Lawndale, CA
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Lawndale is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 33,430 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lawndale is the 234th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Lawndale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Lawndale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lawndale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lawndale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawndale who work in food service (15.41%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and sales jobs (9.02%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lawndale is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lawndale area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Lawndale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.65% of adults in Lawndale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lawndale in 2010 was $18,971, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,884 for a family of four. However, Lawndale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lawndale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lawndale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lawndale, accounting for 65.85% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lawndale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lawndale include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Lawndale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.63%).

The most common language spoken in Lawndale is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.