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.
Lynwood is a blue-collar town, with 41.91% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lynwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynwood who work in office and administrative support (14.74%), sales jobs (9.70%), and food service (6.21%).
One downside of living in Lynwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lynwood, the average commute to work is 30.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lynwood 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 Lynwood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Lynwood ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.46% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lynwood in 2010 was $12,580, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,320 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 88.83% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lynwood include Italian, African, English, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lynwood's cultural character, accounting for 40.27% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lynwood is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.