Lawndale, California | Hispanic gangs
Lawndale is a city within the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, located off the 405. In 1905 Charles B. Hopper first subdivided the area and named it after a Chicago suburb. Starting in the 1970s Lawndale’s relatively low housing prices but more desirable location relative to its neighboring cities attracted absentee landlords and a substantial portion of its residents increasingly became renters.
According to the 2008 US Census, the total population of Lawndale is 31,794 people. 58.8% of residents are Hispanic, 46.4% of residents are White, 10.7% are Asian, and 9.4% are Black or African American. 69.2% of housing units are occupied by renters and 30.8% of housing units are occupied by homeowners.
38.4% of residents are foreign born, and 64% speak a language other than English in the home. 15.9% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 72.2% have a high school degree. 11% of families and 14.5% of individuals live below the poverty line.
Hispanic gangs in Lawndale, California