Los Angeles Population

Los Angeles Population


California attained the position of a ‘minority-majority state’ in the early years of the 21st century, where the combined population of minorities exceeded the majority population. The largest Hispanic Asian (Latino in South California), and Native American populations of any country in the United States are present in Los Angeles County. African Americans make up around one-tenth of the total population, though in the 21st century their numbers declined, as middle class families abandoned the traditionally African American neighborhoods for newer suburbs as far away as San Bernardino County. Inglewood and Compton has become predominantly Latino, which once had African American majorities. People from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different identified languages now reside in Los Angeles, which has more Koreans, Iranians, Filipinos, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Cambodians living outside their native countries that anywhere else in the world. For low-income African –American, Latinos, and Asians in the central city, housing has remained largely segregated, though the overall population of Los Angeles and county may have become more diverse.

The racial distribution of Los Angeles as of the 2000 Census was 46.9% White Americans, 11.2% African Americans, 10% Asian Americans, 0.8% Native Americans, 0.2% Pacific islanders and 25.7% from other races. As per the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S Census Bureau, Los Angeles’s population was 48.7% of White Americans, of which 29.3% were non-Hispanic whites. Los Angeles City’s population comprised of 9.9% of Blacks or African Americans, of which 9.7% were non-Hispanic blacks. The population estimate for 2006 by the U.S. Census Bureau for Los Angeles was 3,849,378, which had increased to 4,003,000 by October 1, 2008, and nearly 4,065, 585 in 2009.

Los Angeles County is home to 88 cities, including Los Angeles City, and the population of those cities varies from 95 people in Vernon to the 4 million in the City of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles metro population is the country’s second largest, after New York City. The five-county area of Los Angeles has a population of almost 20 million, which includes Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, and San Bernardino Countries. The various Los Angeles neighborhoods are Downtown Los Angeles, Greater Hollywood, Eastern and Northeast Los Angeles, Echo Park and Westlake, Harbor Area, Los Feliz and Silver Lake, South Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles, and Wilshire, which display a degree of diversity well befitting the second-largest city in the United States.





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