Lynwood, CA
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Lynwood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 71,989 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lynwood is the 113th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Lynwood 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.

When you are in Lynwood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.72% of Lynwood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lynwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynwood who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), sales jobs (10.04%), and food service (6.55%).

In Lynwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Lynwood is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Lynwood, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Lynwood has a very low overall level of education: only 6.01% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lynwood in 2010 was $12,964, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,856 for a family of four. However, Lynwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lynwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lynwood 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 Lynwood, accounting for 88.42% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lynwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lynwood include Irish, German, English, and Hungarian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lynwood's cultural character, accounting for 38.96% of the city’s population.

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