Adams-Normandie, Los Angeles

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The Adams-Normandie district of Los Angeles is a 0.81-square-mile neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles area. It is notable within the city for its high density of population, its relatively low household income, its youthful population, its high average household size, the high percentage of its families headed by single parents and the high percentage of residents born outside the United States.[1]

Adams-Normandie district of the city of Los Angeles, as drawn by the Los Angeles Times



The Adams-Normandie neighborhood touches Pico-Union on the north, University Park on the east, the Exposition Park neighborhood on the south and Jefferson Park on the west .[2] It is bounded by the Santa Monica Freeway on the north, Vermont Avenue on the east, Jefferson Boulevard on the south and Western Avenue on the west.[1]


Relation of Adams-Normandie to other communities:[2][3]


A total of 17,596 residents lived in Adams-Normandie's 0.81 square miles, according to the 2000 U.S. census—averaging 21,948 people per square mile, among the highest population densities in both the city and the county.[1]

The median age was 26, young for the city and the county, and the percentages of residents aged 11 to 34 were among the county's highest. There were 839 families headed by single parents; the rate of 24.4% was considered high for both the city and the county.[1]

Within the neighborhood, Latinos made up 62.2% of the population, while black people were 24.8%. Other ethnicities were white, 5.6%; Asian, 5.2%; and other, 2.1%. Mexico and El Salvador were the most common places of birth for the 46.7% of the residents who were born abroad, considered a high percentage of foreign-born for the city as a whole.[1]

The median household income in 2008 dollars was $29,606, considered low for both the city and county. The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 3.2 people was also considered high. Renters occupied 79.4% of the housing units, and homeowners occupied the rest.[1]

These were the ten neighborhoods or cities in Los Angeles County with the highest population densities, according to the 2000 census, with the population per square mile:[4]


Only 9.5% of Adams-Normandie residents 25 and older held a four-year degree, a low percentage for both the city and the county. The percentage of residents age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma was high for the county.[1]

Schools within the boundaries of Adams-Normandie are:[5]

  • St. Agnes Parish School (private), 1428 West Adams Boulevard
  • Vermont Avenue Elementary School (LAUSD), 1435 West 27th Street
  • John W. Mack Elementary School (LAUSD), 3020 South Catalina Street

Recreation and parks[edit]

  • Loren Miller Recreation Center, 27th Street between Dalton and Halldale avenues (2717 Halldale Avenue)[3][6]
  • Richardson Family Park, 2700 South Budlong Avenue (unlighted, unstaffed, closed at night)[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g [1] "Adams-Normandie," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ a b [2] "South Los Angeles," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ a b The Thomas Guide (2004), pages 633-34
  4. ^ [3] "Population Density," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  5. ^ [4] "Adams-Normandie Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ a b [5] Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks

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