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Los Angeles Population 2024

Los Angeles is the largest city in Southern California and second largest in the United States, and abbreviated as LA or L.A., The highest point in the city is Mount Lukens, Surrounding the city are much higher mountains. Los Angeles population in 2024 is estimated to be 3.87 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.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles City(2023)Greater Los Angeles UA(2021)
Population3.92 million18.8 million
Area502.7 sq mi (1,302 sq km)33,954 sq mi (87,940 sq km)
USA Rank22
Source : CSA Maps, CSA
Greater Los Angeles was one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, estimated population in 2021 is 18.8 million, as per the 2019 US census estimates, the Greater Los Angeles population was about 18.7 million. The Greater Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area consists of 3 metropolitan areas, The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura and The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario. The Los Angeles-Long Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area covers 4,752 square miles and has great geographic diversity. The Anaheim-Santa Ana covers 948 square miles and has 40 miles of Mediterranean like coastline. Riverside-San Bernardino Area is a two county area, Riverside County covers 7,304 square miles while San Bernardino County covers 20,106 square miles, Ventura County, the smallest of the 5 counties at 2,208 square miles.

Below is the Los Angeles population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *3,849,311-1.268
2022 *3,857,8880.22
2023 *3,868,8050.28
2024 *3,869,9740.03
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Los Angeles Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Los Angeles population in 2020 is 3.89 million, 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. Los Angeles population in 2023 is estimated to be 3.86 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 3.85 million, and in 2021 is estimated to be 3.84 million.

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%.

Los Angeles Language demographics

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.

Los Angeles Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, LA population by age is 3,979,537, out of these 1,968,648 are male, 2,010,889 are female, The sex ratio of Los Angeles is 98. The median age of the Los Angeles population is 35.9, Los Angeles population by age are, under 18 years is 803,314, 16 years and over is 3,261,493, 18 years and over is 3,176,223, 21 years and over is 3,015,315, 65 years and over is 639559. 49.5% are male, 50.5% are female, 20.2% are under 18 years old, 82.0% are 16 years and over, 79.8% are 18 years and over, 75.8% are 21 years and over, 13.1% are 65 years and over. There are total 1,532,364 housing units, The voting population of Los Angeles are 2,470,684, out of these 1,196,768 are male voters, 1,273,916 are female voters, 48.4% are male,51.6% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -5227,8675.7%
5 - 9213,9155.4%
10 - 14230,9135.8%
15 - 19239,7746.0%
20 - 24289,1067.3%
25 - 34728,07218.3%
35 - 44572,08214.4%
45 - 54523,15913.1%
55 - 59226,0425.7%
60 - 64208,3265.2%
65 - 74291,8987.3%
75 - 84155,2043.9%
85 and over73,1791.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Los Angeles Population by Race

According to 2019, Los Angeles population by race are:

White Population

White population in Los Angeles, California are 2,073,794, percentage wise they are 52.1 percent.

Black Population

Black population in Los Angeles, California are 344,360, Percentage wise they are 8.7 percent of people. African American refers to black population in Los Angeles, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Los Angeles are 463,908 11.7 percent in total population, out of these 43,056 are Asian Indians, 82,368 are Chinese, 123,971 are Filipinos, 26,079 are Japanese, 109,102 are Korean, 26,048 are Vietnamese and 53,284 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Los Angeles, California are 1,919,328. Percentage wise they are 48.2, out of these 1,276,842 are Mexican people, 16,545 are Puerto Ricans, 11,255 are Cubans, and 614,686 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race3,979,537Percent
Black or African American344,3608.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native31,7610.8%
Asian Population463,90811.7%
Asian Indian43,0561.1%
Other Asian Population53,284
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5,4820.1%
Native Hawaiian1,0020.0%
Guamanian or Chamorro5300.0%
Hispanic or Latino1,919,32848.2%
Puerto Rican16,5450.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino614,686
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Los Angeles native population is 2,529,538, out of these 1,869,241 born in the California state and 609,642 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 1,449,999, out of these 705,244 are Naturalised US citizen, 55,595 are in Europe, 297,757 in Asia, 19,406 in Africa, 324,198 in Latin America and 6,444 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in LA are 744,755, out of these 32,431 are from Europe, 146,361 are from Asia, 10,422 from Africa, 542,856 are from Latin America and 8,699 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence1,869,241
Born in other state in the United States609,642
Born outside the United States50,655
Puerto Rico4,487
U.S. Island Areas1,630
Born abroad of American parent(s)44,538
Foreign born
Born outside of United States1,449,999
Naturalized U.S. citizen705,244
Latin America324,198
Northern America6,444
Not a U.S. citizen744,755
Latin America542,856
Northern America8,699
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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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