Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.3.20)

 

AGE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years701,0106.9%
25 to 29 years856,1238.5%
30 to 34 years783,9157.8%
35 to 39 years721,4197.1%
40 to 44 years659,7036.5%
45 to 49 years686,8816.8%
50 to 54 years661,6886.5%
55 to 59 years637,6566.3%
60 to 64 years573,8325.7%
65 to 69 years450,5134.5%
70 to 74 years334,6983.3%
75 to 79 years232,6622.3%
80 to 84 years165,3381.6%
85+ years192,7481.9%

The median age in Los Angeles is 36.7 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White2,072,92451.9%
Black or African American345,8928.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native30,5660.8%
Asian481,96312.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7,0170.2%
Other896,79622.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade366,30613.2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma231,5558.3%
High school graduate (includes GED)528,71019.0%
Some college, no degree476,60617.2%
Associate’s degree178,6346.4%
Bachelor’s degree661,92823.8%
Graduate or professional degree334,22312.0%
High school graduate or higher2,180,10178.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher996,15135.9%
Less than Bachelor’s degree1,781,81164.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0006.8%
$10,000 to $14,9996.2%
$15,000 to $24,99910.0%
$25,000 to $34,9999.2%
$35,000 to $49,99911.9%
$50,000 to $74,99915.8%
$75,000 to $99,99911.0%
$100,000 to $149,99913.6%
$150,000 to $199,9996.4%
$200,000 or more9.1%

Median household income: $58,385

Mean household income: $91,608

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$20,464
High school graduate (includes GED)$26,877
Some college or Associate’s degree$34,896
Bachelor’s degree$53,085
Graduate or professional degree$74,177

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 3,306,842 NA
Never married1,532,08046.3%
Now married (except separated)1,274,91638.6%
Separated79,4092.4%
Widowed151,2254.6%
Divorced269,2128.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line741,29719.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Owner-occupied housing units506,115
Renter-occupied housing units867,749
Single-family detached units563,234
Homeownership rate36.8%
Vacancy rate6.8%
Renters rate63.2%
Average housing value$805,915
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$2,220
Average rent$1,380

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Average income$91,608
Average household size2.82
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force66.4%
Percent disabled10.1%
Percent with health coverage87.2%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)31.4
Percent workers using public transportation9.4%
Percent veterans2.7%
Percent foreign born37.3%
Percent speaking Spanish at home18.9%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Total consumer expenditures per household$79,295.11
Alcoholic beverages$679.73
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$390.58
Beer consumed away from home$114.86
Wine consumed away from home$68.48
Apparel & services$2,384.98
Men’s apparel$463.80
Women’s apparel$803.80
Children’s apparel$341.05
Boys’ apparel$119.50
Girls’ apparel$131.53
Footwear$559.01
Dining out (food away from home)$4,025.05
Dining out – Breakfast$415.64
Dining out – Lunch$1,214.41
Dining out – Dinner$1,900.71
Education$1,854.48
Entertainment / recreation$3,318.00
Club membership fees$267.32
Dating services$0.97
Pet food$240.25
Pet services$68.92
Food consumed at home$5,534.16
Bakery products consumed at home$718.58
Dairy products consumed at home$569.41
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$1,139.20
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,246.62
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$517.60
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,860.35
Health care$5,530.70
Medical services$1,036.66
Nonprescription drugs$130.29
Household Services$2,129.01
Care for the elderly and handicapped$66.89
Lawn and garden services$416.44
Housekeeping services$194.31
PC repair$6.88
Housing$26,327.32
Home improvements$2,409.84
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,794.05
Phone services$1,845.85
Water$704.70
Life and other insurance$408.98
Pensions and social security$8,621.10
Personal care products and services$916.11
Hair care products$118.90
Personal care products$379.43
Local transportation$8,521.66
Gasoline$2,278.44
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,120.87
Travel$2,396.16
Airline fares$645.32
Auto / truck rental on trips$29.97
Lodging on trips$628.30
Food and drink on trips$575.35
Entertainment on trips$195.56

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY (home to LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA)

% with any debt in collections27%
Average debt in collections$1,569
% with medical debt in collections10%
Average medical debt in collections$791
% with student loan debt13%
Average student loan debt$17,482
Average monthly student loan payment$183
% with auto debt27%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

YearPopulationPercent
January 2019104,9665.1%
February 201995,0534.6%
March 201993,8324.5%
April 201984,5284.1%
May 201985,9944.2%
June 201993,6874.5%
July 2019105,2295.0%
August 201999,6504.8%
September 201990,6334.3%
October 201989,9364.3%
November 201986,5594.1%
December 201984,1594.0%
January 202094,4614.5%
February 202097,1074.6%
March 2020133,7906.6%
April 2020402,79820.7%
May 2020404,54821.0%
June 2020401,46220.0%
July 2020380,83218.8%
August 2020343,19017.1%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)