Select Census Data for Lawndale


  • Median Home Value: $365,000
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1966
  • Total Housing Units: 10,181
  • Vacant Housing Units: 5.7%
  • Owner-occupied: 33.4%
  • Renter-occupied: 66.6%
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Population Data

  • Population: 33,155
  • Median Age: 32.5
  • Median Income: $48,376
  • Income per Capita: $18,145

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 14.0%
  • College Education: 7.2%
  • Professional Education: 0.5%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 17,343
  • Number Employed: 89.7%
  • Number Unemployed: 10.1%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 1.5%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 76.3%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 23.7%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.1%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,326
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

City Address
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA
City Phone
(310) 973-3200
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas

City Council meets on the first and third Monday evenings of the month. Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of the month.

Meeting agendas are available here.

City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
$0.275 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof (LMC Sec. 3.16.030)
Business License for Agents
Rent Control
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions
Home Improvement Programs

Signage Ordinances in Lawndale

Real Estate Signage Restrictions

Lawndale, CA

A. One wall-mounted or freestanding real estate sign shall be permitted for each street or highway frontage.

B. Sign cannot exceed twelve square feet in sign area on any frontage or twenty-four square feet in total sign area on the site, in any residential zone.

C. Sign cannot exceed forty-eight square feet in sign area on any frontage or ninety-six square feet in total sign area on the site, in any commercial or industrial zone.

D. Wall-mounted real estate sign shall not extend above the highest point of a parapet wall or the lowest point of a sloping roof.

E. Freestanding real estate shall not exceed eight feet in height from finished grade in residential zones, and shall not exceed sixteen feet in height from finished grade in commercial and industrial zones.

F. Freestanding real estate may be placed in required yard areas.

G. Real estate signs may be internally or externally illuminated but any flashing, moving or sequential operation is prohibited.

H. All real estate signs shall be removed from the premises within fifteen days after the property has been rented, leased, or sold.

Printable version of sign ordinance available here

News Stories about Lawndale

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Data, 2010-2014. This product uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau. For more recent housing data, see SBAOR's monthly releases of market statistics at