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Los Angeles: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents (PMSA)

1980: 7,478,000

1990: 8,863,052

2000: 9,519,338

Percent change, 1990–2000: 9.4%

U.S. rank in 1980: 2nd (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 2nd (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 2nd (CMSA)

City Residents

1980: 2,966,850

1990: 3,485,557

2000: 3,694,820

2003 estimate: 3,819,338

Percent change, 1990–2000: 5.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 3rd

U.S. rank in 1990: 2nd (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 2nd (State rank: 1st)

Density: 7,876.8 people per square mile (in 2000, based on 1998 land area)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 1,734,036

Black or African American: 415,195

American Indian and Alaska Native: 29,412

Asian: 369,254

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 5,915

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 1,719,073

Other: 949,720

Percent of residents born in state: 50.2% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 285,976

Population 5 to 9 years old: 297,837

Population 10 to 14 years old: 255,604

Population 15 to 19 years old: 251,632

Population 20 to 24 years old: 299,906

Population 25 to 34 years old: 674,098

Population 35 to 44 years old: 584,036

Population 45 to 54 years old: 428,974

Population 55 to 59 years old: 143,965

Population 60 to 64 years old: 115,663

Population 65 to 74 years old: 187,11

Population 75 to 84 years old: 125,829

Population 85 years and over: 44,189

Median age: 31.6 years

Births (2002; Los Angeles County)

Total number: 151,167

Deaths (2002; Los Angeles County)

Total number: 59,586 (of which, 825 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $20,671

Median household income: $36,687

Total households: 1,276,609

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 80,406

$10,000 to $14,999: 59,912

$15,000 to $24,999: 117,692

$25,000 to $34,999: 102,635

$35,000 to $49,999: 117,119

$50,000 to $74,999: 128,202

$75,000 to $99,999: 74,400

$100,000 to $149,999: 67,897

$150,000 to $199,999: 23,631

$200,000 or more: 35,145

Percent of families below poverty level: 18.3% (50.9% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 190,992


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