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Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
3,959,660
Los Angeles Population7
$
42,140
Median Income6
7.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Los Angeles' aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 11%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

35.4
Median Age7
5.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Los Angeles residents are predominantly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 6.0% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 40.9%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Los Angeles is almost never cold and rarely hot and there is little rain and no snow. There is at least some rain 35 days per year and an average temperature of 73°F in July

Weather

10
%
Chance of Rain12
72
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Los Angeles increased by 69% since 2010 which is 26% higher than the national average and 5% lower than the state average

Rent

$
3,500
Monthly Average13
63
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Los Angeles is a somewhat low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 38% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
9.5
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Los Angeles has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Continental and Los Angeles County

Income

23.9
%
<$25,0006
16.1
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Los Angeles is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor28 Eric Garcetti
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jimmy Gomez
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, L A Downtown Medical Center, Llc, is 6.6 miles from the center of Los Angeles, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - West Los Angeles Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, USC Norris Cancer Hospital-Keck Medical Center of USC, is 3.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#82 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#43 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
#61 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades33
 

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