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Inglewood, CA, City and Higher Education Info

Inglewood, a diverse suburb of Los Angeles in the southern portion of Los Angeles County, is located close to Los Angeles International Airport. The city has a couple colleges and is close to a variety of institutions of higher learning that offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. Read on to learn about the city's population, attractions and school options.

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Information about Inglewood

Located in Los Angeles County, Inglewood is situated about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. The city had a population of 111,905 residents, based on 2014 U.S. census estimates. Residents are culturally mixed, with nearly 51% Hispanic residents and 44% African-American.

Attractions in the area include historic parks and the Whitley Heights historic district. The Centinela Adobe Complex features adobe buildings from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. The Forum, an indoor entertainment complex, is located here, too.

The greater Los Angeles area is home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Disneyland Resorts and Universal Studios. The metropolitan area is ringed by mountains that offer opportunities for hiking, camping and other outdoor pursuits, while the city of Los Angeles itself boasts cultural draws such as downtown's Little Tokyo and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Many neighborhoods and cities across the Los Angeles metro area host regular street fairs that feature music, food and cultural celebrations.

Higher Education

Within ten miles of the city are 29 public and private non-profit colleges and schools. The largest schools in a 10-mile radius are University of Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles, Santa Monica College and El Camino Community College District. USC and UCLA are tied for 23rd place among top national universities, based on 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Nearby 2-year colleges include Los Angeles Southwest College, which had almost 7,000 students as of Fall 2014, and West Los Angeles College, which has about 10,600 students in its certificate and associate's degree programs. California State University in Dominguez Hills, Southwestern Law School, and Los Angeles City College are also located in the greater Los Angeles area.

Economy and Employment

Per 2012 census data for Inglewood, health care and social assistance employed 4,200 people. Retail trade employed about 3,400 people, while transportation and warehousing employed about 2,600 people. The greater Los Angeles area is economically diversified, with major contributors to the local economy including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the area's entertainment and media industries and tourism.

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