Los Angeles, CA Demographics: Facts & Figures

Los Angeles, a city in the state of California, is one of the most populous cities in the country. This is mainly because of immigration, especially those with Hispanic origins which amounts to almost half of the city’s head count.

Age, Race, and Ethnicity

The total population of Los Angeles for 2015 to 2016 is 9,818,605100. If broken down into race and ethnicity:

White – 4,936,59950
Hispanic or Latinos – 4,687,88947
Asian – 1,346,86513
African American – 856,8748
American Indian – 72,828
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander – 26,094
Native Hawaiian – 4,013
Alaska Native – 274
Other races – 2,140,63221
Two or more races – 438,7134
Three or more races – 29,859

The total number of males is 4,839,654 while the total number of females is at 4,978,951. The median age for men and women is 33 and 35 years old respectively.

Households

There is a total of 3,241,204 households in Los Angeles, California. Around 2,194,080 of those are families with children and 1,480,665 are married couples only. Families led by single parents are 713, 415 of which 216,368 are led by fathers and 497,047 are led by mothers. The total number of people living alone is 784,928 and those living with non-family are 1,047,124.

Education

The demographics survey for education is based on the educational status of individuals aged 25 years and above. Around 383,385 only finished 8th grade and lower while 267,833 were able to reach 9th to 12th grade. The number of people who finished and graduated high school is 509,021 and those who went to college but did not pursue a degree totals to 402,973. With regards to degrees, 141,764 pursued associate degrees while 462,701 took a bachelor’s degree. Those who went on to have graduate or professional degrees are around 240,098.

Languages

Los Angeles is home to several races and ethnicities so it is expected to hear a variety of languages spoken in the city. Here is a breakdown as of the 2006-2007 survey by the American Community Survey:

English – 40.2%
Spanish – 43.6%
Asian – 7.9%
Others – 31.8%

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