Latest Data (2016)
Population 3,976,322
Nationwide Rank 2

Quick Facts

Los Angeles, California is the 2nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Los Angeles, California is a city.

Los Angeles, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Los Angeles had its largest population ever.

Los Angeles, California's growth is below average. 74% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Los Angeles, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1 New York, New York 8,537,673 6.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,976,322 7.3%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,704,958 -6.5%
4 Houston, Texas 2,303,482 16.4%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,615,017 21.7%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,567,872 3.5%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,492,510 28.2%
8 San Diego, California 1,406,630 14.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,317,929 10.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,025,350 13.4%
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 3,976,322 2
2015 3,971,883 2
2014 3,928,864 2
2013 3,884,307 2
2012 3,857,799 2
2011 3,823,316 2
2010 3,792,621 2
2009 3,831,868 2
2008 3,801,576 2
2007 3,778,658 2
2006 3,777,502 2
2005 3,794,640 2
2004 3,796,018 2
2003 3,787,833 2
2002 3,768,763 2
2001 3,737,646 2
2000 3,703,921 2
1990 3,485,499 2
1980 2,966,850 3
1970 2,816,061 3
1960 2,479,015 3
1950 1,970,358 4
1940 1,504,277 5
1930 1,238,048 5
1920 576,673 10
1910 319,198 17
1900 102,479 36
1890 50,395 57