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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

 
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Total Population
3,979,576

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.0%
5 - 17:
15.0%
18 - 24:
10.5%
25 - 34:
17.9%
35 - 54:
27.6%
55 - 64:
11.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.1%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
7.3%
7.3%
High School Graduates
77.0%
77.0%
College Graduated
33.7%
33.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Los Angeles
$33,420
$33,420
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Los Angeles
$58,385
$58,385
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.1%

Employment Industries in Los Angeles

 
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Healthcare
11.8%
11.8%
Retail
10.0%
10.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
8.7%
8.7%
Accommodation
8.7%
8.7%
Manufacturing
8.1%
8.1%
Education
7.6%
7.6%
Other
6.9%
6.9%
Construction
6.2%
6.2%
Information Technology
6.0%
6.0%
Administration
5.5%
5.5%
Transportation
4.4%
4.4%
Arts
4.2%
4.2%
Finance
3.6%
3.6%
Wholesale
2.7%
2.7%
Real estate
2.5%
2.5%
Public Service
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
28.5%
28.5%
Black Or African American
8.6%
8.6%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
11.5%
11.5%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.6%
2.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
48.6%
48.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
4.1%
4.1%
Irish
3.5%
3.5%
English
2.9%
2.9%
Italian
2.6%
2.6%
Russian
2.0%
2.0%
Armenian
2.0%
2.0%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
Iranian
1.3%
1.3%
European
1.1%
1.1%
French
1.1%
1.1%
African
0.8%
0.8%
Scottish
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.6%
0.6%
Eastern European
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
Dutch
0.4%
0.4%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Spanish
42.4%
42.4%
English
40.7%
40.7%
Korean
2.5%
2.5%
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
0.4%
0.4%
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:
37.3%