Lawndale, California Population 2021

31,873
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Lawndale is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 31,873, it is the 232nd largest city in California and the 1233rd largest city in the United States . Lawndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,769 in 2010. Lawndale reached it's highest population of 33,157 in 2015. Spanning over 2 miles, Lawndale has a population density of 16,145 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lawndale is $75,646 with a poverty rate of 13.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,475 per month, and the median house value is $518,000. The median age in Lawndale is 35.5 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Lawndale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lawndale was:

  • White: 42.55%
  • Other race: 30.76%
  • Asian: 11.02%
  • Black or African American: 10.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.17%
The current population of Lawndale, California is 31,873 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,647.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,769.

Lawndale, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,96642.55%
Some Other Race10,09430.76%
Asian3,61711.02%
Black or African American3,35210.21%
Two or More Races1,4044.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3291.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.17%
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Lawndale Population by Race

Lawndale Population Pyramid $2021

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Lawndale Median Age

35.5


Total

34.8


Male

36.1


Female

Lawndale Adults

There are 25,047 adults, (3,378 of whom are seniors) in Lawndale.

Lawndale Age Dependency

51.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawndale Sex Ratio

Female

16,082

49.00%

Male

16,737

51.00%

Lawndale Population by Age

Lawndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married41.5%58.5%
All34.3%65.7%
Female32.3%67.7%
Non Family26.2%73.8%
Male25.3%74.7%

34.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawndale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9023.334.3
Married4,7184.1241.5
Non Family2,5611.3126.2
Female1,5443.8132.3
Male1,0793.7225.3

3.83

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

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Lawndale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,02813.72%
9th to 12th Grade2,85912.95%
High School Graduate5,50624.94%
Some College4,95122.43%
Associates Degree1,3476.10%
Bachelors Degree3,21814.58%
Graduate Degree1,1695.29%
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Lawndale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic12,2757,6031,292
Other Race6,1273,747545
White3,8313,5031,284
Asian2,7352,1201,010
Black2,4972,306660
2+ Races738572185
Islander284231
Native American4745

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.93%.

Lawndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,079$37,769$24,812
Less Than 9th Grade$22,789$27,392$12,939
High School Graduate$29,138$35,000$21,645
Some College$38,199$41,913$31,058
Bachelors Degree$45,179$51,173$41,688
Graduate Degree$49,769$53,409$49,660

$32,079

Average Earnings

$37,769

Average Male

$24,812

Average Female

Lawndale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawndale Language by Age

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Lawndale Language

32.30% of Lawndale residents speak only English, while 67.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 53.14% of the population.

Lawndale Language

Lawndale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,1362,61012.96%
Other10,0611,21112.04%
Asian3,61784423.33%
Black3,33952515.72%
White4,7463898.20%
Multiple1,40220214.41%
Islander3275015.29%
Native573154.39%

13.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.47%

Male Poverty Rate

13.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawndale is Native, with 54.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawndale is White, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.58%.

Lawndale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.43%
High School12.80%
Some College8.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.15%

Lawndale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.35%
Female Unemployed20.63%
Female Employed10.39%
Male Employed6.63%

Lawndale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawndale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,013$75,646
Families$63,670$77,624
Married Families$72,177-
Non Families$45,653$57,293
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Income by Household Type

Lawndale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawndale Married by Age and Sex

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Lawndale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lawndale Marital Status by Race

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Lawndale Marital Status

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1,005

Number of Veterans

919

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War320
First Gulf War316
Vietnam156
Korea28
World War II14

Lawndale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54476
55 to 64162
65 to 74135
18 to 34135
75+97

Lawndale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5314.94%
Hispanic2721.87%
Black2378.93%
Other Race1091.50%
Asian842.70%
2+ Races353.89%
Islander93.05%

Lawndale Veterans by Race

Lawndale Veterans by Education

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6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawndale Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lawndale Employment by Age

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Lawndale Employment by Race

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Lawndale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.97%

Born in Lawndale

62.45%

Native Born

37.55%

Foreign Born

18.75%

Non Citizen

18.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.45% of Lawndale residents were born in the United States, with 51.97% having been born in California. 18.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawndale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,873-258-0.80%
202032,131-258-0.80%
201932,389-258-0.79%
201832,647-228-0.69%
201732,875-158-0.48%
201633,033-124-0.37%
201533,157160.05%
201433,141330.10%
201333,108890.27%
201233,0191170.36%
201132,9021270.39%
201032,7751,0640.33%
200031,7114,3801.50%
199027,3313,8711.54%
198023,460-1,365-0.56%
197024,8253,0851.34%
196021,7400.00%

Lawndale Population by Year