Nestled in the South Bay region of Los Angeles, the city of Lawndale has been a popular place for families and small businesses. The 2010 U.S. Census of Population and Housing shows there were 32,769 residents of the city, 3.3 percent more than in 2000, while the overall population of California increased 10 percent.
According to the census, there were 10,151 housing units at an average density of 5,141.9 per square mile. Unlike much of the real estate in Los Angeles County, the majority of housing units, renters occupied 65.6 percent, while 34.4 percent of housing units were owner-occupied.
The median value of owner-occupied housing units between 2006 and 2010 was $439,500, just under the statewide median of $458,500, while the average rent paid each month was $1,264.
Additionally, 46.6 percent of the 9,681 households had children under the age of 18. Data also shows that 27.2 percent of Lawndale's population was under the age of 18 while data listed the median age of residents as around 32 years old.