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County of Los Angeles
Flag of Los Angeles County, California
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Official seal of Los Angeles County, California
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Location of the county in California
Location of the county in California
California's location in the contiguous United States
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Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250
Country United States
State California
RegionSouthern California
Metro areaGreater Los Angeles
FormedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
Named forThe Los Angeles, which was named for Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
County seatLos Angeles
Largest cityLos Angeles
Incorporated cities88
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • Chief executive officerSachi A. Hamai
Area
 • Total4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
 • Land4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
 • Water693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
Highest elevation10,068 ft (3,069 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total9,818,605
 • Estimate 
(2017)[5]
10,163,507
 • Density2,066.64/sq mi (797.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP codes
90001–90899, 91001–93599
FIPS code06-037
GNIS feature ID277283
GDP$664 billion[6]
Websitewww.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States.[7] There are more than 10 million people living there.[8] Its population is larger than that of 41 individual U.S. states. It is the third-biggest metropolitan economy in the world, with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion larger than the GDPs of Belgium, Norway, and Taiwan.[9]

The county seat is the City of Los Angeles.

History

Los Angeles County is one of the first counties of California. It was created at the time of statehood in 1850.[10]

Geography

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has an area of 4,751 square miles (12,310 km2). Of that, 4,058 square miles (10,510 km2) is land and 693 square miles (1,790 km2) (15%) is water.[11]

Los Angeles County includes San Clemente Island and Santa Catalina Island. They are part of the Channel Islands archipelago off the Pacific Coast.

People

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,530
186011,333221.0%
187015,30935.1%
188033,381118.0%
1890101,454203.9%
1900170,29867.9%
1910504,131196.0%
1920936,45585.8%
19302,208,492135.8%
19402,785,64326.1%
19504,151,68749.0%
19606,038,77145.5%
19707,041,98016.6%
19807,477,4216.2%
19908,863,16418.5%
20009,519,3387.4%
20109,818,6053.1%
Est. 201810,105,518[8]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
1790–1960[13] 1900–1990[14]
1990–2000[15] 2010–2018[16]

The 2010 United States Census says that 9,818,605 people lived in Los Angeles County. The people of Los Angeles County were 4,936,599 (50%) White, 1,346,865 (13.7%) Asian, 856,874 (9%) African American, 72,828 (0.7%) Native American, 26,094 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 2,140,632 (21.8%) from other races, and 438,713 (4.5%) from two or more races.

The county has a lot of Asian Americans. It has the most amount of immigrants who are Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Korean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Thai in the world.[17]

Race and ancestry

Population, race, and income (2011)
Total population[18] 9,787,747
White[18] 5,126,367 52.4%
Black or African American[18] 844,048 8.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native[18] 49,329 0.5%
Asian[18] 1,347,782 13.8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander[18] 26,310 0.3%
Some other race[18] 2,064,759 21.1%
Two or more races[18] 329,152 3.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)[19] 4,644,328 47.5%
Per capita income[20] $27,954
Median household income[21] $56,266
Median family income[22] $62,595

The Public Policy Institute of California estimates that in 2008, Los Angeles County had more than 1/3 of California's undocumented immigrants. They are more than ten percent of the population.[23]

Religion

In 2015, there were over 2,000 Christian churches. Most of those churches are Catholic.[1] Roman Catholics are about 40% of the population. 202 Jewish synagogues, 145 Buddhist temples, 48 Muslim mosques, 44 Bahai worship centers, 37 Hindu mandirs, 28 Tenrikyo churches and fellowships, 16 Shinto worship centers, and 14 Sikh gurdwaras are in the county.[24] The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has about 5 million members, and it is the biggest diocese in the United States.

Government

Politics

Overview

Los Angeles County has voted for the Democratic candidate in most of the presidential elections in the past 40 years. It voted for the Democrat in every election since 1988. However, it did vote twice for Dwight Eisenhower (1952, 1956), Richard Nixon (1968, 1972), and Ronald Reagan (1980, 1984). Nixon and Reagan were from California.

Voter registration

Population and registered voters
Total population[18] 9,787,747
Registered voters[26][note 1] 4,865,403 49.7%
Democratic[26] 2,486,479 51.1%
Republican[26] 1,048,507 21.6%
Democratic–Republican spread[26] +1,437,972 +29.5%
Independent[26] 109,055 2.2%
Green[26] 24,534 0.5%
Libertarian[26] 25,808 0.5%
Peace and Freedom[26] 24,950 0.5%
Americans Elect[26] 2,583 0.1%
Other[26] 262,180 5.4%
No party preference[26] 881,307 18.1%

In the United States House of Representatives, Los Angeles County is split between 18 congressional districts:[27] In the California State Senate, Los Angeles County is split between 15 legislative districts:[28] In the California State Assembly, Los Angeles County is split between 24 legislative districts:[29]

Crime

The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Cities by population and crime rates

Other statistics

Crime in 2008 (reported by the sheriff's office or police)[32]

  • Assaults: 5452
  • Auto thefts: 7727
  • Burglaries: 5254
  • Murders: 568 (5.7 per 100,000)
  • Rapes: 582
  • Robberies: 2210
  • Thefts: 9682

Crime in 2013

  • Homicides: 386[33]
  • Thefts: 54,971 [34]
  • Burglaries: 17,606
  • Car Thefts: 15,866[34]
  • Robberies: 10,202
  • Violent Crimes: 20,318[34]
  • Rapes: 843
  • Assaults: 8,976[34]
  • Murders: 297

Economy

See also: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Employment by industry in Los Angeles County (2015)

The entertainment and digital media industry are related to Los Angeles County. All six major movie companies Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios are in the county.

368,500 people work in high-tech in Los Angeles County.[35] 365,000 people work in manufacturing in Los Angeles County.[36]

These big companies have headquarters in Los Angeles County:

Education

Colleges

Universities

Transportation

Major highways

Communities

Cities

There are 88 incorporated cities in Los Angeles County. The 2016 Estimate says the biggest are:[38] Template:Bar graph

Notes

  1. Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  2. Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.

References

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  2. "Board of Supervisors". County of Los Angeles. http://www.lacounty.gov/government/supervisors. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  3. Mount San Antonio in the San Gabriel Mountains, on border with San Bernardino County.
  4. Sea level at the Pacific Ocean.
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