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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,161
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+16,546
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,360
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,818

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,967
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,340
Median House Value$401,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74%
German3.6%
Irish2.8%
English2.7%
Italian1.9%
Arab1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
African1%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Scottish0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Lawndale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90260, 90261
Phone Area Codes310
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.88
Approximate Longitude-118.35

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)

StationLOS ANGELES INTL AP
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 75 F
Oct Temp59 to 74 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTORRANCE
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 78 F
Oct Temp57 to 75 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gardena59,898$57,728
Hawthorne86,938$49,339
Hermosa Beach19,726$183,097
Manhattan Beach35,573$176,439
Redondo Beach67,664$124,793
Torrance147,307$97,314

Lawndale Public Schools

Billy Mitchell Elementary
14429 Condon Ave.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Centinela Valley Independent Study
4409 Redondo Beach Blvd.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 82
Environmental Charter High
16315 Grevillea Ave.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 524
F. D. Roosevelt Elementary
3533 W. Marine Blvd.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Family First Charter
4953 Marine Ave.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 723
Jane Addams Middle
4535 W. 153rd Pl.
ZIP: 90260
Middle
Total Enrollment 902
Lawndale High
14901 S. Inglewood Ave.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 2241
Leuzinger High
4118 W. Rosecrans Ave.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 1804
Lucille J. Smith Elementary
4521 W. 147th St.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Mark Twain Elementary
3728 W. 154th St.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
R. K. Lloyde High
14901 Inglewood Ave.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 181
South Bay Academy Community Day
4409 Redondo Beach Blvd.
ZIP: 90260
High
Total Enrollment 16
Will Rogers Middle
4110 W. 154th St.
ZIP: 90260
Middle
Total Enrollment 962
William Anderson Elementary
4130 W. 154th St.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 817
William Green Elementary
4520 W. 168th St.
ZIP: 90260
Primary
Total Enrollment 758

Lawndale Private Schools

Children First Cdc Inc
4415 W 165th St
ZIP: 90260
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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