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Los Angeles city, California

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Los Angeles city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,990,456
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,990,456
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 3,792,820
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 3,792,621
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 88,930
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 37.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 36.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $549,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,531
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $659
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,302
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,364,227
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.83
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 59.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 88.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 78.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 76.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 33.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,295,589
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 29,830,223
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 43,502,545
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,834,855
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,156,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,409
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 30.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $54,501
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $31,563
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 497,999
Men-owned firms, 2012 262,460
Women-owned firms, 2012 192,358
Minority-owned firms, 2012 247,710
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 235,220
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 30,581
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 452,817
Population per square mile, 2010 8,092.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 468.67
FIPS Code 0644000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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