Playa Del Rey

Overview for Playa Del Rey, CA

11,161 people live in Playa Del Rey, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $82,784. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Playa Del Rey, CA

Playa Del Rey has 5,749 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Playa Del Rey do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,161 people call Playa Del Rey home. The population density is 18,848.755 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

54.31 / 45.69%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

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Schools in Playa Del Rey, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Playa Del Rey. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Paseo del Rey Fundamental
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9th - 12th
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Around Playa Del Rey, CA

There's plenty to do around Playa Del Rey, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Paul’s Café, Shakar Bakery, and Inland.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 2.91 miles 49 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.73 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Playa del Rey, formerly known as Palisades del Rey in its founding in the 1920s, is just north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and south of the Marina Del Rey, the largest man-made small-craft marina in the world, waterway inlet. Loyola Marymount University is east of the city in the neighboring community of Westchester. Playa Vista, also known as “Silicon Beach,” is a short drive north east of Playa del Rey and has tech hubs such as Google, Youtube Space LA, Facebook, and Verizon, to name a few. For this reason, there are many young professionals living in Playa del Rey who work in the tech and start up business world.
Playa del Rey’s beaches are great for swimming, volleyball, biking, even at times surfing and kite flying on this very wide beach area. The city is known as “the last small beach town in Los Angeles” as it was the last coastal area to be developed as a residential community. The neighborhoods were built along the sand dunes and all of the houses in this area were custom built, many as beach homes owned by Hollywood actors and producers, including Cecil B. Demille, Charles Bickford, and others. Playa del Rey has housing for all – there are many hills in the neighborhood with breathtaking unobstructed ocean views and others that overlook the Ballona Wetlands, a 600 acre ecological reserve just north of Playa del Rey. There is much to be explored and enjoyed in Playa del Rey such as some fan favorite spots like Caffe Pinguini Italian Restaurant, Playa Provisions and Tanner’s Coffee Co.

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