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East Los Angeles, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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20.7% of East Los Angeles, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 35.7% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 29.0% of high school graduates and 47.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.4% among disabled males and 24.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 84.9%. For comparison, it was 56.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in East Los Angeles, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
East Los Angeles:

20.7%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
East Los Angeles:

6.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
East Los Angeles:

25.4%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 24.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
East Los Angeles:

24.7%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
East Los Angeles:

24.3%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 22.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
East Los Angeles:

19.4%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

84.9%
Residents above poverty level:

56.6%

Poverty by age in East Los Angeles, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East Los Angeles
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East Los Angeles,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 18.0%Under 5 years
  • 57.9%5 years
  • 42.7%6 to 11 years
  • 36.8%12 to 14 years
  • 33.6%15 years
  • 14.4%16 and 17 years
  • 26.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.0%25 to 34 years
  • 14.5%35 to 44 years
  • 10.2%45 to 54 years
  • 11.8%55 to 64 years
  • 7.3%65 to 74 years
  • 12.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East Los Angeles
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East Los Angeles,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.3%Under 5 years
  • 15.7%5 years
  • 28.7%6 to 11 years
  • 40.9%12 to 14 years
  • 54.4%15 years
  • 34.1%16 and 17 years
  • 17.5%18 to 24 years
  • 21.7%25 to 34 years
  • 26.0%35 to 44 years
  • 18.5%45 to 54 years
  • 23.7%55 to 64 years
  • 10.8%65 to 74 years
  • 10.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East Los Angeles, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East Los Angeles,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.4%Under 5 years
  • 15.5%5 years
  • 10.9%6 to 11 years
  • 12.4%12 to 14 years
  • 11.0%15 years
  • 12.8%16 and 17 years
  • 10.7%18 to 24 years
  • 9.9%25 to 34 years
  • 10.0%35 to 44 years
  • 7.0%45 to 54 years
  • 7.5%55 to 64 years
  • 5.4%65 to 74 years
  • 6.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in East Los Angeles, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in East Los Angeles, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East Los Angeles, CA (%)
  • 19.2%White
  • 20.6%Black
  • 12.1%American Indian
  • 13.4%Asian
  • 47.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 14.7%Other race
  • 18.7%2+ races
  • 20.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in East Los Angeles, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East Los Angeles, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 419White
  • 90Black
  • 115American Indian
  • 202Asian
  • 10Native Hawaiian
  • 8,570Other race
  • 3182+ races
  • 25,043Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 21.5%Below poverty level
  • 78.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.5%Below poverty level
  • 80.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in East Los Angeles, CA

Children below poverty level:
East Los Angeles, California:

31.8%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
East Los Angeles:

29.0%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
East Los Angeles:

47.0%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 38.8%Married-couple family
  • 12.2%Male, no wife present
  • 49.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in East Los Angeles not in families by work experience
  • 4.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 27.1%Worked part-time
  • 68.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.5%Both worked full-time
  • 4.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 24.4%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.6%Both worked part-time
  • 39.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 22.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.8%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 9.4%1970 to 1979
  • 18.0%1960 to 1969
  • 15.5%1950 to 1959
  • 23.3%1940 to 1949
  • 30.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 0.9%1995 to 1998
  • 1.5%1990 to 1994
  • 2.3%1980 to 1989
  • 4.7%1970 to 1979
  • 12.7%1960 to 1969
  • 20.6%1950 to 1959
  • 23.3%1940 to 1949
  • 33.5%1939 or earlier
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