Los Angeles county, Southern California 2017-05-11T02:23:29-07:00

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Los Angeles County is one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850. The county originally included parts of what are now Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties. As the population increased, sections were split off to organize San Bernardino County in 1853, Kern County in 1866, and Orange County in 1889.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,751 square miles (12,310 km2), of which 4,058 square miles (10,510 km2) is land and 693 square miles (1,790 km2) (15%) is water. Los Angeles County borders 70 miles (110 km) of coast on the Pacific Ocean and encompasses mountain ranges, valleys, forests, islands, lakes, rivers, and desert.
Los Angeles County had a population of 9,818,605 in the 2010 United States Census. The racial makeup of Los Angeles County was 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.
Non-Hispanic whites numbered 2,728,321, or 28% of the population. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race numbered 4,687,889 (48%); 36% of Los Angeles County’s population was of Mexican ancestry; 3.7% Salvadoran, and 2.2% Guatemalan heritage.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,189, and the median income for a family was $46,452. Males had a median income of $36,299 versus $30,981 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,683. There are 14.4% of families living below the poverty line and 17.9% of the population, including 24.2% of under 18 and 10.5% of those over 64. Los Angeles County has the highest number of millionaires of any county in the nation, totaling 261,081 households as of 2007.
In 2000, there were hundreds of Christian churches, 202 Jewish synagogues, 145 Buddhist temples, 48 Muslim mosques, 44 Bahai worship centers, 37 Hindu temples, 28 Tenrikyo churches and fellowships, 16 Shinto worship centers, and 14 Sikh gurdwaras in the county. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has approximately 5 million members and is the largest in the United States.

Los Angeles

Area
Total: 503 sq mi
Land: 469 sq mi
Water: 34 sq mi

Population (2016)
Total: 4,030,904
Density: 8,282/sq mi

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Beverly Hills

Area
Total: 5.710 sq mi
Land: 5.708 sq mi
Water: 0.002 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 34,109
Density: 6000/sq mi

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Malibu

Area
Total: 19.828 sq mi
Land: 19.785 sq mi
Water: 0.043 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 12,645
Density: 640/sq mi

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Santa Monica

Area
Total: 8.416 sq mi
Land: 8.415 sq mi
Water: 0.001 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 89,736
Density: 11,000/sq mi

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Long Beach

Long Beach

Area
Total: 51.437 sq mi
Land: 50.293 sq mi
Water: 1.144 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 462,257
Density: 9,000/sq mi

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Palmdale

Palmdale

Area
Total: 106.216 sq mi
Land: 105.961 sq mi
Water: 0.255 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 152,750
Density: 1,400/sq mi

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Lancaster

Lancaster

Area
Total: 94.547 sq mi
Land: 94.276 sq mi
Water: 0.271 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 156,633
Density: 1,700/sq mi

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Pasadena

Pasadena

Area
Total: 23.128 sq mi
Land: 22.970 sq mi
Water: 0.158 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 137,122
Density: 5,900/sq mi

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Whittier

Whittier

Area
Total: 14.716 sq mi
Land: 14.7 sq mi
Water: 0.016 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 85,331
Density: 5,800/sq mi

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Area
Total: 11.133 sq mi
Land: 10.925 sq mi
Water: 0.208 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 56,364
Density: 5,100/sq mi

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Glendale

Glendale

Area
Total: 30.583 sq mi
Land: 30.453 sq mi
Water: 0.130 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 191,719
Density: 6,300/sq mi

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Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

Area
Households: 25,255
City: Los Angeles
ZIP Code: 91403, 91423, 91495

Population (2010)
Total: 52,677
Density: N/A

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Pomona

Pomona

Area
Total: 22.964 sq mi
Land: 22.952 sq mi
Water: 0.012 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 149,058
Density: 6,500/sq mi

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West Covina

West Covina

Area
Total: 16.090 sq mi
Land: 16.041 sq mi
Water: 0.049 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 106,098
Density: 6,600/sq mi

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Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar

Area
Total: 14.885 sq mi
Land: 14.880 sq mi
Water: 0.005 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 55,544
Density: 3,700/sq mi

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Downey

Downey

Area
Total: 12.568 sq mi
Land: 12.408 sq mi
Water: 0.160 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 111,772
Density: 8,900/sq mi

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Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

Area
Households: 29,119
City: Los Angeles
ZIP Code: 93164, 93167

Population (2008)
Total: 59,661
Density: N/A

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Encino

Encino

Area
Elevation: 774 ft
City: Los Angeles
ZIP Code: 91316, 91436

Population (2008)
Total: 44,581
Density: 4,692

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Canyon Country

Canyon Country

Area
Elevation: 1,529 ft
City: Santa Clarita
ZIP Code: 91351

Population (2010)
Total: 59,530
Density: N/A

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Northridge

Northridge

Area
Total: 9.47 sq mi
Land: 9.47 sq mi
Water: 0 sq mi

Population (2000)
Total: 57,561
Density: 6,078/sq mi

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Valencia

Valencia

Area
Elevation: 1,017 ft
City: Santa Clarita
ZIP Code: 91354, 91355, 91385

Population (2010)
Total: 61,327
Density: N/A

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Torrance

Torrance

Area
Total: 20.553 sq mi
Land: 20.478 sq mi
Water: 0.075 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 145,438
Density: 7,100/sq mi

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Burbank

Burbank

Area
Total: 17.380 sq mi
Land: 17.341 sq mi
Water: 0.038 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 103,340
Density: 5,900/sq mi

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Covina

Covina

Area
Total: 7.041 sq mi
Land: 7.026 sq mi
Water: 0.015 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 47,796
Density: 6,800/sq mi

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Lomita

Lomita

Area
Total: 1.911 sq mi
Land: 1.911 sq mi
Water: 0 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 20,256
Density: 11,000/sq mi

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Area
Total: 3.941 sq mi
Land: 3.937 sq mi
Water: 0.004 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 35,135
Density: 8,900/sq mi

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Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach

Area
Total: 1.427 sq mi
Land: 1.427 sq mi
Water: 0 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 19,506
Density: 13,669/sq mi

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Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach

Area
Total: 6.208 sq mi
Land: 6.198 sq mi
Water: 0.010 sq mi

Population (2010)
Total: 66,748
Density: 11,000/sq mi

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