Lynwood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynwood, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lynwood had a population of 73,002 as of July 1, 2017. Lynwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lynwood is located at latitude 33.924 and longitude -118.2016 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Lynwood (GNIS ID: 2410901) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lynwood is located within Compton CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lynwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lynwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 73,002
Daytime Population: Workers 12,656
Daytime Population: Residents 43,526
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 70,242
Population in Familes 63,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,760
Population Density2 15,083
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $46,817
Average Household Income $58,389
Per Capita Income $13,367


Total Housing Units 15,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,948 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,271 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 702 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $363,882
Average Home Value $397,383


Total Households 15,219
Average Household Size 4.62
Family Households 13,626
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.63% 0.63%
Households 0.5% 0.58%
Families 0.5% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Lynwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynwood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 121 92nd
Population Density # 16 99th
Diversity Index # 99 94th
Median Household Income # 1031 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1405 7th

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