Los Angeles County, California Population 2021

Los Angeles County, California's estimated population is 9,969,510 with a growth rate of -0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Los Angeles County, California is the 2nd largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 9,823,250 and has seen a growth of 1.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20219,969,510-34,790-0.35%
202010,004,300-34,800-0.35%
201910,039,100-34,800-0.35%
201810,073,900-29,800-0.29%
201710,103,700-2,000-0.02%
201610,105,70020,3000.20%
201510,085,40045,3000.45%
201410,040,10047,6200.48%
20139,992,48057,1000.57%
20129,935,38058,9000.60%
20119,876,48053,2300.54%
20109,823,250960,09010.83%
19908,863,1601,385,66018.53%
19807,477,500445,4206.33%
19707,032,080993,31016.45%
19606,038,7701,887,08045.45%
19504,151,6901,366,05049.04%
19402,785,640577,15026.13%
19302,208,4901,272,035135.84%
1920936,455432,32485.76%
1910504,131333,833196.03%
1900170,29868,84467.86%
1890101,45468,073203.93%
188033,38118,072118.05%
187015,3093,97635.08%
186011,3337,803221.05%
18503,5300.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.35%
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County Seat
2010 Population
9,823,250
Growth (since 2010)
1.49%
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Los Angeles County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,168,44051.27%
Some Other Race2,115,55320.98%
Asian1,473,22214.61%
Black or African American820,4788.14%
Two or More Races402,7674.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native73,3930.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27,7200.27%
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Los Angeles County, California Population by Race

Los Angeles County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Los Angeles County, California Median Age

36.5


Total

35.4


Male

37.7


Female

Los Angeles County, California Adults

There are 7,866,810 adults, (1,335,980 of whom are seniors) in Los Angeles County, California.

Los Angeles County, California Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Angeles County, California Sex Ratio

Female

5,112,190

50.71%

Male

4,969,380

49.29%

Los Angeles County, California Population by Age

Los Angeles County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Los Angeles County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.1%39.9%
All45.8%54.2%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female36.7%63.3%
Non Family31.9%68.1%

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Los Angeles County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,316,8002.9945.8
Married1,495,6603.7760.1
Non Family1,105,8601.3731.9
Female488,7763.8436.7
Male226,5053.8638.9

3.66

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Los Angeles County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade844,29012.26%
9th to 12th Grade592,7698.61%
High School Graduate1,419,45020.61%
Some College1,306,98018.98%
Associates Degree482,3237.00%
Bachelors Degree1,460,86021.21%
Graduate Degree780,21711.33%
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Los Angeles County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Los Angeles County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic2,955,1001,823,970377,989
White2,086,3801,980,6501,053,030
Other Race1,280,080762,483130,587
Asian1,124,630992,219591,912
Black577,573518,466154,175
Multiple Races201,735175,83076,889
Native American49,30933,9197,781
Islander18,06816,0043,737

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.63%.

Los Angeles County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,729$42,145$33,924
Less Than High School$22,765$26,155$18,020
High School Grad$30,414$33,173$25,526
Some College$37,642$42,625$32,230
Bachelors Degree$57,016$64,619$51,003
Graduate Degree$81,014$94,923$71,323

$38,729

Average Earnings

$42,145

Average Male

$33,924

Average Female

Los Angeles County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Los Angeles County, California Language by Age

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Los Angeles County, California Language

43.42% of Los Angeles County, California residents speak only English, while 56.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.25% of the population.

Los Angeles County, California Language

Los Angeles County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,835,450876,30318.12%
Other2,097,540402,17619.17%
White2,593,270249,4929.62%
Black799,551166,06820.77%
Asian1,449,580160,89011.10%
Multiple393,53645,99911.69%
Native71,87713,01418.11%
Islander27,1263,11511.48%

14.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.72%

Male Poverty Rate

16.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Los Angeles County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Angeles County, California is Black, with 20.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Angeles County, California is White, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.72%.

Los Angeles County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.47%
High School15.07%
Some College10.52%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Los Angeles County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.00%
Male Unemployed25.58%
Female Employed7.31%
Male Employed6.41%

Los Angeles County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Los Angeles County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,044$99,133
Families$76,673$110,227
Married Families$94,394$130,685
Non Families$46,751$70,941
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Income by Household Type

Los Angeles County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Angeles County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Los Angeles County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Los Angeles County, California Marital Status by Race

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Los Angeles County, California Marital Status

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261,742

Number of Veterans

243,602

Male Veterans

18,140

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam87,847
Second Gulf War47,800
First Gulf War40,947
Korea27,031
World War II12,635

Los Angeles County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+73,320
65 to 7464,869
35 to 5456,247
55 to 6441,975
18 to 3425,331

Los Angeles County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White166,9594.07%
Hispanic60,9151.73%
Black43,9276.68%
Asian22,0961.78%
Other17,2381.12%
2 or More8,4943.45%
Indian2,0383.59%
Hawaiian9904.74%

Los Angeles County, California Veterans by Race

Los Angeles County, California Veterans by Education

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9.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Angeles County, California Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Los Angeles County, California Employment by Age

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Los Angeles County, California Employment by Race

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Los Angeles County, California 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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51.54%

Born in California

65.97%

Native Born

34.03%

Foreign Born

16.25%

Non Citizen

17.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.97% of Los Angeles County, California residents were born in the United States, with 51.54% having been born in California. 16.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Los Angeles County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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