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Lawndale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lawndale had a population of 33,145 as of July 1, 2020. Lawndale 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 Lawndale is located at latitude 33.8872 and longitude -118.3526 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawndale encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Lawndale (GNIS ID: 2411637) 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 Lawndale is located within Inglewood CCD of Los Angeles County.


Lawndale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 33,145 (100%)
Population in Households 32,964 (99.5%)
Population in Families 27,851 (84.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 181 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 16,789
Diversity Index2 89


Median Household Income $60,951
Average Household Income $78,616
% of Income for Mortgage4 38%
Per Capita Income $23,018
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,027 (29.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,673 (65.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 513 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $550,716
Average Home Value $593,764
Housing Affordability Index3 63


Total Households 9,700
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 7,200
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.11% -0.02%
Households 0.02% -0.13%
Families 0.05% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.32%


Lawndale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawndale to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 248 84th
Population Density # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 835 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 318 21st
Per Capita Income # 1144 25th
Diversity Index # 46 97th

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