East Los Angeles, California Population 2021

121,187
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East Los Angeles is a city located in California. East Los Angeles has a 2020 population of 121,187. East Los Angeles is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 126,496 in 2010. East Los Angeles reached it's highest population of 127,897 in 2013.

The average household income in East Los Angeles is $59,658 with a poverty rate of 19.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,134 per month, and the median house value is $415,600. The median age in East Los Angeles is 32.1 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.5 males.

East Los Angeles Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Los Angeles was:

  • Other race: 49.91%
  • White: 46.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.59%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of East Los Angeles, California is 121,187, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 119,827.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 126,496.

East Los Angeles, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Some Other Race60,48649.91%
White55,87046.10%
Two or More Races1,9241.59%
Asian1,4051.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native8810.73%
Black or African American5860.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.03%
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East Los Angeles Population by Race

East Los Angeles Population Pyramid 2021

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East Los Angeles Median Age

32.1


Total

31.4


Male

32.8


Female

East Los Angeles Adults

There are 88,005 adults, (12,661 of whom are seniors) in East Los Angeles.

East Los Angeles Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

East Los Angeles Sex Ratio

Female

61,055

50.38%

Male

60,132

49.62%

East Los Angeles Population by Age

East Los Angeles Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East Los Angeles Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married39.8%60.2%
All34%66%
Male32.9%67.1%
Female27.8%72.2%
Non Family27.1%72.9%

34.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Los Angeles Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,6193.8334
Married15,0944.5139.8
Female6,8124.3427.8
Non Family5,9651.3327.1
Male3,7484.132.9

4.24

Average Family Size

3.83

Average Household Size

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East Los Angeles Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23,30631.06%
9th to 12th Grade12,46116.61%
High School Graduate17,71523.61%
Some College11,84715.79%
Associates Degree3,1694.22%
Bachelors Degree5,0326.71%
Graduate Degree1,5082.01%
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East Los Angeles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Los Angeles Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic71,61536,4235,347
Other Race36,63918,6932,528
White1,9081,643643
Asian1,126864397
Multiple Races1,119722262
Native American63335754
Black316269126
Islander22156

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 39.87%.

East Los Angeles Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,221$31,488$25,180
Less Than High School$24,217$29,052$18,527
High School Grad$29,240$31,361$25,745
Some College$32,422$36,521$30,394
Bachelors Degree$41,329$42,716$40,093
Graduate Degree$54,340$52,697$57,813

$29,221

Average Earnings

$31,488

Average Male

$25,180

Average Female

East Los Angeles Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Los Angeles Language by Age

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East Los Angeles Language

11.01% of East Los Angeles residents speak only English, while 88.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 87.91% of the population.

East Los Angeles Language

East Los Angeles Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic115,97422,30119.23%
Other60,0969,94516.55%
White2,45650420.52%
Multiple1,91538420.05%
Native88125629.06%
Asian1,39825218.03%
Black5598214.67%
Islander351337.14%

19.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.00%

Male Poverty Rate

20.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Los Angeles

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Los Angeles is Islander, with 37.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Los Angeles is Black, with 14.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.90%.

East Los Angeles Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.00%
High School13.76%
Some College10.94%
Bachelors or Greater8.19%

East Los Angeles Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.08%
Female Unemployed28.36%
Female Employed9.52%
Male Employed9.17%

East Los Angeles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Los Angeles Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,082$59,658
Families$49,626$61,793
Married Families$56,469$69,193
Non Families$23,906$38,941
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Income by Household Type

East Los Angeles Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

East Los Angeles Married by Age and Sex

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East Los Angeles Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Los Angeles Marital Status by Race

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East Los Angeles Marital Status

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1,065

Number of Veterans

994

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam377
Second Gulf War301
First Gulf War179
Korea101
World War II46

East Los Angeles Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54291
65 to 74269
75+233
55 to 64147
18 to 34125

East Los Angeles Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic8861.05%
White5991.47%
Other3610.83%
Asian594.79%
2 or More362.77%
Black61.66%
Indian40.51%

East Los Angeles Veterans by Race

East Los Angeles Veterans by Education

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8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Los Angeles Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

East Los Angeles Employment by Age

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East Los Angeles Employment by Race

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East Los Angeles Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.61%

Born in California

60.24%

Native Born

39.76%

Foreign Born

24.90%

Non Citizen

14.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.24% of East Los Angeles residents were born in the United States, with 56.61% having been born in California. 24.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Los Angeles Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021121,1870.00%
2020121,1870.00%
2019121,1871,3601.13%
2018119,827-4,078-3.29%
2017123,905-286-0.23%
2016124,191-1,224-0.98%
2015125,415-2,195-1.72%
2014127,610-287-0.22%
2013127,8971,1460.90%
2012126,7512,5292.04%
2011124,222-2,274-1.80%
2010126,4960.00%

East Los Angeles Population by Year