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Los Angeles Population

3,987,535

Los Angeles is the largest city in Southern California and second largest in the United States, and abbreviated as L.A., The highest point in the city is Mount Lukens, Surrounding the city are much higher mountains. Los Angeles population in 2020 is 4 million, and population density is 8,485 people per sq mile. The city of Los Angeles covers a total area of 502.7 square miles (1,302 sq km). Officially called City of Angels, Hollywood made the city world-famous which was merged in 1921, Los Angeles had a strong economic base in movies, farming, tourism, oil and real estate. It grew rapidly with many suburban areas inside and outside the city limits.

YearPopulationChange %
20103,795,370
20113,821,1360.68
20123,852,5320.82
20133,883,9160.81
20143,913,2600.76
20153,943,2150.77
20163,969,2620.66
20173,982,0020.32
20183,990,4560.21
20193,979,576-0.27
2020 *3,987,5350.20 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019


Los Angeles Size and Population

According U.S census of 2018 population estimates, Persons under 5 years old are 6%, People under 18 years are 21%, Persons 65 years and over, 12.1 percent and 50.4% are Female, Veterans(2014-2018) are 85,949. Total households in Los Angeles are 1,382,293 and 2.82 persons per household, 817,619 are Family households, 530,576 are Married-couple family, 93,957 are Male householder, no wife present, family, 193,086 are Female householder, no husband present, family and 564,674 are Non-family households. Relationship wise 1,382,293 are Householder, 529,026 people are Spouse, 1,147,036 are Child, 480,089 are Other relatives, 359,373 are Non-relatives, 109,880 are Unmarried partner.

Marital Status wise out of 1,645,331 Males(15 years and over) 813,695 are Never married, 656,572 are Now married, except separated, 36,152 are Separated, 27,702 are Widowed, 111,210 are Divorced. Out of 1,671,106 Females( 15 years and over) 708,305 are Never married, 633,206 are Now married, except separated, 51,159 are Separated, 117,509 are Widowed, 160,927 are Divorced.

The best neighbourhoods are Manhattan Beach, Glendale, Downtown LA, Silver Lake, and Monrovia. Most of the popular people live in West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Studio City, North Hollywood.

Los Angeles Voting Age Population
Total Los Angeles Citizens of 18 and over population are 2,453,089, out of these 1,200,775 are Male, 1,252,314 are Female. Voting Percentage wise Male are of 48.9% and Female are 51.1%.


Languages spoken in Los Angeles

Language spoken at home in Los Angeles are 1,534,581 Speak only English, 1,601,011 speak Spanish, 19,806 French (incl. Cajun), 1,450 Haitian, 6,573 Italian, 8,365 Portuguese, 8,279 German, 2,931 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 1,641 Greek, 32,410 Russian, 4,264 Polish, 1,987 Serbo-Croatian, 4,983 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 71,684 Armenian.

People of Asian Indian languages spoken at home are 2,959 speak Gujarati, 10,773 Hindi, 2,988 Urdu, 6,417 Punjabi, 8,293 Bengali, 4,987 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 1,585 Telugu, 2,906 Tamil, 2,165 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 7,710 Other Indo-European languages.

People of Mid and Eastern Asia speak at home are 93,750 speak Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 62,977 Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 15,259 Japanese, 93,576 Korean, 284 Hmong, 18,245 Vietnamese, 2,258 Khmer, 10,744 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages, 5,522 Other languages of Asia.

8,660 people speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 14,854 Arabic, 45,441 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari), 16,599 Hebrew, 8,603 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 5,842 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 1,522 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa,78 Navajo, 405 other Native languages of North America, 6,548 speak other and unspecified languages.


Ethnic groups

According to 2018 U.S Census estimates, 2,072,924 are White Americans, followed by 345,892 are Black or African Americans, Out of 30,566 are American Indian and Alaska Native, 783 are Cherokee tribals, 486 are Navajo tribals, 165 are Sioux tribals. Total 481,963 Asian population are residents of Los Angeles, Out of these 49,542 are Asian Indian, 86,316 are Chinese, 131,248 are Filipino, 32,152 are Japanese, 109,444 are Korean, 23,109 are Vietnamese, 50,152 are Other Asian nationals. Total 7,017 people are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, Out of these 2,393 are Native Hawaiian, 1,575 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 870 are Samoan, 2,179 are Other Pacific Islander. Total Hispanic/Latinos race are 3,990,469 people, out of these 1,951,856 are Hispanic/Latinos, 1,267,450 are Mexican, 17,163 are Puerto Rican, 15,434 are Cubans, 651,809 are Other Hispanic or Latino race.


Los Angeles History

In 1781 the settlers from Spain came and stayed in Los Angeles and started farming along with Mexican families, It has become a Spanish town and the population in early 1830 is 730 people, and was part of Mexico, In 1835 Los Angeles becomes capital of Mexican California and later in 1847 Los Angeles was taken by U.S. forces and becomes part of the new U.S. state of California and then the population is 1,610 in the city. In 1910, Hollywood become part of City of Los Angeles, with 10 movie companies operating in the city at the time and by 1921 80 percent of the world's film industry are in Hollywood. Los Angeles was a major center of manufacturing hub such as shipbuilding and aircraft during second world war. In 1932, the city hosted the Summer Olympics was hosted in LA in 1932 and city population crossed 1 million by this time. During this time Los Angeles area was the headquarters to some of the major aircraft manufacturers like Douglas, Hughes, Lockheed and North American Aviation.

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