Lomita, CA
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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.

Unlike some cities, Lomita isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lomita are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (15.21%), sales jobs (13.30%), and management occupations (11.81%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lomita use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lomita‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of people in Lomita who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.47% of adults in Lomita have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lomita in 2010 was $28,593, 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 $114,372 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 36.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lomita include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lomita's cultural character, accounting for 28.59% of the city’s population.

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