Lomita is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,785 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lomita is the 310th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Lomita 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.
Lomita is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lomita is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lomita who work in sales jobs (15.39%), office and administrative support (14.38%), and management occupations (10.61%).
Also of interest is that Lomita has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lomita 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 Lomita area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Lomita who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.12% of adults in Lomita have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lomita in 2010 was $29,860, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,440 for a family of four. However, Lomita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lomita is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lomita home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lomita residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lomita also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lomita include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Lomita has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.40%).
The most common language spoken in Lomita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.