The City of Lawndale is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. This vibrant “Heart of the South Bay” city is approximately fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and five miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Lawndale is an urbanized, diverse, close-knit community, comprised of predominately single-family homes, encompassing 1.97 square miles, with a population density of 16,600 people per square mile. Founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1959. Lawndale currently has a population of approximately 38,000 residents.