Los Angeles County, California Population 2020

Los Angeles County, California's estimated population is 10,079,000 with a growth rate of -0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Los Angeles County, California is the largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202010,079,000-13,300-0.13%
201910,092,300-13,200-0.13%
201810,105,500-13,300-0.13%
201710,118,800-1,700-0.02%
201610,120,50023,5000.23%
201510,097,00048,6000.48%
201410,048,40050,3000.50%
20139,998,10059,6600.60%
20129,938,44061,7100.62%
20119,876,73054,3000.55%
20109,822,430959,27010.82%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.13%
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Los Angeles County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,186,86051.36%
Some Other Race2,121,10421.01%
Asian1,469,96814.56%
Black or African American823,9878.16%
Two or More Races397,6803.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native70,5270.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27,9290.28%

Los Angeles County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Los Angeles County, California Median Age

36.2


Total

35.1


Male

37.4


Female

Los Angeles County, California Adults

There are 7,851,530 adults, (1,299,280 of whom are seniors) in Los Angeles County, California.

Los Angeles County, California Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Angeles County, California Sex Ratio

Female

5,121,260

50.72%

Male

4,976,790

49.28%

Los Angeles County, California Households and Families

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

Los Angeles County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.4%39.6%
All45.8%54.2%
Male38.7%61.3%
Female36%64%
Non Family32.1%67.9%

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,306,110345.8
Married1,485,2903.7960.4
Non Family1,098,8401.3732.1
Female496,5733.8636
Male225,3993.8938.7

3.68

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Los Angeles County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade862,92612.61%
9th to 12th Grade597,7928.73%
High School Graduate1,416,48020.69%
Some College1,314,54019.20%
Associates Degree476,2656.96%
Bachelors Degree1,416,84020.70%
Graduate Degree760,63911.11%

Los Angeles County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic2,924,8401,778,540357,844
White2,093,4501,982,0901,034,860
Other Race1,269,940749,151124,607
Asian1,113,630978,886577,593
Black573,857514,377147,589
Multiple Races195,886170,40572,179
Native American46,95832,4257,221
Islander18,00215,6583,410

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.87%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,856$40,667$32,297
Less Than High School$21,528$24,854$16,964
High School Grad$28,917$31,947$24,578
Some College$36,646$41,598$31,782
Bachelors Degree$54,824$63,426$49,664
Graduate Degree$78,483$91,690$69,390

$36,856

Average Earnings

$40,667

Average Male

$32,297

Average Female

Los Angeles County, California Language

Los Angeles County, California Language by Age

Los Angeles County, California Language

43.36% of Los Angeles County, California residents speak only English, while 56.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.30% of the population.

Los Angeles County, California Poverty

Los Angeles County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,842,380955,06519.72%
Other2,103,790438,66020.85%
White2,610,900262,67010.06%
Black803,772177,44622.08%
Asian1,446,610167,59511.59%
Multiple387,65247,29212.20%
Native69,12612,87918.63%
Islander27,3883,63313.26%

15.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.21%

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 22.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Angeles County, California is White, with 10.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.92%
High School15.95%
Some College10.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.77%
Male Unemployed26.90%
Female Employed7.95%
Male Employed7.00%

Los Angeles County, California Income

Los Angeles County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,251$94,484
Families$72,362$104,722
Married Families$89,841$124,883
Non Families$44,474$68,231

Los Angeles County, California Marital Status

Los Angeles County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Angeles County, California Married by Age and Sex

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

Los Angeles County, California Veterans

270,462

Number of Veterans

252,340

Male Veterans

18,122

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam90,128
Second Gulf War45,576
First Gulf War41,966
Korea29,366
World War II15,319
Age Group Veterans
75+75,199
65 to 7467,188
35 to 5458,550
55 to 6443,364
18 to 3426,161
Name Veterans % of Total
White174,4654.25%
Hispanic61,8011.76%
Black44,2826.73%
Asian22,0411.78%
Other17,4641.14%
2 or More9,0183.74%
Indian2,0573.77%
Hawaiian1,1355.43%

$Los Angeles County, California Veterans by Education

9.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Angeles County, California Employment Status

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Los Angeles County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.32%

Born in California

65.77%

Native Born

34.23%

Foreign Born

16.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.77% of Los Angeles County, California residents were born in the United States, with 51.32% having been born in California. 16.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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