Lynwood, California

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Lynwood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 69,845. 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.[1]



Lynwood is located at 33°55′29″N 118°12′7″W / 33.92472°N 118.20194°W / 33.92472; -118.20194 (33.924642, -118.201862).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 km² (4.8 mi²), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2007, there were 72,984 people, 14,770 households, and 12,941 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,560.3/km² (15,022.2/mi²). There were 14,987 housing units at an average density of 1,193.1/km² (3,087.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 38.42% White, 10.20% African American, 1.32% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 49.04% from other races, and 4.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 86.36% of the population (meaning 13.64% are non-Hispanic).

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