Best Cities for Renters in Southern California

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Best Cities for Renters in Southern California

Renters searching for a place to live in Los Angeles and Orange counties will find affordable options despite the challenge of finding housing in Southern California.

Unfortunately, it won’t pay to wait: By June 2016, average rent is projected to rise 8.6% in Orange County and 8.2% in Los Angeles County, according to a study by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate. And vacancy rates will likely drop, which means renters will have to be prepared for a competitive market that doesn’t favor them.


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Elsewhere in the state, the picture isn’t any better — the San Francisco Bay Area, the nation’s leader in rising rent, saw a 11% jump in average rent prices in 2014, according to the real estate website Zillow.

Even though California is one of the most expensive places for renters, people move to states with jobs, and in the past year, Los Angeles County added 8,000 new jobs in the motion picture and sound recording industries.

To find the best cities for renters in Southern California, NerdWallet considered a balance of availability, access to work and affordability, and found that several clusters of cities are worth considering. In Orange County, three neighboring cities — Irvine, Newport and Costa Mesa — all are in the top six of choices based on affordability versus buying and supply, with 44% of housing in these places occupied by renters.

In northeast Los Angeles County, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hawthorne have rental vacancy rates at about 4.5%, the median rate for all cities analyzed. East of Los Angeles, South Pasadena, San Gabriel and Monrovia all have strong renter populations and slightly lower median rents than other cities.

Here’s a closer look at the factors we used to find the best places for renters:

  1. Are rental units available? Using 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data, we equally weighted the percent of renter-occupied housing and the median rental vacancy rate. A high percent of renters was weighted positively, while rental vacancy rates were weighed more positively when the rate was closest to the average. Deviation from the average in either direction lowered a city’s score.
  2. Are jobs nearby? Using data from the 2013 census, we equally weighted average commute times and median household incomes to determine if residents have access to nearby jobs. Shorter commute times and higher incomes tend to reflect the competitiveness of the local rental market.
  3. Is rent affordable based on each city’s median income? From the real estate website Zillow, we gathered averages for price-to-rent ratios, which is the median home price divided by a year’s worth of rental costs, and we also found median monthly rents from July to September 2014. Using the median rent and the 2013 census data for median household income, we calculated rent as a percentage of income for each area. We equally weighted the price-to-rent ratio and rent as a percentage of income, where a higher ratio and a lower percentage scored positively.

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Our analysis revealed certain trends:

Vacancy rates are moderate. Half of the cities in the top 10 had rates at or above 4.9%, which is 0.4% above the state average.

Median rent isn’t affordable. Only one city in the top 10, Loma Linda, had a median rent that is less than 30% of residents’ median income, which NerdWallet recommends as a healthy goal for housing costs. However, only three cities in the top 20 had median rents above 40%.

Higher price-to-rent ratios helped. The average price-to-rent ratio of the top 20 cities is 19 — which means the median home price is 19 times the cost of renting a similar-size home. A ratio at or over 15 is an indicator of whether it’s better to rent than to buy.

NerdWallet crunched the data for 219 places — cities, towns and census-designated places — in Southern California. Only places with over 20,000 residents were analyzed. To see the final list, click here.

Best cities for renters in Southern California

1. Goleta

Goleta, the only Santa Barbara County city in our top 20, has a substantial renter population, with rental units making up 44.7% of total housing, which is likely because of the student population at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here, residents don’t spend as much of their median income of $73,691 on housing — about 33.14% goes to rent, which is slightly lower than the median of other cities. The average commute time in Goleta is one of the shortest at 16.2 minutes.

2. Manhattan Beach

With a median household income of $139,259, Manhattan Beach residents live in one of the most affluent cities in Los Angeles County and Southern California. But even with a higher income, the price-to-rent ratio of 26.12 indicates that it’s better to rent than to buy a home here. And for those looking for housing, a vacancy rate of 4.7%, in the mid-range for all cities, also helps.

3. Loma Linda

Known for its Loma Linda University Medical Center, this city has middle-of-the-road costs to rent as well as more housing units for renters than for buyers. With about a sixth of the city’s population enrolled at the university, this explains why rental units make up 62.1% of housing in the city with a 4.9% vacancy rate.

4. Irvine

In this city, home of the University of California, Irvine, residents with the median income of $90,585 spend 31.5% of that income on rent, which is considered an affordable percentage to spend on housing. This affluent Los Angeles suburb has a large student population in a city where 50.2% of housing is renter occupied.

5. Newport Beach

Orange County’s coastal city of Newport Beach has a low vacancy rate of 3.3%, but the median rent is the second-most expensive in the top 10 at $3,242. Even with residents’ median income of $106,333, the price-to-rent ratio of 26.6. shows that it is better to rent here than to buy. The city connects residents with affordable rental housing opportunities through the Orange County Housing Authority’s housing choice voucher program.

6. Costa Mesa

This Orange County city ranked well for rental availability, with rental units making up nearly 60% of total housing, which is the second highest in the top 10. As well, the city’s vacancy rate is 5.7%, over 1% above the median for all cities analyzed in Southern California.

7. Redondo Beach

Located on the southern border of Los Angeles County, Redondo Beach has a moderate level of availability and affordability for renters. Although its rental vacancy rate of 4.2% is slightly lower than the state average, housing for renters makes up 47.3% of total homes. The median rent of $2,715 takes up 32% of residents’ median income, but Redondo Beach also has an affordable housing program to help residents.

8. Tustin

The most populous city in our top 10, Tustin has over 65,000 residents, and 49.4% of its housing units are renter occupied. Coupled with a middle-of-the-road vacancy rate, this Los Angeles suburb has a price-to-rent ratio that favors renting over buying a home.

9. Monrovia

Monrovia, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, is a growing city less than an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles. With the highest vacancy rate of our top 10 at 6.1%, Monrovia has slightly more available rental units than others and its housing is roughly split 50-50 between renters and homeowners.

10. San Gabriel

East of Los Angeles and below the mountain range named after the city, San Gabriel has the lowest median rent in our top 10 at $1,798, which is still a bit expensive relative to its median income of $56,388. The city has a vacancy rate of 4.9%, which is close to the median of the cities we analyzed.

 

Check out this interactive map of NerdWallet’s top 10 cities for renters in Southern California. Click on an icon to see each place’s overall score.

Top 20 best places for renters in Southern California

City Percent of housing occupied by renters Rental vacancy rate Median household income in 2013 Average commute in minutes Price-to-rent ratio from July to September 2014 Median rent from July to September 2014 Rent as a percentage of median household income Score
1 Goleta 44.7% 4.5% $73,691 16.2 24.25 $2,035 33.14% 71.17
2 Manhattan Beach 32.9% 4.7% $139,259 28.2 26.12 $4,983 42.94% 68.61
3 Loma Linda 62.1% 4.9% $54,720 19.2 15.74 $1,322 29.00% 68.25
4 Irvine 50.2% 4.3% $90,585 23.6 20.58 $2,378 31.51% 67.96
5 Newport Beach 44.6% 3.3% $106,333 23.3 26.66 $3,242 36.58% 67.93
6 Costa Mesa 59.7% 5.7% $65,830 21.9 19.05 $1,966 35.84% 66.34
7 Redondo Beach 47.3% 4.2% $99,496 28 20.47 $2,715 32.75% 65.44
8 Tustin 49.4% 4.9% $73,194 24 18.46 $2,117 34.70% 65.15
9 Monrovia 49.5% 6.1% $71,768 28.3 20.05 $1,832 30.63% 64.49
10 San Gabriel 50.3% 4.9% $56,388 28.1 21.85 $1,798 38.27% 64.40
11 Hawthorne 73.1% 4.0% $44,649 27.6 16.83 $1,158 31.13% 64.22
12 Imperial Beach 67.0% 4.9% $49,268 25.5 15.67 $1,492 36.33% 64.19
13 South Pasadena 53.2% 2.3% $85,058 28 24.35 $1,933 27.28% 63.98
14 San Luis Obispo 63.3% 3.6% $45,032 14.8 22.33 $1,767 47.08% 63.84
15 Long Beach 59.1% 5.2% $52,711 28.7 18.05 $1,357 30.89% 63.51
16 Ladera Ranch 30.4% 4.0% $124,047 29.7 19.42 $2,683 25.96% 62.91
17 Twentynine Palms 67.8% 7.9% $41,485 14.9 8.46 $800 23.14% 62.87
18 Aliso Viejo 38.8% 5.1% $99,394 25.4 16.90 $2,433 29.38% 62.59
19 Beverly Hills 58.1% 4.6% $86,141 24.2 23.48 $4,483 62.46% 62.29
20 Lake Forest 29.9% 6.4% $93,631 25.3 18.19 $1,952 25.01% 62.12

Methodology

The score for each place is from the following data:

1. Percentage of renter-occupied housing is 20% of the score. The figures are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey.
2. Median rental vacancy rate is 20% of the score. The figures are from the American Community Survey.
3. Median household incomes are 10% of the score, and are from the American Community Survey.
4. Average commute times are 10% of the score, and are from the American Community Survey.
5. Price-to-rent ratio is 20% of the score. The figures are from Zillow, which the real estate website aggregates from its historical listings.
6. Rent as a percentage of income is 20% of the score. This percentage is Zillow’s median rent averaged from July to September 2014 and the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 median household income. Rental housing included one- to five-bedroom homes, single-family residencies, condominiums and cooperative housing.

NerdWallet crunched the data for 219 places — cities, towns and census-designated places — in southern California, from San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast to the U.S.-Mexico border. Only places with over 20,000 residents were analyzed. The final list didn’t include 33 places that lacked median rent figures and six places that didn’t have median price-to-rent ratios. Although census data offer a detailed look at housing across southern California, the figures provide a limited picture of the current rental market.

Best cities for renters in Southern California (full data)

City Percent of housing occupied by renters Rental vacancy rate Median household income in 2013 Average commute in minutes Price-to-rent ratio from July through September 2014 Median rent from July through September 2014 Rent as a percentage of median household income Score
1 Goleta 44.7% 4.5% $73,691 16.2 24.25 $2,035 33.14% 71.17
2 Manhattan Beach 32.9% 4.7% $139,259 28.2 26.12 $4,983 42.94% 68.61
3 Loma Linda 62.1% 4.9% $54,720 19.2 15.74 $1,322 29.00% 68.25
4 Irvine 50.2% 4.3% $90,585 23.6 20.58 $2,378 31.51% 67.96
5 Newport Beach 44.6% 3.3% $106,333 23.3 26.66 $3,242 36.58% 67.93
6 Costa Mesa 59.7% 5.7% $65,830 21.9 19.05 $1,966 35.84% 66.34
7 Redondo Beach 47.3% 4.2% $99,496 28 20.47 $2,715 32.75% 65.44
8 Tustin 49.4% 4.9% $73,194 24 18.46 $2,117 34.70% 65.15
9 Monrovia 49.5% 6.1% $71,768 28.3 20.05 $1,832 30.63% 64.49
10 San Gabriel 50.3% 4.9% $56,388 28.1 21.85 $1,798 38.27% 64.40
11 Hawthorne 73.1% 4.0% $44,649 27.6 16.83 $1,158 31.13% 64.22
12 Imperial Beach 67.0% 4.9% $49,268 25.5 15.67 $1,492 36.33% 64.19
13 South Pasadena 53.2% 2.3% $85,058 28 24.35 $1,933 27.28% 63.98
14 San Luis Obispo 63.3% 3.6% $45,032 14.8 22.33 $1,767 47.08% 63.84
15 Long Beach 59.1% 5.2% $52,711 28.7 18.05 $1,357 30.89% 63.51
16 Ladera Ranch 30.4% 4.0% $124,047 29.7 19.42 $2,683 25.96% 62.91
17 Twentynine Palms 67.8% 7.9% $41,485 14.9 8.46 $800 23.14% 62.87
18 Aliso Viejo 38.8% 5.1% $99,394 25.4 16.90 $2,433 29.38% 62.59
19 Beverly Hills 58.1% 4.6% $86,141 24.2 23.48 $4,483 62.46% 62.29
20 Lake Forest 29.9% 6.4% $93,631 25.3 18.19 $1,952 25.01% 62.12
21 Arcadia 39.1% 3.1% $77,704 29.3 29.19 $2,583 39.89% 62.04
22 Santa Barbara 60.0% 2.2% $65,034 16.7 24.99 $2,425 44.75% 61.91
23 Rancho Santa Margarita 28.2% 4.1% $104,113 28 17.78 $1,872 21.57% 61.46
24 Upland 43.8% 4.7% $62,667 29.8 18.74 $1,621 31.03% 61.35
25 La Mesa 54.7% 6.4% $53,605 23.3 16.92 $1,569 35.13% 61.35
26 San Diego 52.1% 4.4% $64,058 22.5 17.71 $2,098 39.31% 61.23
27 Culver City 44.8% 3.8% $77,333 24.8 19.38 $2,107 32.69% 61.18
28 Pasadena 55.1% 3.4% $69,302 26.1 21.38 $2,275 39.39% 60.84
29 Calabasas 27.1% 5.2% $124,583 31.4 20.06 $3,582 34.50% 60.60
30 San Clemente 34.4% 5.4% $90,071 29.5 20.91 $2,700 35.97% 60.43
31 El Cajon 60.9% 4.5% $44,112 24 15.96 $1,413 38.45% 60.41
32 Agoura Hills 23.3% 7.3% $107,885 29.2 18.63 $2,257 25.11% 60.37
33 Anaheim 52.2% 5.5% $59,165 27 16.23 $1,600 32.45% 60.33
34 Coronado 51.8% 4.1% $91,103 19.8 24.11 $4,917 64.76% 60.26
35 Redlands 39.1% 9.1% $66,835 22.7 16.15 $1,515 27.20% 59.90
36 Encinitas 35.2% 4.3% $91,795 24.5 20.83 $3,232 42.25% 59.75
37 Santa Monica 72.6% 3.6% $73,649 26.2 20.91 $3,567 58.11% 59.73
38 Alhambra 59.3% 3.8% $54,148 29.3 20.01 $1,793 39.74% 59.66
39 Lemoore 45.9% 4.9% $53,711 23.9 12.20 $1,163 25.99% 59.54
40 Glendale 62.6% 3.8% $53,020 26.5 20.23 $2,044 46.26% 59.32
41 Orange 40.5% 4.2% $78,838 25.1 17.67 $2,300 35.01% 59.07
42 Bellflower 60.9% 4.0% $49,637 28.9 15.45 $1,325 32.03% 59.05
43 Visalia 40.5% 6.5% $52,899 19.9 12.18 $923 20.95% 58.98
44 Fullerton 45.6% 6.3% $67,384 28.1 17.53 $1,982 35.29% 58.86
45 Mission Viejo 21.6% 4.4% $96,210 26.6 18.35 $2,248 28.04% 58.71
46 El Centro 49.5% 5.8% $42,166 19 9.30 $725 20.63% 58.38
47 Huntington Beach 40.8% 3.3% $81,389 27.1 19.72 $2,167 31.95% 58.20
48 Santee 29.8% 4.9% $70,899 23.9 15.82 $1,842 31.17% 58.09
49 National City 67.3% 6.8% $37,933 24.6 14.44 $1,333 42.18% 58.02
50 Laguna Beach 38.8% 6.4% $94,325 26.9 26.34 $4,983 63.40% 58.02
51 Yorba Linda 16.0% 4.4% $112,259 30.7 19.77 $2,767 29.57% 57.95
52 Hanford 43.7% 6.7% $52,614 20.3 11.80 $1,092 24.90% 57.89
53 Lakewood 29.6% 5.5% $77,786 27.7 17.24 $1,832 28.26% 57.81
54 Claremont 33.9% 3.2% $87,324 27.4 20.72 $2,217 30.46% 57.77
55 West Hollywood 78.6% 4.4% $52,649 25.1 17.69 $2,817 64.21% 57.76
56 Torrance 43.6% 3.1% $77,061 25.8 20.34 $2,265 35.27% 57.66
57 Whittier 42.9% 3.8% $68,522 29.8 16.69 $1,533 26.85% 57.60
58 Camarillo 30.4% 3.5% $86,287 22.3 17.24 $1,940 26.98% 57.58
59 Bakersfield 42.2% 5.7% $56,204 22.9 11.85 $1,113 23.77% 57.53
60 Diamond Bar 19.4% 6.1% $88,422 33.9 21.26 $2,067 28.05% 57.51
61 Brea 37.1% 3.5% $79,124 29.7 18.35 $1,742 26.41% 57.51
62 Blythe 45.1% 7.8% $46,856 14.8 8.46 $840 21.51% 57.49
63 Brawley 45.2% 5.7% $41,784 19.1 8.48 $610 17.52% 57.43
64 Westminster 46.2% 4.9% $52,633 26.8 17.76 $1,915 43.66% 57.42
65 Covina 41.5% 4.3% $66,726 31.4 16.86 $1,698 30.54% 57.28
66 Gardena 51.4% 4.2% $48,251 26.2 15.24 $1,342 33.37% 57.26
67 Vista 50.8% 5.5% $47,346 23.9 16.22 $1,580 40.04% 57.15
68 Laguna Hills 27.3% 13.5% $90,704 26 18.25 $2,417 31.97% 56.95
69 Lawndale 66.2% 3.3% $47,769 24.1 15.82 $1,583 39.77% 56.84
70 Burbank 57.6% 2.4% $66,240 24.8 19.48 $2,060 37.32% 56.67
71 Chino Hills 20.4% 4.2% $96,497 37.1 20.91 $2,200 27.36% 56.61
72 Walnut 12.8% 12.0% $101,250 35.1 23.39 $2,533 30.02% 56.52
73 Oildale 56.8% 5.8% $33,305 22.5 9.64 $750 27.02% 56.42
74 Altadena 28.3% 3.5% $82,895 27.5 21.00 $2,250 32.57% 56.41
75 El Monte 59.7% 5.7% $39,535 30.3 16.63 $1,382 41.94% 56.39
76 Montebello 52.9% 7.3% $47,488 33.6 16.22 $1,325 33.48% 56.39
77 Escondido 49.7% 5.1% $49,362 25.8 15.38 $1,563 37.99% 56.37
78 Thousand Oaks 28.0% 3.1% $100,476 24.3 18.46 $2,465 29.44% 56.18
79 Ramona 40.3% 4.6% $64,882 30.3 16.00 $1,857 34.34% 56.12
80 Los Angeles 62.4% 4.7% $49,497 29.2 17.25 $2,226 53.97% 55.89
81 Ontario 43.5% 6.2% $54,249 28.4 15.62 $1,505 33.29% 55.85
82 Temecula 33.9% 5.5% $78,356 33.7 16.27 $1,913 29.30% 55.66
83 Santa Paula 42.9% 8.7% $53,496 25.9 14.45 $1,390 31.18% 55.63
84 Garden Grove 44.2% 3.7% $59,648 26.4 16.24 $1,611 32.40% 55.50
85 Porterville 42.4% 7.8% $41,905 21.1 11.05 $858 24.58% 55.42
86 Santa Ana 54.0% 3.7% $53,335 24.9 15.21 $1,667 37.50% 55.40
87 Fountain Valley 29.0% 2.8% $80,870 25 19.32 $1,745 25.89% 55.34
88 Santa Clarita 30.3% 4.4% $82,607 32.2 15.56 $1,923 27.94% 55.33
89 Chula Vista 41.3% 4.3% $64,801 26.8 15.80 $1,992 36.88% 55.32
90 Lomita 56.8% 1.7% $60,398 26 19.38 $1,508 29.97% 55.28
91 Tulare 39.6% 5.6% $45,485 19.6 10.97 $998 26.34% 55.20
92 Carlsbad 35.7% 3.5% $83,908 28.3 19.35 $2,588 37.02% 55.14
93 Azusa 49.2% 5.4% $52,001 28.4 15.67 $1,731 39.95% 55.06
94 Riverside 43.7% 7.3% $55,636 28.5 14.78 $1,537 33.14% 55.03
95 Barstow 48.5% 10.8% $42,354 24.3 8.60 $707 20.02% 54.79
96 Oceanside 42.9% 5.2% $58,153 27.5 15.92 $1,915 39.51% 54.57
97 San Juan Capistrano 26.0% 5.1% $75,600 24.1 18.79 $2,632 41.77% 54.48
98 Duarte 35.2% 5.7% $62,250 28.4 17.83 $2,015 38.84% 54.41
99 Lemon Grove 47.6% 3.8% $51,496 25.7 14.98 $1,497 34.88% 54.25
100 Laguna Niguel 27.1% 3.0% $99,771 28.5 19.53 $2,632 31.65% 54.20
101 Rancho Palos Verdes 17.8% 2.8% $118,893 32.2 23.79 $3,433 34.65% 54.20
102 Rosemead 51.7% 3.6% $45,760 27.8 19.08 $1,675 43.92% 54.01
103 Corona 32.7% 6.2% $77,123 35.2 16.99 $2,122 33.01% 53.88
104 Pomona 46.4% 5.7% $49,474 29.1 14.41 $1,500 36.38% 53.80
105 Yucca Valley 40.6% 8.0% $41,804 25.4 11.01 $816 23.43% 53.72
106 Glendora 30.3% 3.7% $74,615 31.5 18.46 $1,932 31.07% 53.71
107 La Puente 43.7% 4.7% $53,794 31.3 15.62 $1,800 40.15% 53.64
108 Murrieta 30.8% 5.7% $74,496 34.7 15.47 $1,790 28.83% 53.43
109 Chino 29.6% 7.0% $71,466 33.7 17.07 $1,893 31.78% 53.37
110 Lakeside 27.4% 11.8% $57,439 26.5 16.08 $1,367 28.55% 53.24
111 Huntington Park 73.2% 2.1% $36,397 29.9 14.08 $905 29.84% 52.94
112 Pico Rivera 31.6% 4.6% $57,550 29.1 15.16 $1,600 33.36% 52.92
113 Fallbrook 42.7% 4.0% $55,396 27.2 17.28 $1,967 42.60% 52.86
114 Downey 49.5% 2.5% $60,939 27.7 16.59 $1,565 30.82% 52.82
115 Placentia 32.8% 2.6% $78,233 27.5 17.72 $1,725 26.46% 52.76
116 Norwalk 34.9% 4.3% $60,770 28.2 15.07 $1,765 34.85% 52.66
117 Rancho Cucamonga 35.7% 2.8% $77,835 30.4 17.49 $1,817 28.01% 52.55
118 Apple Valley 30.9% 8.6% $48,432 29.2 12.98 $892 22.09% 52.47
119 Hacienda Heights 21.2% 7.2% $76,839 35.2 19.96 $2,258 35.27% 52.39
120 South Whittier 36.2% 3.6% $64,029 28.2 16.03 $1,733 32.49% 52.33
121 San Bernardino 50.6% 8.7% $38,385 27 12.36 $1,163 36.37% 52.15
122 Highland 36.3% 11.1% $54,433 24.5 13.76 $1,557 34.33% 52.01
123 Oxnard 45.1% 3.3% $60,784 23.1 14.99 $1,950 38.50% 51.99
124 Baldwin Park 39.6% 4.5% $51,153 31.4 15.53 $1,633 38.32% 51.97
125 Buena Park 43.9% 3.1% $66,371 29.2 16.27 $1,917 34.65% 51.86
126 Rowland Heights 32.7% 5.9% $62,631 33.3 19.93 $2,333 44.71% 51.84
127 Montclair 38.8% 8.0% $50,220 30.9 15.71 $1,531 36.58% 51.77
128 West Covina 35.8% 3.4% $67,088 33.2 17.36 $1,767 31.60% 51.55
129 La Habra 44.7% 2.7% $61,702 27.7 16.03 $1,642 31.93% 51.36
130 Yucaipa 26.5% 7.4% $57,674 28.2 14.86 $1,500 31.20% 51.14
131 Poway 24.7% 2.3% $93,856 24 19.23 $2,548 32.58% 51.13
132 Fontana 31.9% 5.2% $64,354 32.1 14.57 $1,822 33.97% 51.08
133 Moreno Valley 38.5% 5.2% $54,918 34.2 13.30 $1,450 31.68% 50.98
134 Cypress 31.2% 2.9% $78,364 28.9 17.87 $2,160 33.08% 50.74
135 Westmont 68.2% 5.4% $30,654 34.6 13.06 $1,240 48.54% 50.71
136 Victorville 40.1% 6.7% $50,034 35.6 12.46 $1,187 28.46% 50.57
137 Paramount 59.1% 2.7% $44,934 26.7 14.03 $1,392 37.17% 50.46
138 Moorpark 23.5% 2.3% $96,779 25 17.59 $2,332 28.91% 50.46
139 Compton 46.4% 4.1% $42,953 27.6 12.34 $1,315 36.74% 50.42
140 West Carson 24.2% 5.5% $63,948 28 15.01 $1,917 35.97% 49.91
141 Inglewood 64.4% 2.1% $43,394 28.5 14.47 $1,290 35.67% 49.79
142 Cathedral City 37.4% 6.9% $44,406 20.4 12.32 $1,532 41.39% 49.72
143 North Tustin 9.0% 1.7% $122,662 23.3 22.94 $3,700 36.20% 49.39
144 Colton 48.2% 9.6% $39,604 27.3 12.54 $1,400 42.42% 49.25
145 Beaumont 22.9% 6.5% $69,302 32 13.06 $1,683 29.15% 49.03
146 Lynwood 53.9% 3.2% $40,740 28.4 12.96 $1,255 36.97% 49.02
147 Hesperia 36.1% 5.4% $44,158 37.1 13.03 $1,100 29.89% 48.63
148 Dana Point 42.0% 2.0% $80,133 28.2 20.12 $2,997 44.88% 48.53
149 San Dimas 27.2% 2.6% $78,685 32.6 18.53 $2,035 31.04% 48.51
150 Desert Hot Springs 54.5% 12.3% $32,473 32.9 10.09 $935 34.55% 48.41
151 Rialto 37.5% 9.0% $49,593 32.3 13.87 $1,567 37.91% 48.39
152 San Marcos 39.8% 3.7% $53,657 24.7 16.45 $2,197 49.13% 48.37
153 Palm Springs 42.6% 11.0% $45,198 21.6 12.73 $1,782 47.30% 48.29
154 Monterey Park 45.5% 1.8% $56,014 28.8 19.50 $1,767 37.85% 48.28
155 Port Hueneme 54.8% 2.2% $52,720 24 13.66 $1,667 37.94% 48.26
156 South Gate 52.4% 3.2% $42,776 29 13.86 $1,438 40.35% 48.19
157 Cerritos 19.7% 2.3% $89,594 30.8 20.87 $2,517 33.71% 48.08
158 Banning 32.0% 5.6% $38,825 23.9 11.76 $1,183 36.56% 47.91
159 Lake Elsinore 33.1% 7.9% $61,472 43.2 13.59 $1,497 29.22% 47.50
160 Seal Beach 26.3% 6.4% $51,242 28.8 21.25 $2,412 56.49% 47.41
161 Temple City 34.8% 1.5% $66,075 29.6 22.30 $2,100 38.14% 47.25
162 La Crescenta-Montrose 37.5% 0.0% $89,375 28.5 22.12 $2,300 30.88% 47.07
163 Stanton 51.2% 2.2% $47,923 28 15.32 $1,523 38.14% 46.91
164 East Los Angeles 65.8% 2.2% $37,982 29 14.42 $1,432 45.24% 46.38
165 La Verne 25.9% 1.3% $77,040 29.3 19.08 $1,736 27.05% 45.96
166 Simi Valley 26.3% 2.0% $87,269 28.4 16.24 $2,267 31.17% 45.87
167 Wildomar 25.4% 3.8% $60,924 35.1 14.71 $1,675 32.99% 45.85
168 West Whittier-Los Nietos 27.1% 10.5% $60,246 30 15.57 $2,300 45.81% 45.64
169 Coachella 35.5% 4.3% $40,965 21.5 10.16 $1,475 43.21% 45.57
170 Indio 36.6% 7.2% $50,068 22.9 11.03 $1,990 47.70% 45.53
171 Hemet 40.8% 8.5% $32,774 30.9 11.91 $1,133 41.50% 45.18
172 San Jacinto 30.8% 10.9% $46,769 35.9 11.97 $1,256 32.24% 44.80
173 Florence-Graham 64.3% 2.5% $35,543 31 12.12 $1,300 43.89% 44.48
174 La Mirada 22.3% 2.1% $81,961 29.3 16.69 $2,215 32.43% 44.29
175 Menifee 23.5% 7.2% $54,903 38 14.51 $1,700 37.16% 44.10
176 Perris 35.9% 3.2% $48,311 37 12.67 $1,482 36.80% 41.29
177 Carson 24.3% 1.2% $72,235 26.4 15.26 $1,998 33.20% 39.75
178 La Quinta 28.0% 10.2% $67,723 23.8 11.87 $3,767 66.74% 37.62
179 Norco 21.1% 0.0% $85,020 35.5 18.32 $2,163 30.53% 35.96
180 Palm Desert 35.4% 13.1% $51,188 19.8 10.66 $3,083 72.28% 35.86

 

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