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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 6.8% 8.4% -1.6% $10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $15,000 to $19,999 6.5% 5.6% +0.9% $20,000 to $24,999 6.6% 5.8% +0.8% $25,000 to $29,999 5.6% 5.7% -0.1% $30,000 to $34,999 6.3% 5.7% +0.6% $35,000 to $39,999 5.2% 5.4% -0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 6.4% 5.2% +1.2% $45,000 to $49,999 5.3% 4.6% +0.7% $50,000 to $59,999 9.7% 8.6% +1.1% $60,000 to $74,999 11.1% 10.6% +0.5% $75,000 to $99,999 12.1% 11.5% +0.6% $100,000 to $124,999 5.6% 6.8% -1.2% $125,000 to $149,999 2.8% 3.6% -0.8% $150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 3.3% -1.0% $200,000 or more 1.8% 3.6% -1.8%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.7% 4.8% -0.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.2% 9.8% +1.4% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.0% 13.6% +2.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.2% 13.1% +2.1% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.0% 11.0% -1.0% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.1% 8.2% -1.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.8% 5.9% -0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.6% 8.0% -0.4% 50.0% or more 18.7% 20.2% -1.5% Not computed 3.7% 5.4% -1.7%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 7.7% 9.6% -1.9% 25 to 34 years 30.8% 29.3% +1.5% 35 to 44 years 26.4% 25.8% +0.6% 45 to 54 years 17.0% 16.5% +0.5% 55 to 64 years 8.9% 8.0% +0.9% 65 to 74 years 4.9% 5.3% -0.4% 75 to 84 years 3.3% 4.0% -0.7% 85 years and over 1.2% 1.6% -0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 31.3% 30.9% +0.4% 30 to 44 minutes 29.1% 24.5% +4.6% 45 to 59 minutes 14.6% 13.8% +0.8% 60 or more minutes 25.0% 30.8% -5.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Downey is located 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles and has a population of 108,000 people. Downey has a diverse ethnic mix, and a history of importance to both farming and aerospace technology. Today, it is considered a great commuter town with proximity to freeways and a metrolink into Los Angeles. When searching for your Downey apartment, you should know it is a very car dependent area, like most Southern California cities.
Downey has an abundance of recreational activities. There's the Civic Light Opera,a museum of art and a city symphony. There are several places to play golf and the town maintains a good park system which has venues for most sports. Between Wilderness Park and Independence Park, you'll find almost any facility you want.Just up the road in Commerce, there's a great casino and there are plenty of movie theatres in town too.
Cuban Coffee and Diners
Before you get settled into your Downey apartment, having a couple of handy eateries is a good idea. Ruby's Diner or Ozzie's are both classics and you can get anything from breakfast to dinner at either of them. The Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe is excellent for taking out or eating in, and you won't forget the Cuban coffee. Gloria's is excellent for Mexican food, and Peking for Chinese. Pieloon Bakery is another good one. You can get burgers, plate lunches and dinners along with fantastic baked goods. Frantone's is a local Italian place that has years of experience, and it doesn't disappoint for their great pastas.
Down and Out in Downey
At night, people in Downey get out and about and it won't take long before you will find your favorites close to your Downey apartment. Hully Gully is part Latino and part 80s with two rooms and two styles of music. Dance the night away in either room! The Stardust is a bit of a dive but beers are $2, the bartenders friendly and you can dance too. The Downey Brewing Company is good as a sports bar. A big room and friendly people make it fun. There's an Elephant Bar in town and while George's is technically a restaurant, it is also a good bar and sports bar.
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How is the public transportation system in Downey?
Like most of Southern California, the majority of people use cars to get around. However, the public transportation is both existent and effective. In fact, the number of people who take public transportation in Downey is 34 percent greater than the California average and 79 percent greater than the national average. Bus service to Downey is provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and the city provides local bus service through DowneyLINK.
What's a good neighborhood for families in Downey?
Good neighborhoods for families often boil down to safety and high-quality public education. The areas with the lowest crime rates are near Tweedy Ln / Suva St, Paramount Blvd / Florence Ave, Paramount Blvd / Stewart and Gray Rd, Telegraph Rd / Arrington Ave, and Lakewood Blvd / Stewart and Gray Rd. The top five neighborhoods for education in Downey are Florence Ave / Studebaker Rd, Telegraph Rd / Arrington Ave, Florence Ave / Pangborn Ave, Lakewood Blvd / Gallatin School House Rd, and Tweedy Ln / Suva St. Therefore, Tweedy Ln / Suva St and Telegraph Rd / Arrington Ave are some of the best neighborhoods for families in Downey.
Is Downey a good place for younger people?
With a population of over 111,000, Downey is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. 53 percent of the population falls between the ages of 18 and 54, which means that 29 percent is under 18 and only 18 percent is over the age of 54. Downey has plenty of bars, restaurants, and music venues, but it's close enough to Los Angeles, located 20 minutes to the southeast, that its younger residents can easily venture there for more nightlife options. Downey's cost of living is also 11 percent lower than that of Los Angeles, making it a good place for young people trying to save money but still live close to Los Angeles.
How much are utilities in Downey?
Although the weather in Downey remains fairly moderate throughout the year, utilities will still vary by season. Since summer temperatures can be warm, the use of the air conditioning will drive up the electric bill. Winters aren't too cold in Downey, but it's likely that you will still need to use the heat at times. This means that a family of three will probably pay an average of $250 a month for gas and electric combined.
Is Downey a family friendly town?
Downey is a reasonably family-friendly town. At 41 crimes per 1,000 residents and a population of about 107,000, Downey's crime rate is near the average when compared to other communities of similar population size. Public education is primarily provided by the Downey Unified School District. With 20 schools serving over 22,000 students, this district was rated better than 43.4 percent of school districts in California and 17.2 percent of school districts in the country.