Los Angeles, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    3,827,261
  • Population Density
    7,614 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    503 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    3,618 3.2
Los Angeles is a large city in California with 3,827,261 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Wilmington: It is not as dangerous as Compton, but it is still a bit ominous once it becomes dark. Because it is a Hispanic run community, everyone gets along with each other and share similar political and social ideas. The city would be more interesting if it had more social events, more well-known department stores (e.g. Target, Costco, a mall), and a local attraction.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Canoga Park: Ok neighborhood. Just happy to have a place to live. School is in range and nice neighbors.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Northridge: This experience is very exciting. I get to meet new people.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Southeast Los Angeles: My living area is okay because there is a lot of protection but at times we need more than what we already have.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Sherman Oaks: Sherman Oaks is a lovely community.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
South Los Angeles 277,605
Southeast Los Angeles 229,907
West Hollywood 126,605
Van Nuys 116,480
Boyle Heights 91,098
Westlake 90,396
Panorama City 88,039
Mid-Wilshire 87,485
Canoga Park 81,700
Sun Valley 80,888
North Hollywood 80,886
Reseda 76,416
Sylmar 72,245
West Los Angeles 69,899
Valley Glen 69,381
Northridge 65,329
Granada Hills 64,429
Wilshire Center 62,887
Pacoima 57,149
Wilmington 56,253
Westwood 53,178
Highland Park 53,173
Chatsworth 52,103
Mid-City West 51,757
El Sereno 48,910
Sherman Oaks 48,703
Mid-City 47,873
Silver Lake 46,351
Woodland Hills 46,020
Pico-Union 42,294
Encino 41,489
Harbor Gateway 40,626
Glassell Park 40,510
Palms 40,150
Mar Vista 39,206
Studio City 37,614
Playa Vista 37,444
Watts 37,327
Hyde Park 36,950
Winnetka 36,550
Lake Balboa 34,071
Brentwood 33,513
Koreatown 33,364
Arleta 32,823
Hollywood 32,624
Westchester/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 32,620
San Pedro 32,266
Sawtelle 31,699
West Hills 30,735
North Hills 29,197
Lincoln Heights 28,089
Tarzana 27,885
Tujunga 27,861
Los Feliz 27,534
Crenshaw 27,027
Eagle Rock 25,885
Lakeview Terrace 24,182
Pacific Palisades 22,370
Porter Ranch 21,704
West Adams 20,489
Sunland 19,822
Vista del Oro 18,359
Pueblo/Chinatown 16,435
Playa del Rey 16,215
Valley Village 15,884
Echo Park 15,391
Mission Hills 14,986
Rancho Park 14,951
Leimert Park 12,949
Beverly Crest 12,271
San Pedro North 11,161
Mount Washington 11,065
Jefferson Park 10,853
Cypress 10,296
New Downtown 10,055
Holy Trinity 9,847
Historic Core 8,441
Montecito Heights 8,169
Bel-Air 8,082
Atwater Village 7,571
Central 6,902
Old Towne 6,344
East of Lincoln 6,183
Century City 6,047
Oakwood Pentagon 5,902
Elysian Park 5,866
Wholesale District/Skid Row 5,825
Angelino Heights 5,237
South Park 5,010
Toluca Lake 4,150
Pacific Coast Highway 3,875
La Tuna Canyon 3,470
Shadow Hills 3,372
Beach 3,207
South Shores 3,071
Narbonne 3,067
Franklin Village 2,989
Green Meadows 2,976
Windward Circle 2,728
President's Row 2,385
Milwood Trapezoid 2,372
The Pines 2,241
Miraleste Pines 2,190
Silver Triangle 2,179
Fashion District 1,986
Little Tokyo 1,883
North of Rose 1,093
Central City Southeast 1,048
Green Meadows Southwest 909
Canals 871
Civic Center 842
Terminal 219
LA Zoo 84

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Ladera Heights 7,220
4.33 Culver City 39,105
3.33 Inglewood 110,585
4.33 West Hollywood 34,709
4.00 Lennox 23,002
4.33 Beverly Hills 34,341
4.00 Westmont 31,474
4.33 Marina del Rey 8,866
4.00 Hawthorne 85,092
4.33 Del Aire 10,171
4.00 West Athens 8,506
4.33 El Segundo 16,760
4.33 Santa Monica Township 90,752
4.33 Santa Monica 90,752
4.00 Gardena 59,226
4.33 South Bay Cities Township 138,783
3.33 West Rancho Dominguez 21,511
3.66 Huntington Park 58,473
3.00 Willowbrook 20,250
4.33 Burbank 103,850
4.00 South Gate-East Los Angeles Township 503,007
3.00 Lynwood 70,257
4.33 Torrance 146,187
4.00 Compton Township 341,122
3.66 East Los Angeles 127,897
3.66 Carson 91,994
4.33 West Carson 20,581
3.00 Commerce 12,896
4.33 Glendale 193,381
4.33 South Pasadena 25,747
4.00 Monterey Park 60,591
4.00 Lomita 20,398
4.33 Alhambra 83,799
4.33 San Fernando Valley Township 1,793,148
4.33 Southwest San Gabriel Valley Township 320,432
4.33 Rancho Palos Verdes 41,980
4.33 Pasadena 138,004
4.00 Topanga 9,131
4.33 Long Beach-Lakewood Township 573,171
3.66 San Fernando 23,830
4.33 Long Beach 465,424
4.00 Hidden Hills 1,777
4.33 Calabasas 23,629
4.00 Agoura Hills-Malibu Township 65,004
4.00 South Antelope Valley Township 210,292
4.00 Simi Valley 124,803
4.33 Palos Verdes Township 91,839
4.33 Newhall Township 256,632

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Francisco 817,501
4.33 San Diego 1,322,838
3.66 Las Vegas 591,496
4.33 New York City 8,268,999
3.66 Chicago 2,706,101

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 90011 100,882
3.66 91331 100,535
3.66 90044 87,590
3.66 91342 89,686
3.66 91335 76,616
3.66 91402 71,486
4.33 90026 68,726
3.66 90003 66,200
4.33 90004 62,760
4.00 90019 65,408
4.00 90042 60,623
4.00 90037 61,845
3.66 90731 61,432
3.66 91343 62,321
4.33 90034 58,703
4.00 90006 59,498
4.00 90813 59,178
3.66 90744 57,358
4.33 90066 59,031
3.66 90001 54,760
3.66 91605 55,793
3.66 91405 54,435
3.66 91344 52,892
4.00 91406 52,682
3.66 90063 54,160
3.66 91304 53,194
4.33 90024 50,964
4.33 90046 50,499
4.00 90033 49,049
3.66 90032 47,784
3.66 90018 48,498
3.66 90047 47,533
3.66 91306 47,879
4.00 90016 47,273
4.00 90065 45,242
4.00 90247 47,361
3.66 91352 46,334
3.33 90002 49,475
4.00 91606 45,788
4.33 90027 45,942
3.66 90023 45,126
3.66 90043 43,527
4.33 90057 45,392
4.33 90025 43,555
4.33 90007 43,173
4.00 90501 42,373
4.00 90005 39,548
4.33 90020 39,866
3.33 90059 41,831
4.00 90045 40,272
4.00 91367 40,506
4.00 90031 40,052
4.00 91401 39,466
4.33 90029 40,208
4.00 91311 38,117
3.66 90810 36,113
4.00 90049 35,310
4.33 90036 36,101
4.00 91601 37,807
3.66 91340 35,161
3.66 91326 35,900
3.66 90008 33,280
4.00 91325 33,121
4.00 90230 32,335
4.00 91214 31,653
3.66 90062 32,450
4.33 90038 29,836
4.00 91423 31,466
4.00 91356 30,090
4.33 90012 29,528
4.33 90039 27,049
4.00 90035 30,999
4.00 90041 28,203
4.00 91607 28,993
4.00 90710 26,830
3.33 91042 28,725
4.33 90028 28,151
4.00 91604 28,468
4.33 90291 27,253
3.66 90061 27,457
4.00 91324 27,304
4.00 91316 27,736
4.00 91303 26,744
4.33 90064 26,103
4.00 91504 25,228
4.00 91364 25,971
3.66 91307 25,496
4.00 91403 23,672
3.66 91411 24,546
3.66 90272 22,779
4.33 90017 23,755
4.33 90292 21,536
4.33 90068 22,043
4.00 90210 21,548
4.00 90717 21,459
4.33 90048 21,316
3.66 90732 19,651
3.66 91040 19,296
4.33 90069 20,731
3.66 91345 18,254
4.33 90015 18,358
4.00 91602 17,771
3.66 90502 16,947
4.33 90232 15,454
4.00 91436 14,147
4.00 90293 12,403
3.66 90402 11,749
4.00 90248 9,822
3.33 90077 8,506
4.33 90013 10,256
3.33 90056 8,536
3.33 90290 7,093
4.33 90014 6,008
4.00 90094 5,852
4.00 90089 3,276
3.33 90058 2,980
4.33 90010 4,133
4.33 90021 2,940
4.33 90067 2,312
4.33 91330 2,138

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Beverly Hills Unified School District 6
Wiseburn Elementary School District 6
2.66 Los Angeles Unified School District 1,008

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Granada Hills Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 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 Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Public, Alternative 6-12 High
3.66 Ivy Bound Academy of Math Science & Tech Charter School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
4.33 Synergy Charter Academy Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.66 KIPP LA Prep Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.66 Ivy Academia Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Larchmont Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 High Tech La Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.33 Celerity Dyad Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
2.66 Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Diane S. Leichman High School Public 6-12 High
4.00 New West Charter School Public, Charter 6-12 High
4.00 Open Charter Magnet Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Canyon Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Colfax Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
View Park Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 L.A. County High School for the Arts Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Joaquin Miller Career & Transition Center Public 6-12 High
4.00 Carpenter Community Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Kenter Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Westwood Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
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, High
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School - Middle School Campus Private 7-12 High
4.33 Southwestern Academy Private, Boarding, Coed 6-12 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, 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, High
4.33 Westridge School Private, All-Girls 4-12 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

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Hispanic 48.59% 16.62% 37.89% 44.61% 28.67% 31.72% 28.67% 29.28% 15.19%
White 28.58% 63.25% 39.67% 31.28% 32.17% 46.89% 33.07% 44.18% 41.72%
Asian 11.22% 4.83% 13.11% 14.77% 5.65% 6.34% 12.94% 16.16% 33.10%
African American 9.05% 12.23% 5.72% 6.56% 31.87% 10.86% 22.70% 6.39% 5.62%
Multiracial 1.96% 2.05% 2.64% 2.12% 1.33% 2.98% 1.59% 3.16% 3.26%
Other 0.28% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23% 0.16% 0.20% 0.80% 0.16% 0.46%
Native American 0.16% 0.66% 0.39% 0.18% 0.13% 0.46% 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
Pacific Islander 0.16% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25% 0.02% 0.55% 0.04% 0.43% 0.41%

Age

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
9 years and under 13% 13% 13% 13% 13% 14% 12% 12% 8%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 10% 11% 9% 9% 5%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 11% 11% 11% 9% 10% 13% 9%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 15% 19% 14% 17% 18% 21%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 17%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 13% 14% 13% 13% 14%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 11% 10% 11% 11% 10% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 11% 11% 13% 12% 11% 14%

Education Levels

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Less than a high school diploma 26% 14% 19% 22% 19% 18% 20% 13% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 28% 21% 20% 23% 29% 24% 16% 13%
Some college or associate degree 24% 29% 30% 27% 24% 32% 21% 29% 21%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 19% 20% 20% 14% 20% 25% 32%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 11% 11% 14% 7% 14% 17% 21%

Gender

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Male 49.7% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3% 48.5% 50.4% 47.6% 50.6% 50.8%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7% 51.5% 49.6% 52.4% 49.4% 49.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Rent 62.4% 35.1% 44.7% 50.3% 54.7% 46.4% 67.8% 52.1% 63.4%
Own 37.6% 64.9% 55.3% 49.7% 45.3% 53.6% 32.2% 47.9% 36.6%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Assault 196.6 278.9 218.3 169.7 NA 433.2 378.4 258.8 318.2
Murder 6.5 5.0 4.4 4.3 15.2 6.5 4.0 2.9 5.8
Rape 19.7 15.3 NA 47.0 13.2 23.4 19.3
Robbery 203.3 159.8 151.9 139.6 434.3 271.4 228.3 107.9 503.9

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA
Burglary 405.5 573.5 600.6 441.9 653.4 985.4 197.8 471.0 711.3
Larceny 1436.9 2079.6 1703.7 1430.0 2407.5 1769.3 1404.6 1425.2 4380.5
Motor vehicle theft 370.8 235.5 440.2 343.5 464.5 442.2 88.5 455.3 703.5

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 77 responses

  • 49% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 26% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 89 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 104 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 91 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 93 responses

  • 10% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 29% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 46% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 15% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 33 responses

  • 15% Very accepting.
  • 76% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 9% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 133 responses

  • 5% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 52% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 31% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 12% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about it.
  • 45% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 35% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 10% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 24 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments