Lynwood is a Californian city with a population of just under 70,000 situated in Los Angeles County. That figure, from the 2010 census, represents a fall in the population from the 2000 census.
The city has a high unemployment rate of over 13%, and a high percentage of the population is under the poverty line. Around 17% of families and individuals are below this line. Educational standards are significantly below the national level. Less than 4% of Lynwood residents have obtained university degrees, and less than 50% have completed high school.
Ethnically, Hispanics make up the highest percentage of the population, and almost 40% of the population was born outside the United States. There are lots of problems in Lynwood with street gangs. This factor, together with the high unemployment rate may have played a significant part in the fall in the population.
On the positive side, the city offers some attractive resources, such as Bateman Hall, which is situated behind the City Hall. Bateman Hall is available for hire, and is ideal for people organizing banquets, weddings, meeting or any other gathering. The main auditorium can seat up to 400 people, and there are two smaller rooms that can each seat up to 120 people. There is also a state of the art kitchen available.
Among Bateman Hall's most attractive features are the tropical gardens, complete with water fountains. These are ideal for taking perfect photographs of weddings and other special events. Rental of Bateman Hall includes friendly staff who will help make sure that events run smoothly and successfully.
Policing in Lynwood comes under the control of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The local police force and the city jail are based at Century Station on Alameda Street. There are several Bail Bonds companies operating in the city.