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Social Characteristics of Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, CA Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    3,242,391
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    2,174,805
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    67.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    1,015,143
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    31.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    1,442,408
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    44.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    669,956
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    20.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    221,685
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    6.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    92,031
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    510,712
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    15.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    253,156
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    7.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    1,067,586
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    32.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    829,922
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    25.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    262,154
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    8.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    1,166,650
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    36.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    807,500
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    24.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    3.02
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.69
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    9,798,502
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    3,242,391
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    33.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    1,440,980
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    14.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    3,194,364
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    32.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    1,222,846
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    12.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    697,921
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    226,109
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    3,930,301
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    1,760,407
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    44.8%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,736,412
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    44.2%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    82,666
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    80,192
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    270,624
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    4,119,016
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    1,572,494
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    38.2%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,681,112
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    40.8%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    130,925
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    3.2%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    323,679
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    7.9%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    410,806
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    10.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    127,169
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    49,937
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    39.3%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    32
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    48
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    19
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    76
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    30
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    328,126
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    80,924
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    24.7%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    15,863
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    18,973
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12,285
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    3.7%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    33,803
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    80,924
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    51,195
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    63.3%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    56,894
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    70.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    2,779,216
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    161,783
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    129,755
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    1,018,213
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    36.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    597,696
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    21.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    871,769
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    31.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    6,557,746
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    892,213
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    13.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    628,030
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    1,347,268
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    20.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    1,281,167
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    19.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    447,805
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    6.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    1,281,851
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    19.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    679,412
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    10.4%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    76.8%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    29.9%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    7,622,923
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    317,507
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    4.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    9,902,803
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    947,099
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    2,343,406
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    66,377
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    6,437,624
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    458,795
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    1,121,773
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    421,927
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    37.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    9,855,991
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    8,542,923
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    86.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    1,243,591
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    12.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    1,029,224
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    10.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    214,367
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    118,303
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    96,064
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    69,477
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    9,974,203
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    6,489,853
  • Percentage of Native persons
    65.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    6,387,248
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    64.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    4,993,990
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    50.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    1,393,258
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    14.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    102,605
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    3,484,350
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    34.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    3,484,350
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    1,672,779
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    48.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    1,811,571
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    52.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    3,586,955
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    102,605
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    102605%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7,737
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94,868
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    92.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    3,484,350
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    141,491
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    4.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    3,342,859
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    95.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    3,484,323
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    172,245
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    1,191,920
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    34.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    54,798
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    13,665
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    2,022,233
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    58.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    29,462
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    9,329,565
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    4,032,116
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    43.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    5,297,449
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    56.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    2,407,270
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    25.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    3,678,805
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    39.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    1,656,302
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    17.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    506,679
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    193,261
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    1,012,082
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    10.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    526,144
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    5.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    99,883
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    31,563
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    9,974,203
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    280,543
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    77,800
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    16,953
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    25,790
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    58,637
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    353,996
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    3.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    121,784
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    18,823
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    488,660
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    30,388
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    33,765
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    403,265
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    4.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    262,650
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    13,920
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    58,319
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    123,990
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    20,327
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    150,883
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    35,538
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    80,861
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    4,802
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    102,913
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    64,025
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    14,137
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    24,048
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    26,261
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    35,570
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.4%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.