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Downey Apartments
Last updated March 1 2024 at 12:08 PM

Downey, CA
174 Apartments for Rent

Downey Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 111,126
Population Density: 8,955.9 people/sq mile
Median Age: 40
Percentage of Family Households: 76%
Median Annual Income: $72,556 / year
Median Rent: $1,707 / month

What locals are saying

"You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down." (George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life)

Downey may be a small town but it is well-known for a few outstanding accomplishments. The city is boasted as the place where the Apollo Space Program. Think about it. This is where America's journey to the moon started. Downey is the first city to host two of the most famous fast food restaurants to boot; it is home to the oldest McDonalds and the first Taco Bell restaurant.

Within 12 miles from the famous Los Angeles Civic Center, 5 miles from Orange County, and 10 miles from the breathtaking view of the Pacific coastline, Downey is situated close to some of the best areas in Southern California

Downey Demographics


How diverse is Downey?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Downey is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Downey are Hispanic Or Latino (71.3%), White (14.5%), Asian (8.3%), Black Or African American (3.4%), Two Or More (1.3%), Other (0.6%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.5%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Downey residents?

The median age in Downey is 40 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Downey?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Downey is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Downey are Hispanic Or Latino (71.3%), White (14.5%), Asian (8.3%), Black Or African American (3.4%), Two Or More (1.3%), Other (0.6%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.5%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Downey residents?

The median age in Downey is 40 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Downey Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Downey is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Downey is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Downey is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Downey


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Unsworth Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
705 Students
7 Reviews
705
Students
7 Reviews
8 /10
Gallatin Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
754 Students
9 Reviews
754
Students
9 Reviews
8 /10
Ward Elementary School
Public
K-3
Public
K-3
458 Students
4 Reviews
458
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Griffiths Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,318 Students
9 Reviews
1,318
Students
9 Reviews
6 /10
Doty Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,401 Students
7 Reviews
1,401
Students
7 Reviews
6 /10
West Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,299 Students
2 Reviews
1,299
Students
2 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
Downey High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
4,117 Students
9 Reviews
4,117
Students
9 Reviews
7 /10
Warren High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
3,592 Students
12 Reviews
3,592
Students
12 Reviews
2 /10
Columbus Continuation School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
299 Students
9 Reviews
299
Students
9 Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Downey?

Apartment Rentals in Downey start at $1,350/month.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Downey?

You can filter cheap apartments in Downey by price: under $1,400, under $1,500.

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How can I find off-campus housing in Downey?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Downey. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Santa Monica College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pacific Oaks College, California Institute of Technology, and Pasadena City College.