Los Angeles demographics profile

StatisticLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Population3,918,87238,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8,36223291
Median age35.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English40%56%79%
Speak Spanish43%29%13%
Los Angeles, CA has a population of 3,918,872 and is the 2nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 8,362 per sq mi which is 3498% higher than the California average and 9129% higher than the national average. The median age in Los Angeles is 35 which is approximately 3% lower than the California average of 36. In Los Angeles, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 40% speak English and 43% speak Spanish. 46% of Los Angeles residents were born in California, 15% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 38% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Los Angeles is 3498% higher than California.
  • The median age in Los Angeles is 3% lower than California.
  • In Los Angeles 52.44% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Los Angeles 9.01% of the population is African American.
  • In Los Angeles 11.56% of the population is Asian.

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Los Angeles population breakdown by race

RaceLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Caucasian52.44%61.26%73.35%
African American9.01%5.85%12.63%
Asian11.56%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.68%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.56%4.62%3.06%
Other race22.58%13.28%4.75%
In Los Angeles, 48.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Los Angeles age breakdown

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Source: The Los Angeles, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).