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|— City —|
|City of Lynwood|
|Los Angeles County, California|
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||4.840 sq mi (12.536 km2)|
|• Land||4.840 sq mi (12.536 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||92 ft (28 m)|
|• Density||14,000/sq mi ( 5,600/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1660965|
Lynwood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 69,772, down from 69,845 at the 2000 census. Lynwood is located near South Gate and Compton in the southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin. Incorporated in 1921, the city is named for Mrs. Lynn Wood Sessions, wife of a local dairyman, Charles Sessions. The local railroad siding and later Pacific Electric Railway station were named after the dairy.
Lynwood is located at (33.924642, -118.201862).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), all land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Lynwood had a population of 69,772. The population density was 14,415.7 people per square mile (5,565.9/km²). The racial makeup of Lynwood was 27,444 (39.3%) White, 7,168 (10.3%) African American, 464 (0.7%) Native American, 457 (0.7%) Asian, 206 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 31,652 (45.4%) from other races, and 2,381 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 60,452 persons (86.6%).
The census reported that 67,120 people (96.2% of the population) lived in households, 449 (0.6%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 2,203 (3.2%) were institutionalized.
There were 14,680 households, out of which 9,790 (66.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 8,303 (56.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,266 (22.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,569 (10.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,281 (8.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 105 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,064 households (7.2%) were made up of individuals and 328 (2.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.57. There were 13,138 families (89.5% of all households); the average family size was 4.62.
The population was spread out with 22,977 people (32.9%) under the age of 18, 8,705 people (12.5%) aged 18 to 24, 21,245 people (30.4%) aged 25 to 44, 13,075 people (18.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 3,770 people (5.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
There were 15,277 housing units at an average density of 3,156.4 per square mile (1,218.7/km²), of which 6,829 (46.5%) were owner-occupied, and 7,851 (53.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 34,023 people (48.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 33,097 people (47.4%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there are 69,845 people, 14,395 households, and 12,941 families residing in the city. The population density is 5,560.3/km² (14,389.2/mi²). There are 14,987 housing units at an average density of 1,193.1/km² (3,087.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 33.62% white, 13.53% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 46.14% from other races, and 4.36% from two or more races. 82.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 14,395 households out of which 63.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% are married couples living together, 20.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 10.1% are non-families. 7.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.70 and the average family size is 4.76.
In the city the population is spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $35,888, and the median income for a family is $35,808. Males have a median income of $23,241 versus $19,149 for females. The per capita income for the city is $9,542. 23.5% of the population and 21.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.3% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.
As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as their first language accounted for 77.43% of residents, while English was spoken by 22.13%, Thai was spoken by 0.16%, Samoan was spoken by 0.09%, Gujarati was spoken by 0.07%, Tagalog was spoken by 0.07%, Vietnamese by 0.05% of the population.
Lynwood went through five phases of demographic change in the 20th century. First, a colonial settlement. Second, a farming small town. Third, a mostly working-class white suburb from 1940 to 1970. Fourth, a majority African-American city between 1970 and 1990, and today, a predominantly Latino community subsequent to a wave of illegal immigration across the southern border following the amnesties granted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Government and infrastructure 
Fire protection in Lynwood is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The LACFD operates Station #147 at 3161 East Imperial Highway and Station #148 at 4262 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, both in Lynwood, as a part of Battalion 13.
In the state legislature Lynwood is located in the 27th Senate District, represented by Democrat Alan Lowenthal, and in the 50th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ricardo Lara. Federally, Lynwood is located in California's 39th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +13 and is represented by Democrat Linda Sánchez. As of 2012, the city in drawn in the 63rd California Assembly District and 33rd California Senate District. Lynwood is drawn in the 44th United States Congressional District for the 2012 elections. Democratic U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn, who has represented the 36th district since July 2011; and Laura Richardson, who has represented the 37th district since 2007, will seek re-election in the new 44th district. State assemblyman Isadore Hall, also a Democrat, had planned to run but ended his campaign in December 2011.
On March 20, 2006, former mayor Paul H. Richards II was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison after being convicted in 2005 on numerous corruption charges that centered on his funneling of $6 million in city business - including exorbitant no-bid contracts - to a "consulting company" controlled by him and his family. Richards had served on the City Council from 1986 until he was recalled by voters in 2003; during that time he served seven terms as mayor.
Notable people 
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- Pete Rozelle, NFL Commissioner
- Rick Adelman, NBA coach
- Kevin Costner, actor
- Louella Daetweiler, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
- Julio G, radio DJ
- Davon Jefferson, professional basketball player with BC Triumph Lyubertsy in Russia
- Suge Knight, Founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records
- Pat Martin (Broadcaster), broadcaster at KMET-FM, Los Angeles, KGB-FM, San Diego, and KRXQ Sacramento
- Efren Navarro Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim infielder
- Steve Smith, five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver
- Duke Snider, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers
- Dave Stevens, artist, illustrator and creator of "The Rocketeer."
- Jeff Tedford, college football coach
- Venus Williams, tennis player and former World no. 1 and 7 time Grand Slam winner
- "Weird Al" Yankovic, parody musician; named his album Straight Outta Lynwood in honor of his hometown
- Violet Palmer, NBA referee
From 1939–1993, Lynwood Adventist Academy (www.lynwoodacademy.com) was located at 11011 Harris Ave. It was taken by eminent domain to make way for the new Lynwood High School campus.
Public libraries 
See also 
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
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