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Overview

Introduction to Lawndale, California

Lawndale, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles S of Hawthorne, California (center to center) and 12 miles NW of Long Beach, California. The city is in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area.

Lawndale History

From the 1780s onward, the region that is now Lawndale was a part of the El Rancho Sausal Redondo, a land grant given by the Spanish colonial government. This includes much of what is now known as the South Bay region. Charles B. Hopper first subdivided the area in the year 1905 and named it after a Chicago suburb. The first railway to run through Lawndale was the Inglewood Division of the Redondo Railway.

Lawndale and Nearby Attractions

  • Jane Addams Park.
  • Alondra Park.
  • Roger Anderson Park.
  • Bodger Park.
  • William Green Park.
  • Del Aire Park.

Things To Do In Lawndale

There are various interesting things to do in Lawndale. Those who are young or young at heart can enjoy the various sports like hiking, golf, diving and snorkeling. Those who wish to enjoy passively can visit the nearby beaches and laze around. Shopping is also a great option in the city. There are also many restaurants and cafes.

Lawndale Transportation

The nearest major airport serving the city is LAX.

Lawndale Higher Education

California State University-Dominguez Hills is the college that serves the city.

People

Total Population 33,231
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 8.3%
Employed Population 16+ 15,586
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,835
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,988

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,639
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,325
Median House Value $378,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.2%
Irish 2.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lawndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Hawthorne, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90260, 90261
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.887
Longitude -118.351

Lawndale 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 4.2 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 TORRANCE
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 78 F
Oct Temp 57 to 75 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Station CULVER CITY
Distance 8.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gardena 59,931 $53,417
Hawthorne 86,564 $49,040
Hermosa Beach 19,747 $170,747
Manhattan Beach 35,603 $170,842
Redondo Beach 67,695 $122,895
Torrance 147,589 $94,806

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Lawndale High Schools

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LEUZINGER HIGH
4118 W. ROSECRANS AVE.
310-263-2200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

LAWNDALE HIGH
14901 SO INGLEWOOD AVE
310-263-3102
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

LLOYDE (R. K.) HIGH (CONT.)
14901 INGLEWOOD AVE.
310-263-3264
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.7

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY DAY
14609 GREVILLEA AVE.
310-970-9914
A Non-traditional School
Serves 220 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER
4234 WEST 147TH ST.
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 208 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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