About the City

CITY OF INGLEWOOD

The best choice you can make for your business’ success!

LOCATION

As a gateway to major commercial centers of the United States and internationally, Inglewood is in a unique position on the shore of the Pacific Rim. The Los Angeles International Airport is directly accessible by Inglewood's Century Boulevard – one of the City's busiest commercial corridors. Proximity to the airport, the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, and four major freeways facilitate both domestic and international trade.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA (Based on 2006-2008 U.S. Census Estimates)

Total

Percentage

Total Population

115,904

Male

 55,233 

 47.7

Female

 60,671

 52.3

Median Age (Years)

 32.0

 
Under 5 Years

 10,686

 9.2

18 Years and Over    

 82,337

 71.0

65 Years and Over

10,412

9.0

One Race

113,478

97.9

Black or African American

51,706

44.6

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

56,979

49.2

White

20,371

17.6

Asian

2,488

2.1

American Indian and Alaska Native

352

0.3

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

38

0.0

Some other Race

38,523

33.2

Two or more races

2,476

2.1



ACCESS

Centrally located in Southern California, Inglewood is accessible to major transportation resources. Surrounded by Interstates 405, 105, 110, & 10; two miles from Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA); served by Union Pacific & Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines; and less than 30 minutes from facilities at Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors.

LABOR POOL

Inglewood's work force is primarily professional or highly skilled, and over 46% have attended college.

TRAINING

The City provides its businesses with excellent job training and placement services at the Inglewood One-Stop Career and Education Center. The One-Stop Center provides businesses with subsidies for training new and existing employees, and offers access to teleconferencing, telecommuting and distance learning activities.

EDUCATION

Inglewood is home to 21 public and 4 private schools ranging from pre-school to adult education. Inglewood houses Springfield College, the University of West Los Angeles Law School, and it is less than twenty minutes from Loyola Marymount University, University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, California State Universities at Long Beach and Dominguez Hill, El Camino Community College and Los Angeles Southwest College, and less than an hour away from a number of other Colleges and Universities.

HOUSING

One of Inglewood's best-kept secrets is its beautifully landscaped neighborhoods and quality housing. Whether it's a gated community, historic family homes, or executive townhomes, Inglewood has the housing selection that you want, at a price that you can afford. The prices for real estate in the city are significantly lower than prices for cities with similar climates, with a median property value of $175,000. Inglewood is a family community with 86% of its homes being family households and almost half of all households occupied for more than five years. Inglewood is committed to its sense of neighborhood, and has provided incentives over the past 25 years for the development of more than 300 single family homes and 550 condominiums, as well as 489 units of senior and disabled housing.

BUSINESS

In the world of business development, Inglewood is accustomed to finishing first. Over the past 20 years, the wins have been impressive.

  • Office Developments $104.2 million; 571 Jobs
  • Retail Projects $64 million/779,000 SF; 1,089 jobs
  • Industrial Development $109 million/1.15 million SF; 1,949 jobs

The City of Inglewood has a proven track record as a business-friendly community where opportunity is in abundance. And in Inglewood, business friendly doesn't end there. Inglewood has what Southern California businesses want most – championship winning transportation resources in a location with competitive land and lease rates.

CHOICES

A rarity in urban Southern California, will all be yours... You will be able to select from a variety of industrial and retail sites for your business. You will have accessibility to ship and receive by air, rail, or road. You'll have a choice of executive homes within both Inglewood and nearby beach communities. Your employees will be able to choose from affordable multifamily, single family and historic homes. And you'll be able to choose your employees from a highly educated local work force. Inglewood offers entertainment choices too – from concerts and events at the world renowned Forum to the growing entertainment complex at Hollywood Park. And Inglewood is positioned to offer the best of what makes Southern California's lifestyle enviable. Inglewood is close to the beaches and major attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood. Your ability to choose extends into education with the city's offerings of primary and post-secondary institutions – from Inglewood's own West Los Angeles Law School to Loyola Marymount, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, and California State Universities at Long Beach, Dominguez Hills all within a half hour drive. But all of these choices begin with one CHOOSING Inglewood.

  • Gateway to Los Angeles International
  • Airport; Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • Harbors; choice transportation access