Central L.A. Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Central L.A.?

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There are 845,788 residents in Central L.A., with a median age of 36. Of this, 51.53% are males and 48.47% are females. US-born citizens make up 58.33% of the resident pool in Central L.A., while non-US-born citizens account for 19.15%. Additionally, 22.53% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 722,276 people in Central L.A. currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 845,788 0.3%
Male Population 435,835 0.2%
Female Population 409,954 0.3%
Male population 51.53%
Female population 48.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36 -0.8%
Citizen US Born 493,319 2.3%
Citizen not US Born 161,933 0.5%
Not Citizen 190,536 -4.8%
Citizen US Born 58.33%
Citizen not US Born 19.15%
Not Citizen 22.53%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 8,516 -9.0%
Moved from Same County 79,490 -4.8%
Moved from Same State 9,974 4.2%
Moved from Different State 18,510 4.0%
Same House as Last Year 722,276 1.0%
Moved from Abroad 1.02%
Moved from Same County 9.48%
Moved from Same State 1.19%
Moved from Different State 2.21%
Same House as Last Year 86.11%

What are the employment statistics in Central L.A.?

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White-collar workers make up 85.56% of the working population in Central L.A., while blue-collar employees account for 14.44%. There are also 91,913 entrepreneurs in Central L.A. (19.24% of the workforce); 320,660 workers employed in private companies (67.13%); and 32,146 people working in governmental institutions (6.73%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 408,685 0.4%
Blue Collar 68,967 -6.0%
White Collar 85.56%
Blue Collar 14.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 91,913 -2.8%
Private Companies 320,660 -1.3%
Governmental Workers 32,146 4.3%
Not for Profit Companies 32,933 9.2%
Self Employees 19.24%
Private Companies 67.13%
Governmental Workers 6.73%
Not for Profit Companies 6.89%

How many households are there in Central L.A.?

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There are a total of 368,837 households in Central L.A., each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 42.94% of these Central L.A. households, while non-family units account for the remaining 57.06%. Additionally, 18.24% of households have children and 81.76% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 368,837 1.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.0%
Family Households 158,387 0.5%
Non-family Households 210,450 2.5%
Family Households 42.94%
Non-family Households 57.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 67,283 -1.9%
Households without Children 301,554 2.4%
Households with Children 18.24%
Households without Children 81.76%

What are the median and average incomes in Central L.A.?

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The average annual household income in Central L.A. is $103,357, while the median household income sits at $50,253 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $65,000, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $53,192. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,098 and $34,052, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $103,357 4.7%
Median Household Income $50,253 2.4%
People below Poverty Level 157,926 -4.2%
People above Poverty Level 664,679 1.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Central L.A.?

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There are 412,929 housing units in Central L.A., and the median year in which these properties were built is 1957. Of the 368,837 occupied housing units in Central L.A., 17.44% are owner-occupied, while 82.56% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.87% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $868,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,587 per month in Central L.A..
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 412,929 1.9%
Median Year Built 1957 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 134,105 -2.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 32,979 -0.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 40,943 1.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 49,043 2.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 48,968 3.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 38,074 5.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 22,788 9.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 21,464 -8.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 24,564 30.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 368,837 1.6%
Owner Occupied 64,326 0.4%
Renter Occupied 304,510 1.9%
Owner Occupied 17.44%
Renter Occupied 82.56%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 44,943 -1.3%
Without Mortgage 19,383 4.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $868,900 6.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $840,500 -0.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,587 4.6%
With Mortgage 69.87%
Without Mortgage 30.13%

What is the level of education in Central L.A.?

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Approximately 24.4% of the population in Central L.A. holds a high school degree (that's 177,963 residents), while 18.67% have attained a college certificate (136,168 locals) and 28.25% have a bachelor's degree (206,065 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 80,445 -2.3%
Some High School 177,963 -3.5%
Some College 136,168 1.4%
Associate Degree 38,946 1.2%
Bachelor's Degree 206,065 3.6%
Graduate Degree 89,894 6.0%
No High School 11.03%
Some High School 24.4%
Some College 18.67%
Associate Degree 5.34%
Bachelor's Degree 28.25%
Graduate Degree 12.32%

What is the marital status of Central L.A. residents?

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A total of 386,818 people in Central L.A. have never been married (which represents 51.25% of the total population), while 261,074 of them are wedded (34.59%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 18,191 (2.41%) and 59,473 (7.88%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 386,818 0.5%
Married 261,074 1.5%
Separated 18,191 -1.9%
Widowed 29,185 -2.7%
Divorced 59,473 -1.2%
Never Married 51.25%
Married 34.59%
Separated 2.41%
Widowed 3.87%
Divorced 7.88%

What are the most common means of transportation in Central L.A.?

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The top three means of transportation people in Central L.A. use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 304,922 residents commute by car, 58,692 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 24,603 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 304,922 -4.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 58,692 -9.9%
Railroad 553 10.6%
Ferryboat 25 56.3%
Bicycle 4,617 -12.1%
Motorcycle 1,404 11.7%
TaxiCab 2,927 -1.3%
Walk 24,603 2.6%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 90004 90005 90006 90010 90012 90013 90014 90015 90016 90017 90018 90019 90020 90021 90026 90027 90028 90029 90034 90035 90036 90038 90039 90046 90048 90057 90068 90069 90071 90079 90090

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