Information About Los Angeles

The total estimated population is 2,355,994. Density is high at 10,843 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 870,314; Black: 395,708; Asian: 234,447; Two or More Races: 116,074; American Indian: 20,213; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 2,940; Other Race: 716,298; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,232,937 (52%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 1,123,057 (48%)

There are 1,018,787 foreign born residents, of which 30.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 467,705; El Salvador: 120,138; Guatemala: 74,246; Korea: 56,819; Philippines: 44,481; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 19,736; Iran: 16,983; U.S. Born: This State: 934,647; South: 159,613; Midwest: 94,216; Northeast: 87,895; West: 41,737;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Los Angeles Most Common US Birthplaces in Los Angeles

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 168,755 married couples with children and 97,220 single-parent households (21,647 men, 75,573 women).

The median household income is $33,790 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Los Angeles: $33,790;

27% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Los Angeles: 27%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 658,108; Government: 105,198; Self-employed: 82,007; Unpaid family work: 3,938; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 281,774; Sales and office: 233,608; Professional and related: 184,134; Production, transportation, and material moving: 162,461; Service: 159,143; Office and administrative support: 136,926;

Work Types in Los Angeles Common Occupations in Los Angeles

The average commute time is 31 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 531,646; Car or truck (carpooled): 131,086; Public transportation: 127,831; Walked: 41,389; Worked at home: 33,279; Bicycle: 5,884; Motorcycle: 1,182;

Transportation to work methods in Los Angeles

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Los Angeles.

There are 843,238 housing units, of which 345,227 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 238,497; Renter: 558,677; Vacant: 46,064; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 175,682; Not Mortgaged: 62,815;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Los Angeles

The median single family home value is $289,380.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Los Angeles: $1,739;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Los Angeles: $607;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 3.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 204,647; 1940 to 1949: 131,871; 1950 to 1959: 148,593; 1960 to 1969: 132,371; 1970 to 1979: 102,209; 1980 to 1989: 75,377; 1990 to 1994: 29,684; 1995 to 1998: 14,542; 1999 to March 2000: 3,944;

1.9% of homes lack plumbing and 2.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 575,025; Electricity: 159,371; No Fuel: 44,941; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 12,064;

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