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Los Angeles County (also known as LA County) is the most populated county in California As of 2018, LA County had an estimated population of 10,105,518, which has increased by 2.9% in just under ten years (In 2010, LA County boasted 9,818,672 people). In fact, it’s the most populated county in the United States. The city of Los Angeles, which hosts over 3 million residents and is within LA County, is by far the most populated city in all of California. The second largest city in the county hardly compares; Long Beach, with a population of 462,257, is significantly smaller. Breaking it down even further, California, with over 39 million residents, is the most populated state in the United States.

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Los Angeles County Population

Other counties in California are nowhere near as populated as LA County. The second most populated is San Diego County, with 3,343,36, a difference of over 6 million people. LA County borders the counties of San Bernardino, Kern, Orange, and Ventura.

If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in LA County.

The Hispanic and Latino community is the largest ethnic group in the county at 48.6%, which is 1.87 times greater than any other race or ethnicity. The second largest group is white alone (non hispanic/latino), who make up 26%.

As of 2017, the median age of LA County residents was 36.6 years, although that number is slowly increasing, as it was 36 in 2016. The median age of those in the county who are native to the United States is much younger than those who were born outside of the country - the former is 28 years old, and the latter is 49 years of age. Only 34.2% of the population of LA County was born outside of the United States (348 million). Nonetheless, this percentage is significantly higher than other nearby counties as well as the entire country. In fact, the percentage of the entire population of non-native residents in the United States is only 13.7%. The most common countries of origin for foreign-born residents in LA County are Mexico (over 4 million), the Philippines (859,594), and China (683,330). 56.9% of those who live in LA county speak a non-English language. The most common foreign language spoken is Spanish (3,763,551 speakers.)

Considering the population of LA County, property values are continuing to increase. In 2017, the median price was $588,700, which is over 2% higher than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017, LA County’s median property value increased over 9%. Because of these prices, the home ownership rate of 45.6% is lower than the national average of 63.9%. The housing market is competitive, as there are over 3 million households in LA County and the median income is $65,006. There’s an upward trend in the latter number - in 2016, it was $61,338. The most common occupations are Office and Administrative Support, Sales and Related, and Management. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, visit our yellow pages.

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LA County is the largest non-state level government in the United States and is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world.

Created in 1850 at the time of California statehood, LA County is one of the original counties of California. In 1851 and 1852, it stretched all the way from the California coast to the border of Nevada, but sections began to split up as the population continued to grow. Today it spans 4,083 square miles, which is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island put together. The county continues along 70 miles of the Pacific Ocean and several rivers flow into it, including the Los Angeles River, Rio Hondo, San Gabriel River, and the Santa Clara River. Mountain ranges also encompass the area, most notably the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains. San Clemente and Santa Catalina Islands, which are part of the Channel Islands archipelago, are also part of LA County.

Unfortunately, LA County is higher than the national average for property crimes. Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, LA County is also higher than the national average. If you have specific concerns about someone, run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.

Los Angeles County Facts

Official Name: County of Los Angeles

Name Meaning: Felipe de Neve, the fourth governor of the providence of Las California in New Spain, chose the area now considered modern-day LA County to establish a pueblo (a settlement), calling it “El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles” (The Pueblo of the Queen of the Angels.) Over time, it became known as the “Cuidad de Los Angeles”, or the “City of Angels.”

Year Formed: LA County was formed in 1850. As the population grew, sections were split off into San Bernardino County in 1853, Kern County in 1866, and Orange County in 1889.

Total Sq Miles: 4,083

Population: 10,105,518

Fast Facts:

  • LA County has voted for the Democratic candidate in most of the presidential electionsin the past four decades and has gone Democratic in every election since 1988.
  • LA County is home to all six major film studios - Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. It also houses Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags.
  • California was ruled by Spain until 1822. The Spanish government had placed a ban on trading with foreign ships, but American vessels nonetheless soon arrived. The first English-speaking inhabitant of LA County was Joseph Chapman, who moved to the area in 1818 and helped build the church facing the town’s plaza. This church still stands today.
  • California’s Gold Rush began in 1842 in the hills southwest of Antelope Valley, located in present-day LA County, when a man named Francisco Lopez found gold flakes clinging to the roots of wild onions.
  • University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are both located in LA County. USC is the largest university in the county by number of degrees awarded (15,466) and UCLA comes in second (12,961).

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