The Century/Aviation station area is known for predominately aviation and aviation-related activities; however, land uses within a half-mile radius also include commercial, manufacturing, multi-family residential, single-family residential and public facilities. There are several major hotels and motel chains both east and west of the subject station, as well as numerous rental car dealerships in the vicinity. The Los Angeles International Airport runway is located approximately one half mile to the southwest, and the main airport terminal is located several blocks to the west.
The total population within a half-mile radius is approximately 4,027, and the number of housing units is 2,455 – the lowest among all the stations along the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The preponderance of the activity in the region includes light and heavy manufacturing, along with aviation-related employment. There are approximately 87 jobs per acre, the highest along the Crenshaw/LAX Line, with the prominent job sectors being industrial, retail, professional, scientific, management, and administration.
The station is served by local MTA bus lines along Century Boulevard; Culver City buses lines along Aviation Boulevard; and a Santa Monica bus line along Aviation Boulevard. The LAX Transit Center is located several long blocks northwest of the station on 96th Street at Lot C.
The station is located within the Westchester-Playa Del Rey Community Plan Area and the Los Angeles International Airport Specific Plan. The station area is also located within the Los Angeles Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan, both within City Council District 11.