Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Introduction
Los Angeles: Geography and Climate
Los Angeles: History
Los Angeles: Population Profile
Los Angeles: Municipal Government
Los Angeles: Economy
Los Angeles: Education and Research
Los Angeles: Health Care
Los Angeles: Recreation
Los Angeles: Convention Facilities
Los Angeles: Transportation
Los Angeles: Communications

Los Angeles

The City in Brief

Founded: 1781 (incorporated 1850)

Head Official: Mayor James K. Hahn (D) (since 2001)

City Population

1980: 2,966,850

1990: 3,485,557

2000: 3,694,820

2003 estimate: 3,819,951

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)

Metropolitan Area Population (PMSA)

1980: 7,478,000

1990: 8,863,000

2000: 9,519,338

Percent change, 1990–2000: 9.3%

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

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

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

Area: 469.1 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 340 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 63.9° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 17 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Services; manufacturing; government; finance, insurance, and real estate

Unemployment Rate: 5.8% (January 2005)

Per Capita Income: $26,733 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 190,992

Major Colleges and Universities: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), California Institute of Technology

Daily Newspaper: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles