Living in Los Angeles, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Los Angeles SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
4

Los Angeles, CA Crime Report

131,393
Total Crimes
3,260.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
26.95%
Above National Average

Los Angeles, CA Cost Of Living

148
Los Angeles's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average

Los Angeles, California Info Snack

Los Angeles (/ls ændls/ ( listen); Spanish for "The Angels"; Spanish pronunciation: [los axeles]), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a U.S. Census-estimated 2016 population of 3,976,322, it is the second most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populous city in the state of California. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2). The city is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, with 13,131,431 residents, and is part of the larger designated Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area (CSA), the second most populous in the nation with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Population
3,959,657
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
19.1%
Median Home
$599,700
Median Income
$58,385
Median Rent
$1,376

Los Angeles, CA Photos

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Rankings for Los Angeles in California

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4

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8

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Map Of Los Angeles, CA

Population over time in Los Angeles

Year Population % Change
2017 3,959,657 0.3%
2016 3,949,776 0.8%
2015 3,918,872 0.5%
2014 3,900,794 1.0%
2013 3,862,210 0.9%
2012 3,827,261 0.6%
2011 3,804,503 0.6%
2010 3,782,544 0.3%
2009 3,772,486 -
Crime/100k Los Angeles CA USA
Violent Crime 747.6 447.4 368.9
Murder 6.4 4.4 5.0
Robbery 256.3 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 422.2 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2513.0 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 396.8 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1686.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 429.7 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Los Angeles

White
28.5% (1,127,314)
African American
8.6% (340,688)
American Indian
0.2% (6,091)
Asian
11.5% (455,113)
Hawaiian
0.1% (5,754)
Other
0.4% (14,051)
Two Or More
2.2% (87,757)
Hispanic
48.6% (1,922,889)
Race Los Angeles CA USA
White 28.5% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 8.6% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 11.5% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 48.6% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Los Angeles, California

Less than $10,000
6.8% (26,945,913)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (24,586,600)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.0% (39,653,232)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.2% (36,350,597)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (47,220,269)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (62,529,864)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (43,543,822)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.6% (53,880,875)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.4% (25,354,689)
$200,000 or more
9.1% (35,899,832)
Income Los Angeles CA USA
Less than $10,000 6.8% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.0% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.2% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.6% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.4% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 9.1% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Los Angeles

Female
50.4% (1,997,301)
Male
49.6% (1,962,356)
Gender Los Angeles CA USA
Female 50.4% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.6% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Los Angeles for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
14.0% (554,351)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (356,369)
High School / GED
19.0% (752,334)
Some College
18.0% (712,738)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (237,579)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (871,124)
Master's Degree
8.0% (316,772)
Professional Degree
3.0% (118,789)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (39,596)
Education Los Angeles CA USA
< 9th Grade 14.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

17 Reviews & Comments About Los Angeles

Overall User Rating
2.7
/5

Eric Thatcher

I live in Los Angeles. The LA times says CA is #1 in poverty. #1 in wage disparity. We have the highest taxes, a housing shortage { Tiny one bedroom apartment in Silverlake $2995.00 a month } High crime, overcrowded schools. Los Angeles has 31, 513 homeless people nightly. We have the forth worst commute in America at 28.9 minutes taken by 84.2% of the population. CA has 7 of the top 10 cities with the worst air quality. People p**p all over the sidewalks in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

# California! Worst state to live in. Trust me.


HomeSnacks User

A horrible place filled with the most insipid cosmopolitans. soulless drones with only a respect for the mask of others.

the people are awful, destructive bugmen without a conscience. complete hedonic squalor.


HomeSnacks User

There is some crime going on, but it really depends where in LA you're staying at. What I love is that everything is in close proximity so you don't need to go very far. Also, they have so many amazing restaurants to check out and love. There are so many different cultures, and that's what I really like about it.

There is a lot of graffiti and homeless people living in LA, so it makes you not want to go to certain locations. It is also very very overpopulated, and because of this, there is always too much traffic. What should only take 30 minutes to get to, takes over an hour.


HomeSnacks User

The city is terribly dirty and there are homeless people everywhere.

The bugs. At night, it's best to not watch the ground. If you do you will be greeted by hundreds of large insects.


HomeSnacks User

Los Angeles is a great place and it's so beautiful. It's always sunny and there's always something to do. Crime all depends on the area you leave in. I would say be careful period being that this is a huge city.

The bad is that there's so many people here. There's always traffic. The worst is the 405 freeway. The streets are no better.


HomeSnacks User

school life is one of the best moment in my life that teaches me a lot to learn what life is

my all time favorite place is my room only that i like to spen time alone


HomeSnacks User

The city is awful. The government lets the homeless just sleep where ever so there are tons of homeless encampments scattered around the town. The streets smell like pee and there are crazy people everywhere. The schools are trash unless you go to a private school. Crime is awful there is gangs and drug dealing everywhere.

The complete disregard for keeping the city safe and clean.


HomeSnacks User

I had a great fun experience by spending time at the beach, hollywood, and at downtown. the food was awesome and weather was gorgeous as well. The people I met there were really friendly and cool also.

The traffic really stood out as we were spending hours on just commuting daily.


HomeSnacks User

There will be the theft crimes.But the cops will catch the thief within that day.Very good environment.Neat city and pollution will be less than other cities.Education wise also,California is best.

Redwood National Park

. SeaWorld San Diego

General Sherman

Venice Beach

Dante's View - Death Valley

Disneyland

Big Sur Coastline

this are the best place to visit in california


HomeSnacks User

I hated being LA. The people in the city are awful, it's hot, it stinks. I can go on and on. There's nice places with jerky people. There's scummy places with even worse people. Trash in the streets everywhere. Everything is expensive.

Watch out for people trying to hustle you for money and people trying to sell you drugs.


HomeSnacks User

Is very diverse. A lot of things to do and places to go. I love LA.

Bad things are extreme traffic and too many people make things expensive.


HomeSnacks User

The crime is probably a little more than any other city or state. The schools are excellent and there are plenty of things to do in LA such as Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Musuems, Knoxberry Farm, Sea World, etc.

My favorite places to go to was the amusement parks such as Disneyland, Six Flags, Sea World, etc.


HomeSnacks User

Many parts of it are dirty and full of homeless people.

A bad thing is driving in the city of LA with the horrible street conditions.


HomeSnacks User

I hate parts of downtown, Los Angeles. It is so dirty and full of homeless people.

The streets and sidewalks are filled with trash. Doesn't seem like our tax dollars are being used wisely.


HomeSnacks User

Living in Los Angeles is a lot of fun, there is a lot of diversity and a lot of natural hiking trails. The food here is amazing and there is a lot of variety available.

One of my favorite places is the Hollywood sign, you can hike up there or just drive to see the sign. One of the bad things about Los Angeles is it's traffic and parking due to high population.


HomeSnacks User

I've heard so many positive things about LA and I am in love with the idea of all these great people who actually learn/work there. It just inspires me to strive to be the best

The best part is that there is so much scenery and you can find so many great things.


HomeSnacks User

Terrible, it was uncorforatable and even though people claim it is warm it was too cold for me.

The people were the worst, always on their computers doing tech stuff I couldn't stand it.

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