StatisticSouth Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
Population density (sq mi)15,7408,362256
Median age33.135.036.0
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a44%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%45%46%
Speak Englishn/a40%56%
Speak Spanishn/a43%29%

Key findings

  • The population density in South Los Angeles is 88% higher than Los Angeles
  • The median age in South Los Angeles is 5% lower than Los Angeles
  • In South Los Angeles 23.70% of the population is White
  • In South Los Angeles 31.27% of the population is Black
  • In South Los Angeles 4.65% of the population is Asian

Compare Los Angeles, CA Demographics


      South Los Angeles population breakdown by race

      RaceSouth Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
      American Indian0.52%0.68%0.74%
      Native Hawaiian0.13%0.17%0.39%
      Mixed race2.51%3.56%4.62%
      Other race37.24%22.58%13.28%
      In South 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

      South Los Angeles age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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