Los Angeles Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    12,945,252
  • Population Density
    2,271 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    5,699 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles metro area is centered in California and has 12,945,252 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Los Angeles 3,827,261
4.33 Long Beach 465,424
4.00 Anaheim 340,081
4.00 Santa Ana 328,719
4.33 Irvine 221,266
4.33 Glendale 193,381
4.33 Huntington Beach 193,197
4.33 Santa Clarita 177,366
4.33 Garden Grove 172,785
3.33 Lancaster 157,368
3.33 Palmdale 153,885
3.66 Pomona 150,006
4.33 Torrance 146,187
4.33 Pasadena 138,004
4.33 Orange 137,999
4.33 Fullerton 136,702
3.66 East Los Angeles 127,897
3.66 El Monte 114,412
4.00 Downey 112,334
4.33 Costa Mesa 110,871
3.33 Inglewood 110,585
4.00 West Covina 106,731
4.00 Norwalk 105,940
4.33 Burbank 103,850
2.66 Compton 97,040

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Los Angeles County 9,893,481
4.33 Orange County 3,051,771

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 San Diego Metro Area 3,138,265
2.00 San Bernardino Metro Area 4,285,443
2.00 Las Vegas Metro Area 1,976,925
4.00 San Jose Metro Area 1,868,323
3.33 Sacramento Metro Area 2,174,401

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Francisco Metro Area 4,402,729
4.00 New York City Metro Area 19,716,880
4.00 San Jose Metro Area 1,868,323
2.00 Las Vegas Metro Area 1,976,925
4.00 San Diego Metro Area 3,138,265
3.33 Chicago Metro Area 9,488,493

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 San Marino Unified School District 4
4.33 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 19
4.33 Irvine Unified School District 36
Cypress Elementary School District 6
4.33 Los Alamitos Unified School District 10
4.33 Arcadia Unified School District 11
4.33 Walnut Valley Unified School District 15
4.33 Redondo Beach Unified School District 13
4.33 Manhattan Beach Unified School District 8
4.33 Beverly Hills Unified School District 6
4.33 Laguna Beach Unified School District 4
4.33 Tustin Unified School District 29
4.33 La Canada Unified School District 4
4.00 El Segundo Unified School District 5
4.00 Fullerton Joint Union High School District 8
4.00 South Pasadena Unified School District 5
4.00 Temple City Unified School District 8
4.00 Capistrano Unified School District 64
4.00 Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 16
4.00 Huntington Beach Union High School District 9
4.00 Claremont Unified School District 12
4.00 Brea-Olinda Unified School District 9
4.00 Las Virgenes Unified School District 16
4.00 Saddleback Valley Unified School District 35
Centralia Elementary School District 8

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Granada Hills Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Point Vicente Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Troy High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Ridgecrest Intermediate Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Huntington Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Carver Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Valentine Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Palos Verdes Intermediate Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Montemalaga Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Miraleste Intermediate Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Silver Spur Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Eastshore Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Soleado Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Stone Creek Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Greentree Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 University Park Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Deerfield Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Lakeside Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Sierra Vista Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Westpark Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Rancho Vista Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 South Lake Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Meadow Park Public K-6 Elementary
4.33 Northwood Elementary School Public K-6 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
Newport Christian School Private, Religious K-2 Elementary
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
4.33 The Webb Schools Private, Boarding 9-12 High
Northpoint School & Intensive Outpatient Program Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Parkhill School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Quest Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 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
Mid Valley Learning Centers Private, Special Education 6-12 High
4.33 Ribet Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, 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
4.33 Pomona College
4.33 Harvey Mudd College
4.33 Soka University of America
4.33 Claremont McKenna College
4.33 Scripps College
4.00 Thomas Aquinas College
4.00 Occidental College
3.66 Pitzer 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 Baptist University
3.33 California Lutheran University
3.33 University of La Verne
3.33 Laguna College of Art & Design
3.33 Bethesda University of California
3.33 California State University - Fullerton

Around Los Angeles

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Hispanic 44.61% 16.62% 37.89% 20.94% 29.44% 22.94% 32.35% 21.71% 27.70%
White 31.28% 63.25% 39.67% 54.70% 47.23% 49.04% 47.98% 42.08% 34.76%
Asian 14.77% 4.83% 13.11% 5.77% 8.71% 9.93% 10.92% 23.42% 31.39%
African American 6.56% 12.23% 5.72% 16.87% 10.22% 15.89% 4.79% 7.86% 2.37%
Multiracial 2.12% 2.05% 2.64% 1.45% 3.13% 1.46% 3.02% 3.64% 3.03%
Pacific Islander 0.25% 0.16% 0.36% 0.02% 0.66% 0.03% 0.43% 0.71% 0.32%
Other 0.23% 0.19% 0.22% 0.15% 0.18% 0.57% 0.16% 0.33% 0.21%
Native American 0.18% 0.66% 0.39% 0.11% 0.43% 0.14% 0.35% 0.24% 0.22%

Age

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

Education Levels

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 22% 14% 19% 13% 16% 15% 15% 12% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 28% 21% 25% 29% 26% 19% 17% 16%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 30% 27% 33% 22% 32% 26% 25%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 19% 21% 15% 21% 21% 27% 25%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 11% 13% 7% 15% 13% 18% 20%

Gender

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Male 49.3% 49.2% 49.7% 48.9% 50.3% 48.3% 50.2% 49.3% 50.2%
Female 50.7% 50.8% 50.3% 51.1% 49.7% 51.7% 49.8% 50.7% 49.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Rent 50.3% 35.1% 44.7% 34.0% 45.6% 47.5% 46.2% 45.8% 42.4%
Own 49.7% 64.9% 55.3% 66.0% 54.4% 52.5% 53.8% 54.2% 57.6%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Assault 169.7 278.9 218.3 68.1 386.4 242.6 226.6 249.2 143.8
Murder 4.3 5.0 4.4 7.1 5.6 3.7 2.4 5.5 3.0
Robbery 139.6 159.8 151.9 187.3 228.6 171.3 104.7 318.1 82.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Los Angeles Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Las Vegas Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area San Jose Metro Area
Burglary 441.9 573.5 600.6 439.9 905.7 253.7 447.7 737.3 468.8
Larceny 1430.0 2079.6 1703.7 1806.4 1667.2 1266.4 1480.2 2299.8 1346.3
Motor vehicle theft 343.5 235.5 440.2 220.7 401.8 114.7 382.2 654.1 548.5

Income

Weather

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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 1298 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 23% Not sure
  • 18% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 1354 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

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 572 responses

  • 42% Very accepting.
  • 47% 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.
  • 2% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 2292 responses

  • 26% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 47% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 23% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 4% 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 316 responses

  • 19% I love everything about it.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 4% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 339 responses

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