South Los Angeles demographics profile

StatisticSouth Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
Population248,6663,918,87238,654,206
Population density (sq mi)15,7408,362232
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%
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  • 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 or African American.
  • In South Los Angeles 4.65% of the population is Asian.

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South Los Angeles population breakdown by race

RaceSouth Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
White23.70%52.44%61.26%
Black or African American31.27%9.01%5.85%
Asian4.65%11.56%13.85%
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.

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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).
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