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Overview

Introduction to Inglewood, California

Incorporated in 1908, Inglewood is located in Los Angeles County, in Southern California. Inglewood is approximately twenty minutes southwest of Los Angeles, and twenty minutes northeast of Redondo Beach. Inglewood is approximately fifteen minutes from the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, which is the second largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Inglewood's history started with the Centinela Adobe, which was built in 1834 by the son of a soldier. Inglewood was the first settlement to be created from the 25,000 acre Centinela Ranch. It was established in 1888 shortly after a railroad station had been built in the area.

Two schools from the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), the Centinela Elementary School and the William H. Kelso Elementary School were named as "California Distinguished Schools". Nearby Los Angeles to the north was ranked as one of the top thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a 2004 study conducted by Cranium, Inc.

Inglewood is 10 minutes east of Los Angeles International airport (LAX). LAX is the world's fifth busiest passenger airport. It also ranks seventh in air cargo tonnage handled.

Inglewood Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Inglewood residents can easily take advantage of all of the arts and entertainment attractions of Los Angeles as well as the rest of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Some of the more notable attractions in and around Inglewood include:

  • The Centinela Adobe Complex
  • The Centinela Valley Heritage and Research Center
  • The Forum
  • The Hollywood Park Racetrack and adjoining Casino
  • The LAX Firing Range

This part of Southern California has professional sports offerings to satisfy even the most demanding sports fan. Sports teams near Inglewood, include:

  • The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL).
  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS).
  • The Lancaster JetHawks, Inland Empire 66ers, and Lake Elsinore Storm of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the Storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • The Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • The Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League.
  • The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, who used to play in the Forum in Inglewood until they moved to the Staples Center in 1999.

For sports fans who do not mind a road trip, the city of San Diego two hours to the south is also home to:

  • The Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego Padres.
  • The National Football League (NFL) San Diego Chargers.
  • The ECHL Sand Diego Gulls hockey team.
  • The United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women.

Nearby Pasadena, a half an hour to the northeast, is home to the Tournament of Roses parade every January 1st, as well as the college football's Rose Bowl.

The Los Angeles area is one of the few regions of the United States where individuals can go to the shore in the morning, and skiing in the afternoon.

People

Total Population 111,133
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 48,908
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 35.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $28,136
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,320
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,947

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,449
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,097
Median House Value $325,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 0.5%
Irish 0.6%

Inglewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90301, 90302, 90303, 90304, 90305, 90311
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90306, 90307, 90308, 90309, 90310, 90312
Company Zip Codes 90313, 90397, 90398
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.961
Longitude -118.352

Inglewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOS ANGELES INTL AP
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 66 F
Apr Temp 54 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 75 F
Oct Temp 59 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station CULVER CITY
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 67 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station U C L A
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 66 F
Apr Temp 53 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 77 F
Oct Temp 59 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Culver City 39,353 $99,860
El Segundo 16,839 $103,205
Gardena 59,682 $54,331
Hawthorne 85,889 $47,091
Lawndale 33,155 $50,507
Manhattan Beach 35,534 $177,532

Inglewood Public Libraries

Library
Inglewood Public Library
101 W. MANCHESTER BLVD.
Inglewood, California
(310) 412-5397
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Inglewood Hospitals

CENTINELA FREEMAN REG MED CTR, CENTINELA CAMPUS
(Proprietary)
555 EAST HARDY STREET
(310) 673-4660
Emergency Service: Yes

CENTINELA FREEMAN REG MED CTR, MEMORIAL CAMPUS
(Proprietary)
333 NORTH PRAIRIE AVENUE
(310) 674-7050
Emergency Service: Yes

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Inglewood High Schools

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INGLEWOOD HIGH
231 S. GREVILLEA AVE.
310-680-5200
A Title I School.
Serves 2,111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

MORNINGSIDE HIGH
10500 S. YUKON AVE.
310-680-5230
A Title I School.
Serves 1,585 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

ANIMO LEADERSHIP HIGH
1155 ARBOR VITAE ST.
310-216-3277
A Charter School.
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

ANIMO INGLEWOOD CHARTER HIGH
304 EAST SPRUCE STREET
310-673-0956
A Charter School.
Serves 280 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

HILLCREST HIGH (CONT.)
441 W. HILLCREST BLVD.
310-680-5300
A Non-traditional School
Serves 182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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