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


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Poverty rates in Los Angeles

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2015:
Los Angeles:

26.9%
Whole state:

20.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2015:
Los Angeles:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Los Angeles:

22.9%
California:

16.2%

Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.2% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Los Angeles:

25.1%
California:

16.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Los Angeles:

25.7%
California:

18.6%

Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.8% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Los Angeles:

24.6%
California:

18.6%

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

86.0%
Residents above poverty level:

55.8%

Poverty by age in Los Angeles

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Los Angeles (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Los Angeles (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Los Angeles, CA (percentage below half of poverty level)

Poverty by race and place of birth in Los Angeles

Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Los Angeles in percentages

Breakdown by races of poor residents in Los Angeles in absolute numbers

Poverty status for native-born residents

  • 19.8%Below poverty level
  • 80.2%Above poverty level

Poverty status for foreign-born residents

  • 21.7%Below poverty level
  • 78.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Los Angeles

Children below poverty level:
Los Angeles, California:

29.3%
State:

20.8%


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

21.4%
California:

18.0%

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

46.9%
California:

43.0%

Poor families by family type

  • 41.0%Married-couple family
  • 12.6%Male, no wife present
  • 46.3%Female, no husband present

Breakdown of poor residents in Los Angeles not in families by work experience

  • 3.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 33.8%Worked part-time
  • 62.8%Did not work

Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience

  • 0.8%Both worked full-time
  • 4.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.9%Both worked part-time
  • 38.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 26.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built by year for residents below and above poverty levels in percentages

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