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Los Angeles city, California

Los Angeles city, California
Nickname(s):L.A., The City of Angels, Angeltown, La-La Land
Founded:September 4, 1781
Incorporated:April 4, 1850
- Total:3.792.621 (2010)
- Density:8.086,6/sq mi (3.124,1/sq km)
Area code(s):213, 310, 424, 323, 661, 747, 818
Time zone:PST (UTC-8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
- Total:504 sq mi (1.303 sq km)
- Land:469 sq mi (1.214 sq km)
- Water:35 sq mi (89 sq km)
- % water:6,83 %

Quick information summary of the Los Angeles city area.

Los Angeles city is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 504 square miles. 35 square miles are water areas and 469 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Los Angeles city lies at +34.0193936, -118.4108248 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 3.792.621 living in the Los Angeles city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (49.79%), Some Other Race (23.81%) and Asian (11.26%). Median age is 33 for the males and 35 for the females.

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the United States. It is located in Southern California, occupying an area of 468.6 square miles. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Los Angeles is 3,792,621. The Greater Los Angeles area has approximately 18 million residents, which makes it one of the largest and most populous metropolitan areas in the world.

Los Angeles is often called simply L.A. and has several nicknames, most notably “The City of Angels,” “La La Land” and “Angeltown.” The city got its name after the Spanish word for “the angels.”

With the gross metropolitan product of $735 billion, Los Angeles is the third largest economic center of the world. It is a major global center for business, finance, trade, culture, fashion, education, sports and, of course, entertainment. Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, is the historical center of some of the world’s largest movie studios and home to some of the most famous movie stars. In addition, Los Angeles is a global center of creative industry, with more artists, writers, performers and filmmakers living there than in any other city in the world.

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Statistical data for the Los Angeles city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
1,888,15849.79 %
Black or African American alone
365,1189.63 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
28,2150.74 %
Asian alone
426,95911.26 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,5770.15 %
Some Other Race alone
902,95923.81 %
Two or More races
175,6354.63 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Los Angeles city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Los Angeles city part within the Subdivision
Los Angeles County 9.818.605- Los Angeles city part3.792.621
Los Angeles CCD 2.504.251- Los Angeles city part2.367.129
San Fernando Valley CCD 1.771.545- Los Angeles city part1.425.492

Profile of the Los Angeles city

History of Los Angeles

Los Angeles was first settled in 1781, by a group called Los Pobladores, who called the settlement “La Reyna de los Angeles.” The settlement, or the pueblo, slowly grew and in 1821 became part of Mexico. Alta California was under Mexican Rule until the end of the Mexican-American war, when Americans took control of it as determined by the Treaty of Cahuenga in 1847.

The Southern Pacific Railroad reached Los Angeles in 1876, which provided a much needed boost for the population and the economy. Additional boost for the growth and development came in 1892, with the discovery of oil. Increase in the number of residents in the city put significant strain on the water supply for the city, which was solved in 1913 with the construction of Los Angeles Aqueduct. In the 1920s, more than 80% of the world’s movie industry was concentrated in Los Angeles, which basically saved the city from the ordeal the rest of the country went through during the Great Depression. The city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and continued to grow, even after the World War II, spreading further into San Fernando Valley.

The first ARPANET transmission was sent from UCLA in in 1969, making L.A. one of the birthplaces of Internet. In 1984, the city once again hosted the Summer Olympics.

In 1992, Los Angeles was the site of one of the worst riots in the American history, following the beating of Rodney King by LAPD. In 1997, the city was struck by a strong earthquake, which caused 72 deaths and $12.5 billion in damage. In 2002, San Fernando Valley and Hollywood attempted to secede from Los Angeles, but their efforts were defeated by voters.

Topography and Climate

The topography of Los Angeles is diversified and the city is essentially both flat and hilly. The highest elevation point is Mount Lukens at 5,074 ft. The eastern portion of Santa Monica Mountains stretch from Downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean. There is also the Mt. Washington area which includes some of the hillier parts of the city, such as the Crenshaw district and San Pedro district.

The primary drainage channel is the Los Angeles River, a largely seasonal river, flowing from the Canoga Park to the Port of Long Beach.

The city has subtropical-Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine and an average of only 35 days of precipitation. Pollution and smog are serious problems in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles has more than 80 neighborhoods and districts. It can roughly be divided into Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, the Harbour Area, Greater Hollywood, Wilshire, the Westside, San Fernando Valley and Crescenta Valley. Some of the notable neighborhoods and areas in the city include Westwood, Hollywood, Baldwin Hills, Venice, West Adams, Koreatown, Bel Air, Hollywood Hills, Century City, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and Los Feliz.

Population of Los Angeles

The racial makeup in Los Angeles is 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 28.7% non-Hispanic White, 11.3% Asian, 9.6% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 23.8% some other race and 4.6% two or more races.

In the Hispanic community, the most numerous groups are the Mexicans, followed by Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Puerto Rican, Cuban and others. The largest Asian groups are Filipinos, Koreans, Chinese, Thai, Cambodians, Japanese and Vietnamese.

Los Angeles is home to people from more than 140 countries of the world and 224 languages are spoken in the city. The city has many ethnic enclaves, such as Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Armenia, Historic Filipinotown, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Thai Town and Little Tokyo.

The city is home to approximately 450 gangs, with more than 45,000 gang members, which is why it is often considered to be the “Gang Capital of America.” The most prominent gangs are certainly Crips and Bloods, both hailing from South Central Los Angeles.


The economy of Los Angeles is based on trade, entertainment, technology, aerospace, oil, fashion and tourism. Some of the largest and wealthiest companies based in the city are Northrop Grumman, Occidental Petroleum, Health Net, Tutor Perini, CBRE Group, AECOM, as well as Capital Group, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Fox Entertainment Group, Guess?, Pabst Brewing Company, United Online, Sunkist, Farmers Insurance Group, City National Bank, Herbalife and many more.

Culture Institutions and Arts

The largest cultural and economic entity in Los Angeles is certainly Hollywood, the world’s largest center of movie industry. The city is home to the annual Academy Awards, one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world.

Los Angeles has more museums per capita than any other city in the world. Some of the best museums in the city are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Los Angeles Music Center is one of the largest performing centers in America. It includes the Walt Disney Music Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and it is home of the Los Angeles Opera, center Theatre Group and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Record music industry is also very strong in Los Angeles, from major multinational companies such as Capitol Records to small, independent and DIY labels. Thousands of bands and solo performers started their careers in Los Angeles, from Charles Mingus the 1930s, The Doors and The Byrds in the 1960s, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and Slayer, X and Black Flag in the late 1980s, to Sublime, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Beck and No Doubt in the 1990s, and, more recently, Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5 and Miley Cyrus. Gangsta rap and West Coast hip-hop practically originated in the Los Angeles area, especially Compton, with acts such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and N.W.E.


There are three public universities in Los Angeles - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In addition, there are a number of private institutions of higher learning, such as Syracuse University, University of Southern California, Antioch University’s L.A. campus, Los Angeles Film School, Loyola Marymount University, Marymount College, Occidental College, American Film Institute Conservatory, American Jewish University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy - L.A. campus and many others.


Los Angeles is home of the Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. The largest sports venues are Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, The Forum and Los Angeles Coliseum.


The main airport is Los Angeles International Airport, known as LAX, the third-busiest airport in the USA and the sixth-busiest one in the world.

Statistical data for the Los Angeles city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
1,888,15849.79 %
Black or African American alone
365,1189.63 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
28,2150.74 %
Asian alone
426,95911.26 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,5770.15 %
Some Other Race alone
902,95923.81 %
Two or More races
175,6354.63 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
1,953,79951.52 %
Hispanic or Latino
1,838,82248.48 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
1,953,79951.52 %
White alone
1,086,90855.63 %
Black or African American alone
347,38017.78 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
6,5890.34 %
Asian alone
420,21221.51 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4,3000.22 %
Some Other Race alone
12,0570.62 %
Two or More races
76,3533.91 %
Hispanic or Latino
1,838,82248.48 %
White alone
801,25043.57 %
Black or African American alone
17,7380.96 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
21,6261.18 %
Asian alone
6,7470.37 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1,2770.07 %
Some Other Race alone
890,90248.45 %
Two or More races
99,2825.40 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
807,32661.25 %
Husband-wife family
522,34564.70 %
Other family
284,98135.30 %
Male householder, no wife present
88,05930.90 %
Female householder, no husband present
196,92269.10 %
Nonfamily households
510,84238.75 %
Householder living alone
373,52973.12 %
Householder not living alone
137,31326.88 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Los Angeles city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Los Angeles city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Los Angeles city center


  • Santa Monica Municipal Airport [2.25 mi] [3.63 km]


  • Culver City Fire Department Station 2 [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Mar Vista Branch Los Angeles Public Library [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • City of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 62 [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]
  • Robert Lee Frost Auditorium [0.95 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Culver City Branch of Los Angeles Public Library [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • City of Santa Monica Fire Department Station 5 [2.64 mi] [4.25 km]
  • Fairview Branch Santa Monica Public Library [3.05 mi] [4.9 km]
  • Santa Monica College Library [2.42 mi] [3.89 km]
  • Museum of Flying [2.35 mi] [3.78 km]
  • City of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 94 [3.75 mi] [6.04 km]
  • Culver City Hall [0.85 mi] [1.37 km]


  • Woodlawn Cemetery [3.68 mi] [5.93 km]


  • Culver Community Christian Center [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Culver City Presbyterian Church [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Mar Vista Ward Latter Day Saints Chapel [1.7 mi] [2.73 km]
  • Saint Bernadette Catholic Church [3.99 mi] [6.42 km]
  • Grace Lutheran Church [0.94 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church [3.5 mi] [5.63 km]
  • Sixth Church of Christ Scientist [4.05 mi] [6.51 km]
  • Westside Unity Church [0.78 mi] [1.26 km]
  • Sunset Park Christian Church [3.43 mi] [5.52 km]
  • First Southern Baptist Church [3.49 mi] [5.62 km]
  • Bnai Israel Synagogue [3.81 mi] [6.12 km]
  • Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church [3.15 mi] [5.07 km]
  • Baldwin Hills Baptist Church [3.53 mi] [5.68 km]
  • West Los Angeles Christian Center [0.33 mi] [0.54 km]
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [0.86 mi] [1.39 km]
  • Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church [0.59 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Delaware Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church [3.51 mi] [5.65 km]
  • First African Methodist Episcopal Church [3.67 mi] [5.91 km]


  • City of Culver City [1.24 mi] [2 km]
  • Ballona [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • City of Los Angeles [0.09 mi] [0.15 km]


  • Exit 52 [0.73 mi] [1.17 km]


  • Casa Del Mar Sanitarium (historical) [1.3 mi] [2.09 km]
  • View Park Community Hospital [3.24 mi] [5.22 km]


  • Penmar Golf Course [3 mi] [4.82 km]
  • MGM Studios [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Ocean Park Plaza Shopping Center [2.61 mi] [4.21 km]
  • Santa Monica Business Park [2.36 mi] [3.8 km]
  • Baldwin Hills Shopping Center [3.13 mi] [5.04 km]


  • Los Amigos Park [4.11 mi] [6.62 km]
  • Marine Park [3.26 mi] [5.25 km]
  • Penmar Recreation Center [2.77 mi] [4.46 km]
  • Joslyn Park [4.09 mi] [6.58 km]
  • Coombs Park [0.98 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area [2.71 mi] [4.36 km]
  • Tellefson Park [0.64 mi] [1.03 km]
  • Veterans Memorial Park [0.7 mi] [1.12 km]
  • Jim Gilliam Recreation Center [3.31 mi] [5.32 km]
  • Doctor Carlson Memorial Park [0.83 mi] [1.34 km]
  • Corsair Stadium [3.5 mi] [5.63 km]
  • Blair Hills Park [1.91 mi] [3.07 km]
  • Clover Park [2.65 mi] [4.27 km]
  • Culver City Park [1.49 mi] [2.4 km]
  • Mar Vista Recreation Center [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • Baldwin Hills Village [2.8 mi] [4.5 km]
  • Memorial Park [3.98 mi] [6.41 km]
  • Virginia Avenue Park [3.29 mi] [5.29 km]

Populated Place

  • Mar Vista Houses [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • Mar Vista [1.53 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Baldwin Hills [4.09 mi] [6.58 km]
  • Culver City [0.83 mi] [1.34 km]

Post Office

  • Mar Vista Station Los Angeles Post Office [1.57 mi] [2.53 km]
  • Gateway Station Culver City Post Office [0.82 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Palms Station Los Angeles Post Office [0.39 mi] [0.63 km]


  • West Los Angeles College [1.74 mi] [2.79 km]
  • Ocean Park Child Care Center [4.11 mi] [6.61 km]
  • Walgrove Elementary School [2.52 mi] [4.06 km]
  • Culver City Adult School [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • John Muir Elementary School [3.92 mi] [6.31 km]
  • Culver City Middle School [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Farragut Elementary School [1.05 mi] [1.69 km]
  • Culver City Senior High School [0.95 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Saint Bernadette School [4.02 mi] [6.46 km]
  • Marlton Avenue School [3.95 mi] [6.35 km]
  • Will Rogers Elementary School [3.48 mi] [5.59 km]
  • Hillcrest Drive Elementary School [3.66 mi] [5.89 km]
  • John Adams Middle School [3.43 mi] [5.53 km]
  • La Ballona Elementary School [0.41 mi] [0.65 km]
  • Linda Vista School [1.96 mi] [3.15 km]
  • Mar Vista Elementary School [1.41 mi] [2.26 km]
  • Windward School [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]
  • Charnock Road Elementary School [0.53 mi] [0.85 km]
  • Coliseum Street Elementary School [3.83 mi] [6.17 km]
  • Brown Mackie College - Los Angeles [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles [2.32 mi] [3.73 km]
  • Santa Monica College [3.39 mi] [5.46 km]
  • Grant Elementary School [2.96 mi] [4.76 km]
  • Saint Augustine School [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]
  • Linwood E Howe Elementary School [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • View KK Prep CHT Middle School [2.24 mi] [3.61 km]
  • Baldwin Hills Elementary School [2.63 mi] [4.23 km]
  • Garfield School [3.89 mi] [6.26 km]


  • KTYM-AM (Inglewood) [2.75 mi] [4.42 km]
  • KACE-FM (Inglewood) [2.75 mi] [4.42 km]
  • KSKQ-FM (Long Beach) [2.75 mi] [4.42 km]
  • KSRF-FM (Santa Monica) [1.71 mi] [2.76 km]
  • KWKW-AM (Los Angeles) [3.72 mi] [5.98 km]

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DodgertownLos Angeles90090
DodgertownLos Angeles Dodgers90090
LancasterLake Los Angeles93535
Los AngelesArco90071
Los AngelesArco-plaza90071
Los AngelesAugust F. Haw90051, 90061, 90059, 90044, 90002
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Los AngelesBar Code Term Annex90099
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Los AngelesBicentennial90048
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Los AngelesBulk Mail Center90101
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Los AngelesCimarron90018
Los AngelesCitibank90189
Los AngelesCommerce90091, 90023, 90040, 90022
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Los AngelesDel Valle Finance90015
Los AngelesDockweiler90018, 90007
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Los AngelesEagle Rock90041
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Los AngelesEcho Park90026
Los AngelesEdendale90026
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Los AngelesFirestone Pk90001
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Los AngelesHancock90044
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Los AngelesHighland Park90042
Los AngelesHollywood90027, 90038, 90028, 90068, 90078
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Los AngelesLa Tijera90043
Los AngelesLeimert Park90008
Los AngelesLincoln Heights90031
Los AngelesLincoln Hts90031
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Los AngelesLos Angeles International Ai90009
Los AngelesLos Angls AFB90009
Los AngelesLos Feliz90027
Los AngelesLugo90023
Los AngelesMar Vista90066
Los AngelesMarket90021
Los AngelesMiracle Mile90036
Los AngelesOakwood90004
Los AngelesPalms90034
Los AngelesPico Heights90006
Los AngelesPlaya Vista90045
Los AngelesPreuss90035
Los AngelesRancho Park90064
Los AngelesRimpau90019
Los AngelesRodale Press90103
Los AngelesSanford90005, 90020, 90010
Los AngelesSanta Western90072
Los AngelesShared Firm Zip Code90096
Los AngelesSilver Lake90026
Los AngelesSouth90061
Los AngelesTextile Boxes90079
Los AngelesTextile Finance90015
Los AngelesUCLA90095
Los AngelesUniversity Of Southern Ca90089
Los AngelesVermont90029
Los AngelesVernon90058
Los AngelesVeterans Adm90073
Los AngelesVeterans Admin90073
Los AngelesVeterans Administration90073
Los AngelesVeterans Admn90073
Los AngelesView Park90043
Los AngelesVillage90024
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Los AngelesWestvern90062
Los AngelesWilcox90038
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PalmdaleLake Los Angeles93550, 93591
Playa VistaLos Angeles90094
ResedaLos Angeles91335
West HollywoodLos Angeles90069

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