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Old 05-08-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Default LA's Changing Demographics

The 2010 Census should be out at the end of this year with more detailed snaphots to be released in 2011.

Here's a summary of LA's demographic shifts from 1980 through the 2000 Census.

Yes, the "categories" of the US Census seem increasingly outdated in 21st Century LA where there is an abundance of diversity. But the historical shifts are nonehtless interesting and dramatic.

Note: These figures are for the City of Los Angeles.

1980 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 47.8%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 16.7%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 6.6%
Hispanic (any race): 27.5%

1990 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 37.2%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 13.0%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 9.8%
Hispanic (any race): 39.9%

2000 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 30.6%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 11.1%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 10.7%
Hispanic (any race): 46.5%
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I didn't realize the asian population was so low, for some reason I thought it would be a higher percentage.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by SunnyDay70 View Post
The 2010 Census should be out at the end of this year with more detailed snaphots to be released in 2011.

Here's a summary of LA's demographic shifts from 1980 through the 2000 Census.

Yes, the "categories" of the US Census seem increasingly outdated in 21st Century LA where there is an abundance of diversity. But the historical shifts are nonehtless interesting and dramatic.

Note: These figures are for the City of Los Angeles.

1980 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 47.8%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 16.7%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 6.6%
Hispanic (any race): 27.5%

1990 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 37.2%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 13.0%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 9.8%
Hispanic (any race): 39.9%

2000 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 30.6%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 11.1%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 10.7%
Hispanic (any race): 46.5%
The linear trend for 2010 would look like:

2010 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 21%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 8%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 13%
Hispanic (any race): 58%
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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I didn't realize the asian population was so low, for some reason I thought it would be a higher percentage.
Asian people in LA County are more likely to live OUTSIDE the City of Los Angeles than within it. However, there are a bunch of us here in the San Fernando Valley. Even my old neighborhood in North Hollywood is around 75% Latino (mostly Guatemalan/Salvadoreno) and 25% Asian (mostly Filipino).

Yup, the face of LA is changing. Get ready for more people who look like me Oh well, it was nice being extremely unique while it lasted
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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The linear trend for 2010 would look like:

2010 CENSUS:
White (Non-Hispanic): 21%
Black (Non-Hispanic): 8%
Asian/Pac. Islander: 13%
Hispanic (any race): 58%
Is this good or bad?
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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Once LA becomes 60 or 70% Hispanic (mainly Mexican), can we really call it diverse? NYC does a much better job in the diversity/multicultural department, IMO, as it has a more realistic crossection of different races/backgrounds/ethnicities/etc.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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I think in practical terms it makes more sense to look at LA metro area, not just city limits. That would also reflect a more accurate diversity picture. Specific neighborhoods or parts of the city may be highly segregated, but the metro area as a whole (and many neighborhoods within the area) remains very diverse.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Once LA becomes 60 or 70% Hispanic (mainly Mexican), can we really call it diverse?
Of course not. By then it'll be a sea of taquerias interspersed with the occasional Cambodian-owned donut shop and Korean-owned liquor store. There's yer diverse.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Once LA becomes 60 or 70% Hispanic (mainly Mexican), can we really call it diverse? NYC does a much better job in the diversity/multicultural department, IMO, as it has a more realistic crossection of different races/backgrounds/ethnicities/etc.
So what's the correct proportion of races in LA?
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Asian people in LA County are more likely to live OUTSIDE the City of Los Angeles than within it. However, there are a bunch of us here in the San Fernando Valley. Even my old neighborhood in North Hollywood is around 75% Latino (mostly Guatemalan/Salvadoreno) and 25% Asian (mostly Filipino).

Yup, the face of LA is changing. Get ready for more people who look like me Oh well, it was nice being extremely unique while it lasted

Suprsingly, this is NOT the case..based on the 2000 Census the percentage of Asian/Pacific Islanders in LA COUNTY was 10.5%, nearly the same as within the CITY of LOS ANGELES.

Granted there are certain cities (arcadia, alhambra) where more than 50% of the pop. is Asian/Asian-American. But the County OVERALL there is no difference.
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