 124,222
3.33 Carson 91,508
3.66 West Carson 20,641
1.33 Commerce 12,791
3.66 Glendale 192,069
4.33 South Pasadena 25,465
3.00 Monterey Park 60,251
3.66 Lomita 20,246
3.66 Alhambra 83,301
3.33 San Fernando Valley Township 1,761,805
3.33 Southwest San Gabriel Valley Township 318,574
4.33 Rancho Palos Verdes 41,575
3.66 Pasadena 136,807
3.33 Topanga 9,065
3.66 Long Beach-Lakewood Township 569,289
1.66 San Fernando 23,638
3.33 Long Beach 462,197
4.33 Hidden Hills 2,370
4.33 Calabasas 22,839
3.33 Agoura Hills-Malibu Township 64,259
3.00 South Antelope Valley Township 204,014
3.66 Simi Valley 122,864
4.00 Palos Verdes Township 91,366
3.66 Newhall Township 249,443

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 San Francisco 797,983
3.66 San Diego 1,296,437
3.00 Las Vegas 584,413
3.00 New York City 8,128,980
3.00 Chicago 2,700,741

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
1.66 90011 101,523
1.66 91331 97,523
2.00 90044 88,164
2.33 91342 87,707
2.66 91335 75,267
2.00 91402 70,676
2.66 90026 70,052
1.66 90003 66,183
2.66 90004 63,932
3.00 90019 63,894
2.66 90042 63,424
1.66 90037 60,639
2.66 90731 60,467
2.66 91343 59,886
3.66 90034 59,662
2.00 90006 57,912
2.00 90813 57,602
1.66 90744 56,811
3.66 90066 56,210
1.66 90001 54,760
2.33 91605 54,052
2.33 91405 53,395
3.00 91344 53,134
2.66 91406 52,955
1.66 90063 52,883
3.00 91304 52,249
3.33 90024 49,427
3.00 90046 49,212
1.66 90033 49,102
2.00 90032 48,729
2.33 90018 48,212
2.33 90047 47,550
3.00 91306 47,235
2.33 90016 46,871
3.00 90065 46,844
2.66 90247 46,729
2.33 91352 46,561
2.00 90002 46,509
2.66 91606 45,897
3.00 90027 45,491
1.66 90023 44,706
2.33 90043 44,042
2.33 90057 43,808
3.66 90025 42,653
2.00 90007 42,265
3.00 90501 41,290
2.66 90005 41,178
3.00 90020 40,596
2.00 90059 40,209
3.33 90045 40,150
3.33 91367 39,503
2.00 90031 39,076
3.00 91401 38,600
2.66 90029 38,563
3.33 91311 37,504
2.66 90810 37,208
4.00 90049 36,451
3.66 90036 36,124
3.00 91601 35,830
2.00 91340 34,516
4.00 91326 34,468
2.33 90008 34,429
3.33 91325 32,497
3.66 90230 32,019
3.66 91214 31,642
2.00 90062 30,710
2.66 90038 30,498
3.33 91423 30,268
3.00 91356 29,905
2.66 90012 29,298
3.33 90039 29,262
3.33 90035 29,113
3.33 90041 28,857
3.00 91607 28,346
3.00 90710 27,672
3.00 91042 27,593
3.00 90028 27,434
3.33 91604 27,107
3.66 90291 26,992
2.00 90061 26,952
3.00 91324 26,853
3.33 91316 26,586
2.66 91303 26,308
3.66 90064 25,633
3.33 91504 25,370
3.33 91364 25,087
3.00 91307 24,506
3.66 91403 23,551
2.66 91411 23,520
3.33 90272 22,765
2.33 90017 22,401
3.66 90292 22,152
3.66 90068 22,048
3.33 90210 21,719
3.33 90717 21,353
3.33 90048 20,931
3.33 90732 20,300
3.33 91040 20,232
3.33 90069 19,789
3.00 91345 18,629
2.33 90015 17,957
3.33 91602 17,342
3.33 90502 16,655
3.66 90232 15,001
3.33 91436 14,294
4.00 90293 12,833
4.00 90402 12,615
3.00 90248 10,268
3.66 90077 8,571
3.00 90013 8,216
3.66 90056 8,108
3.33 90290 6,820
3.00 90014 5,204
4.00 90094 4,994
2.33 90089 3,516
1.66 90058 3,484
3.00 90010 3,229
2.66 90021 2,603
3.33 90067 2,468
3.66 91330 794
91371 0
90095 0
91608 0
90090 0
90071 0
90079 0

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 18
4.33 Beverly Hills Unified School District 6
4.33 Oak Park Unified School District 7
4.00 El Segundo Unified School District 5
4.00 South Pasadena Unified School District 5
4.00 Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 16
4.00 Las Virgenes Unified School District 16
4.00 Culver City Unified School District 8
4.00 Burbank Unified School District 22
4.00 Torrance Unified School District 31
4.00 Glendale Unified School District 33
4.00 William S. Hart Union High School District 20
Wiseburn Elementary School District 6
3.66 Simi Valley Unified School District 29
3.66 Long Beach Unified School District 92
Newhall School District 10
3.33 Alhambra Unified School District 18
3.00 Lennox School District 10
2.66 Los Angeles Unified School District 963
2.66 Pasadena Unified School District 33
2.00 Centinela Valley Union High School District 5
1.66 Inglewood Unified School District 27
0.66 Compton Unified School District 40

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Granada Hills Charter High School Public, Charter, Magnet 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Palisades Charter High School Public, Charter, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Community Magnet Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 El Camino Real Senior High School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Dr. Olga Mohan High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Public, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 Ivy Bound Academy of Math, Science, & Technology Public, Charter 4-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Synergy Charter Academy Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.66 KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.66 Ivy Academia Charter School Public, Charter K-11 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Larchmont Charter School Public, Charter K-7 Elementary, Middle
4.33 High Tech Los Angeles Charter High School Public, Charter 7-12 Middle, High
Miguel Leonis Continuation School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Celerity Dyad Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Diane S. Leichman Special Education Center Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 New West Charter Middle School Public, Charter 6-9 Middle
4.00 Open Charter Magnet School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Colfax Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
View Park Continuation High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Public, Alternative 8-12 Middle, High
Joaquin Miller Career & Transition Center Public 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Carpenter Community Charter Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Kenter Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
First Baptist Church Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Villa Esperanza Services Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Hillsides Education Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Vista School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Poseidon School Private, Special Education 9-12 High
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School - Middle School Campus Private 7-12 High
4.33 Southwestern Academy Private, Boarding 6-12 High
4.33 Flintridge Preparatory School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Polytechnic School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Regency High School Private, Special Education 8-12 High
Gethsemane Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Chadwick School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Northpoint School & Intensive Outpatient Program Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Parkhill School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Los Angeles Computer Science Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 High
Switzer Learning Center Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Zinsmeyer Academy Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Crawford Academy Private 7-12 High
4.33 Ribet Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Westridge School Private, All-Girls 4-12 High
Ofman Learning Center Private, Special Education 9-12 High
Bridgeport School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Logsdon School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 California Institute of Technology
4.33 University of Southern California
4.33 University of California - Los Angeles
4.00 Occidental College
3.66 California Institute of the Arts
3.66 Pepperdine University
3.66 Loyola Marymount University
3.66 Biola University
3.66 California State University - Long Beach
3.66 The Master's College & Seminary
3.66 Chapman University
3.33 University of California - Irvine
3.33 California Lutheran University
3.33 University of La Verne
3.33 Bethesda University of California
3.33 California State University - Fullerton
3.00 Otis College of Art & Design
3.00 Azusa Pacific University
3.00 Vanguard University of Southern California
3.00 Southern California Institute of Architecture
3.00 Hope International University
3.00 Life Pacific College
3.00 California State University - Northridge
3.00 Woodbury University
3.00 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Around Los Angeles

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Hispanic 48.12% 16.05% 28.11% 31.25% 28.41% 28.15% 14.91%
White 28.92% 64.16% 32.01% 47.93% 33.51% 45.75% 41.95%
Asian 11.25% 4.67% 5.35% 5.80% 12.60% 15.56% 33.29%
African American 9.33% 12.21% 32.98% 10.73% 23.05% 6.56% 5.93%
Multiracial 1.71% 1.85% 1.13% 2.98% 1.39% 3.01% 2.87%
Other 0.31% 0.21% 0.23% 0.21% 0.79% 0.24% 0.36%
Pacific Islander 0.17% 0.15% 0.02% 0.50% 0.03% 0.46% 0.40%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.13% 0.55% 0.18% 0.23% 0.25%

Age

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
9 years and under 13% 13% 13% 15% 12% 12% 8%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10% 11% 10% 9% 6%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 11% 9% 10% 13% 9%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 19% 14% 17% 18% 21%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 15% 14% 14% 17%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 13% 14% 14% 13% 14%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 10% 11% 11% 10% 12%
65 and over 10% 13% 10% 12% 12% 11% 14%

Education Levels

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Less than a high school diploma 26% 15% 20% 18% 21% 14% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 29% 24% 29% 25% 17% 14%
Some college or associate degree 24% 29% 24% 31% 20% 29% 20%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 20% 14% 20% 25% 31%
Master's degree or higher 10% 10% 13% 8% 14% 16% 20%

Gender

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Male 49.7% 49.2% 48.6% 50.6% 47.5% 50.7% 50.7%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 51.4% 49.4% 52.5% 49.3% 49.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Rent 61.6% 33.9% 53.0% 44.1% 67.4% 50.8% 62.9%
Own 38.4% 66.1% 47.0% 55.9% 32.6% 49.2% 37.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Assault 216.1 280.9 453.1 480.1 376.5 273.5 257.9
Murder 7.8 5.6 18.5 5.1 5.1 3.5 8.4
Rape 24.3 29.2 NA 40.3 14.0 22.7 13.2
Robbery 233.0 150.7 497.6 258.5 243.7 113.3 424.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles, CA United States Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Burglary 425.1 718.3 839.9 961.2 224.8 440.9 648.1
Larceny 1452.8 2276.2 2684.9 1725.2 1398.6 1433.6 3442.6
Motor vehicle theft 391.3 275.5 627.7 451.9 98.8 493.8 650.8

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