Los Angeles Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Los Angeles Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
3,979,576

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
14.8%
18 - 24:
10.3%
25 - 34:
18.1%
35 - 54:
27.5%
55 - 64:
11.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.3%
7.3%
High School Graduates
77.5%
77.5%
College Graduated
34.4%
34.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Los Angeles
$35,261
$35,261
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Los Angeles
$62,142
$62,142
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
18.0%

Employment Industries in Los Angeles

 
Healthcare
11.8%
11.8%
Retail
9.9%
9.9%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
9.0%
9.0%
Accommodation
8.7%
8.7%
Manufacturing
7.7%
7.7%
Education
7.7%
7.7%
Other
6.7%
6.7%
Construction
6.3%
6.3%
Information Technology
6.1%
6.1%
Administration
5.6%
5.6%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Arts
4.2%
4.2%
Finance
3.5%
3.5%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Real estate
2.4%
2.4%
Public Service
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
48.5%
48.5%
White
28.5%
28.5%
Asian
11.5%
11.5%
Black or African American
8.6%
8.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.7%
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
3.9%
3.9%
Irish
3.5%
3.5%
English
2.8%
2.8%
Italian
2.6%
2.6%
Armenian
2.0%
2.0%
Russian
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
Iranian
1.3%
1.3%
European
1.2%
1.2%
French
1.1%
1.1%
African
0.7%
0.7%
Scottish
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Eastern European
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
Dutch
0.4%
0.4%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
Israeli
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Spanish
42.2%
42.2%
English
41.1%
41.1%
Korean
2.4%
2.4%
Tagalog
2.4%
2.4%
Chinese
1.7%
1.7%
Persian
1.4%
1.4%
Armenian
0.9%
0.9%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Langs. of India
0.6%
0.6%
Slavic languages
0.6%
0.6%
Japanese
0.5%
0.5%
African languages
0.5%
0.5%
Vietnamese
0.5%
0.5%
Native American languages
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Pacific Island languages
0.2%
0.2%
Thai
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Los Angeles Residents:
36.9%