Los Angeles, California Census Data & Community Profile

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Los Angeles GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Los Angeles, CA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Los Angeles, CA was 3,694,820.

Los Angeles Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Los Angeles was 1,841,805, which represents 49.8 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Los Angeles, CA
There are an estimated 659,568 married men in the town. 46.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Los Angeles are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Los Angeles is 1,853,015 which is 50.2 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Los Angeles, California
There are an estimated 640,612 married women in the community. 44.2 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Los Angeles, CA
The median age of people living in Los Angeles, CA was 31.6 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Los Angeles was 285,976. There were 2,713,509 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.4 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 9.7 percent of the population (357,129) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Los Angeles, CA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Los Angeles, CA was 3,503,532.

White Population in Los Angeles, CA
The estimated White population in the Los Angeles community is 1,734,036, which is 46.9 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Los Angeles, California
The estimated Black/African American population is 415,195, which is 11.2 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Los Angeles, CA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Los Angeles, CA was 29,412.

Asian Population in Los Angeles, California
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 369,254.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Los Angeles, CA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Los Angeles was an estimated 5,915.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 949,720, while those of “two or more races” was 191,288 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Los Angeles community was 1,719,073, or 46.5 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Los Angeles, CA
The household population number in Los Angeles was 3,612,223.

Group Quarters Population in Los Angeles, CA
Group Quarters population in the community was 82,597.

Average Household Size in Los Angeles, CA
The average household size in Los Angeles is 2.83 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.56 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Los Angeles, CA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 1,337,706 total housing units in Los Angeles.

The number of occupied housing units was 1,275,412, or 95.3 of the total units in town. Of these, 491,882 were owner-occupied (38.6), and 783,530 were renter-occupied (61.4, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 62,294 vacant homes in Los Angeles at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Los Angeles, California
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 412,804, with a median value in dollars of 221,600.

Monthly Owner Costs in Los Angeles, CA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,598 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Los Angeles, average costs per month were $339 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 1,538,715 people in the community had a high school degree, or 66.6 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Los Angeles, California
589,061 people in Los Angeles also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 25.5 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Los Angeles, CA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Los Angeles was 173,683, or 6.4 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Los Angeles, CA
In 2000, there were 733,626 people in Los Angeles, CA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Los Angeles, CA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 1,974,316 people in Los Angeles who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 57.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Los Angeles, California
There were 1,690,316 in the labor force in Los Angeles at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60.2 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Los Angeles was 29.6 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Los Angeles, CA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $36,687. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Los Angeles, CA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $39,942. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Los Angeles, California
Per capita income in Los Angeles in the last full census was 20,671. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Los Angeles numbered 147,516, or 18.3 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Los Angeles, CA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 801,050, or 22.1 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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