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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.

People

Total Population 71,191
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 6.5%
Employed Population 16+ 26,906
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,638
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $289,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.2%

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

Lynwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles S of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90262
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.93
Longitude -118.21

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)

Station LONG BEACH AP
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station CULVER CITY
Distance 12.8 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
Bell 35,998 $37,686
Compton 97,955 $45,484
Cudahy 24,138 $34,930
Huntington Park 59,003 $35,776
Paramount 55,023 $47,146
South Gate 95,350 $45,362

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

Lynwood Hospitals

ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3630 EAST IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
(310) 900-8900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lynwood High Schools

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LYNWOOD HIGH
12124 BULLIS ROAD
310-603-1582
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 4,818 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.6

VISTA HIGH (CONTINUATION)
11300 WRIGHT ROAD
310-603-1516
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 318 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

PATHWAY HIGH
11387 BULLIS RD.
310-886-1458
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 270 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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