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Overview

Introduction to Lynwood, California

Lynwood is a California city located in Los Angeles County, about 14 miles south of Los Angeles and 22 miles northwest of Anaheim. Neighboring communities include South Gate (to the north), Compton (to the south) and Downey (to the east). Major highways in or near the city include Interstates I-105, I-110 and I-710. Nearest airports are the Long Beach airport (9 miles away) and Los Angeles International Airport (about 14 miles away).

Lynwood History

Founded by Don Antonio Lugo as part of an 1810 Spanish land grant, Lynwood evolved as a residential center in the early 20th century. Incorporated in 1921, the city experienced relatively slow growth until shortly after World War II. The city got its name from the "Lynwood Dairy and Creamery," an establishment created by C.H. Sessions in 1902 and whose title was derived from his wife's maiden name (Miss Lynn Wood). Lynwood today is a vibrant city and home to a host of booming retail centers.

Attractions In and Near Lynwood

The University of Southern California is located only four miles from Lynwood. Other nearby attractions include the Carson Center (7 miles away), the Los Angeles Convention Center (8 miles away) and the Staples Center (9 miles away) which is a multipurpose sports arena serving as the home of five Los Angeles area professional basketball, hockey and arena football teams. Lynwood's proximity to Los Angeles also provides quick access to many of the city's other attractions.

Demographics

People

Total Population71,233
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens6.8%
Employed Population 16+27,813
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6%
Median Earnings25+$23,970
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,041

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,023
% Above Poverty Level75.7%
% Below Poverty Level24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone9.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,056
Median House Value$312,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.4%
Irish0.3%
German0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Greek0.1%
English0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Italian0.1%
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Lynwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90262
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.92
Approximate Longitude-118.2

Lynwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance12.8 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
Bell35,927$39,335
Compton97,740$47,589
Cudahy24,106$37,275
Huntington Park58,921$37,022
Paramount54,941$49,543
South Gate95,219$46,836

Lynwood Hospitals

St. Francis Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3630 Imperial Highway

Lynwood Public Schools

Washington Elementary
4225 Sanborn Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
Hosler Middle
11300 Spruce St.
ZIP: 90262
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Lynwood Community Day
11387 Bullis Rd.
ZIP: 90262
High
Will Rogers Elementary
11220 Duncan Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Mark Twain Elementary
12315 Thorson Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Roosevelt Elementary
10835 Mallison Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Pathway Independent Study
11300 Wright Rd.
ZIP: 90262
High
Total Enrollment 131
Lugo Elementary
4345 Pendleton Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Helen Keller Elementary
3521 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
3593 Mlk Blvd.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Rosa Parks Elementary
3900 Agnes St.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Lindbergh Elementary
3300 Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Wilson Elementary
11700 Sch St.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Cesar Chavez Middle
3898 Abbott Rd.
ZIP: 90262
Middle
Total Enrollment 740
Janie P. Abbott Elementary
5260 E. Clark St.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Lynwood High
4050 E. Imperial Hwy.
ZIP: 90262
High
Total Enrollment 2351
Lynwood Middle
12124 Bullis Rd.
ZIP: 90262
Middle
Total Enrollment 956
Lincoln Elementary
11031 State St.
ZIP: 90262
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Vista High (continuation)
11300 Wright Rd.
ZIP: 90262
High
Total Enrollment 186
Marco Antonio Firebaugh High
5246 Mlk Blvd.
ZIP: 90262
High
Total Enrollment 1919

Lynwood Private Schools

World Of Joy
11215 State St
ZIP: 90262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
St Emydius School
10990 California Ave
ZIP: 90262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 241
Sunshine Preschool& Kinglarten
12070 Santa Fe Ave
ZIP: 90262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Philp Neri School
12522 Stoneacre Ave
ZIP: 90262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
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