Los Angeles is a city of state California. It is the second most populated city in US after New York City with population close to 4 million, which accounts for 10.13% of the California population. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of educational and professional fields. It is known as “L.A.” and “City of Angels”.
Based on our research, Los Angeles population will reach 4.02 million by 1st July of 2018. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.73% over last 7 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Los Angeles
Looking back last seven years of Los Angeles’ population, the growth rate is slow but consistent ranging from 0.25% to 1.05%, adding around 10,000 to 40,000 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to Los Angeles to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in California, Los Angeles growth rate is pretty much align with the state average.
Demographics of Los Angeles
According to U.S. Census Bureau, 49.4 percent of the Los Angeles population is male and 50.6 percent are female. Average age of an LA resident is 35 years old.
The top five races for people in Los Angeles are: White (29.4%), Hispanic or Latino (47.5%), Two or more races (2.8%), Asian (10.7%), Black or African American (9.8%).
People from over 140 countries speaking over 220 different languages call LA their home. The top five languages (other than English) spoken in LA are: Spanish (43.6%), Asian Languages (7.90%), Pacific Islander languages (7.90%), other languages (1.3%). As you can see Spanish dominate the non-English speaking Language in Los Angeles.
According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the employment status of residents in LA are: In labor force(65.8%), Civilian labor force(65.8%),Employed(61.3%),Unemployed(4.5%),Armed Forces(0.1%),Not in labor force(34.2%).
Population Density of Los Angeles
Los Angeles’s population density is 3,275 people per square kilometer, which is one of the most densely populated major cities in America.
Facts About Los Angeles
- The Hollywood region of Los Angeles also has several significant headquarters, churches, and the Celebrity Center of Scientology.
- About 60% of people living in Los Angeles speak some other language, making it just 40% of people speaking only English.
- Santa Monica Boulevard crosses 4 cities: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
- The metropolitan area of Los Angeles has 5 airports and LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world.
- Occupying the territory of over 1300 square km, LA is the biggest US city (by territory).
- After American-Mexican war in 1847 Los Angeles (and California) became US territory.
- The city was home to six companies in the 2014 Fortune 500.
- The city’s Hollywood neighborhood has become recognized as the center of the motion picture industry.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov
- California Government: http://www.ca.gov/
- Los Angeles Government: https://www.lacity.org/