StatisticLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Population3,918,87239,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)8,36225691
Median age35.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%46%43%
Speak English40%56%79%
Speak Spanish43%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Los Angeles is 3166% higher than California
  • The median age in Los Angeles is 3% lower than California
  • In Los Angeles 52.44% of the population is White
  • In Los Angeles 9.01% of the population is Black
  • In Los Angeles 11.56% of the population is Asian

Compare Los Angeles, CA Demographics

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      Los Angeles population breakdown by race

      RaceLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
      White52.44%61.26%73.35%
      Black9.01%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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Los Angeles age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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