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 3,862,210
4.33 Long Beach 468,594
4.00 Anaheim 342,973
4.00 Santa Ana 331,266
4.33 Irvine 229,850
4.33 Glendale 195,380
4.33 Huntington Beach 195,686
4.33 Santa Clarita 179,030
4.33 Garden Grove 173,853
3.33 Lancaster 159,092
3.33 Palmdale 155,810
3.66 Pomona 151,142
4.33 Torrance 147,181
4.33 Pasadena 139,065
4.33 Orange 138,980
4.33 Fullerton 137,945
3.66 East Los Angeles 127,610
3.66 El Monte 115,243
4.00 Downey 113,082
4.33 Costa Mesa 111,635
3.33 Inglewood 111,133
4.00 West Covina 107,441
4.00 Norwalk 106,455
4.33 Burbank 104,484
2.66 Compton 97,663

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Los Angeles County 9,974,203
4.33 Orange County 3,086,331

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
4.00 Tustin Unified School District 29
4.33 La Canada Unified School District 4
4.33 El Segundo Unified School District 5
4.00 Fullerton Joint Union High School District 8
4.33 South Pasadena Unified School District 5
4.33 Temple City Unified School District 8
4.00 Capistrano Unified School District 63
4.33 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
4.00 Greentree Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
4.00 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
4.00 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, Middle, High
Hillsides Education Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Vista School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Newport Christian School Private, Religious K-2 Elementary
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Southwestern Academy Private, Boarding, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Polytechnic School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Regency High School Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, 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
4.33 The Webb Schools Private, Boarding 9-12 High
Northpoint School & Intensive Outpatient Program Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Parkhill School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Quest Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 Middle, High
Los Angeles Computer Science Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 Middle, High
Switzer Learning Center Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
Zinsmeyer Academy Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
4.00 Crawford Academy Private 7-12 Middle, High
Mid Valley Learning Centers Private, Special Education 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Ribet Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
California Institute of Technology
University of Southern California
University of California - Los Angeles
Pomona College
Harvey Mudd College
Soka University of America
Claremont McKenna College
Scripps College
Thomas Aquinas College
Occidental College
Pitzer College
California Institute of the Arts
Pepperdine University
Loyola Marymount University
Biola University
California State University - Long Beach
The Master's College & Seminary
Chapman University
University of California - Irvine
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
University of La Verne
Laguna College of Art & Design
Bethesda University of California
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% 38.18% 20.94% 29.44% 22.94% 32.35% 21.71% 27.70%
White 31.28% 63.25% 39.16% 54.70% 47.23% 49.04% 47.98% 42.08% 34.76%
Asian 14.77% 4.83% 13.30% 5.77% 8.71% 9.93% 10.92% 23.42% 31.39%
African American 6.56% 12.23% 5.66% 16.87% 10.22% 15.89% 4.79% 7.86% 2.37%
Multiracial 2.12% 2.05% 2.74% 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% 0.38% 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% 10% 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% 20% 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% 45.2% 34.0% 45.6% 47.5% 46.2% 45.8% 42.4%
Own 49.7% 64.9% 54.8% 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 169.7 278.9 226.0 68.1 386.4 242.6 226.6 249.2 143.8
Murder 4.3 5.0 4.2 7.1 5.6 3.7 2.4 5.5 3.0
Robbery 139.6 159.8 136.3 187.3 228.6 171.3 104.7 318.1 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 441.9 573.5 523.6 439.9 905.7 253.7 447.7 737.3 468.8
Larceny 1430.0 2079.6 1621.6 1806.4 1667.2 1266.4 1480.2 2299.8 1346.3
Motor vehicle theft 343.5 235.5 402.8 220.7 401.8 114.7 382.2 654.1 548.5

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 2057 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 22% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 3073 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 1159 responses

  • 44% Very accepting.
  • 46% 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 3803 responses

  • 28% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 48% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 21% 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 930 responses

  • 20% I love everything about it.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 3% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 1273 responses

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