Nationwide Claims to Fame

Los Angeles is 2nd out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Los Angeles is 2nd out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Los Angeles is 2nd out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Los Angeles is 2nd out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Los Angeles is 2nd out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Los Angeles is 3rd out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Los Angeles is 11th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 426 other cities in Current population (2012)

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 521 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 527 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 563 other cities in Retail sales

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 644 other cities in Households

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 644 other cities in Housing units

Los Angeles is 1st in California out of 644 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Current population (2012) 3,857,799 1st 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 468.7 1st 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 8,092.3 81st 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 323rd 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.1% 432nd 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.5% 365th 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 73.9% 468th 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.5% 250th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Race - White 49.8% 486th 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 9.6% 88th 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 405th 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 11.3% 174th 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 547th 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.6% 315th 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 48.5% 183rd 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 28.7% 448th 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Female residents 50.2% 418th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 39.4% 79th 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Housing units 1,413,995 1st 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 53.9% 21st 30.8% 25.9%
Households 1,312,983 1st 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 38.4% 607th 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $513,600 191st $421,600 $186,200
People per household 2.8 370th 2.9 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Income per capita $28,222 287th $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $50,028 461st $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.2% 127th 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Los Angeles Rank California US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 450,108 1st 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $36,672,803 1st $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,705 267th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $8,271,789 1st $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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