Los Angeles County, CA

10,137,915 Population
4,058.1 square miles 2,498.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
25.8%
was 26.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in CA
Population Density
2,498.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.6%
was 45.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
34.6%
was 34.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
22.2%
was 22.4%
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
12.9%
was 12.6%
Ranked 27th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 6.7
Ranked 15th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
16.3%
was 16.6%
Ranked 25th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$57,952
was $59,134
Ranked 20th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.3
49.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,521
Ranked 15th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
35
Ranked 20th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1
was 0.7
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
51.2
was 53.1
Ranked 45th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
161.2
was 159.8
Ranked 50th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
3,520,811
was 3,504,348
Ranked 1st Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,330
was $1,279
Ranked 16th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
14,776
was 11,365
 
Occupied Housing Units
3,305,589
was 3,293,095
 
Homeownership Rate
44.6%
was 45.1%
Ranked 39th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
3,839
was 2,675
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
867.6
was 863.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.5%
was 10.5%
Ranked 35th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
10,937
was 8,690
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 15th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.3
was 3.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.5
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.3%
was 95.6%
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
Ranked 36th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.6%
was 98.2%
Ranked 36th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.3%
was 78.1%
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.5%
was 30.8%
Ranked 19th Highest in CA

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