Lawndale is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 31,615, it is the 260th largest city in California and the 1446th largest city in the United States. Lawndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -2.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,533 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Lawndale has a population density of 16,015 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lawndale is $75,646 with a poverty rate of 12.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,564 per month, and the median house value is $551,800. The median age in Lawndale is 35.5 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lawndalewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.17%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.66%.
30.38% of Lawndale residents speak only English, while 69.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 55.20% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawndale is Asian, with 20.34% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawndale is Multiple, with 5.92% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.42%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lawndale
60.10% of Lawndale residents were born in the United States, with 50.54% having been born in California. 19.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.