Los Angeles, CA

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Population

4M

0.589% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$60,197

10.6% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

2.05M

2.96% growth

Median Property Value

$647,000

9.01% growth

About

In 2017, Los Angeles, CA had a population of 4M people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $60,197. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Los Angeles, CA grew from 3.98M to 4M, a 0.589% increase and its median household income grew from $54,432 to $60,197, a 10.6% increase.

The population of Los Angeles, CA is 48.9% Hispanic or Latino, 28.1% White Alone, and 11.4% Asian Alone. 59.9% of the people in Los Angeles, CA speak a non-English language, and 80.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Los Angeles, CA are University of Southern California (15,664 degrees awarded in 2016), University of California-Los Angeles (12,961 degrees), and California State University-Northridge (9,890 degrees).

The median property value in Los Angeles, CA is $647,000, and the homeownership rate is 36.6%. Most people in Los Angeles, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Los Angeles, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Los Angeles, CA employs 2.05M people. The largest industries in Los Angeles, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (239,388 people), Retail Trade (199,522 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (187,871 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,400), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,275), and Information ($66,678).

Median household income in Los Angeles, CA is $60,197. Males in Los Angeles, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Los Angeles, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,197

2017 value

± $785

10.6%

1 Year Growth

± 2.08%

Households in Los Angeles, CA have a median annual income of $60,197, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,432 in 2016, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in Los Angeles, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Los Angeles, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Los Angeles, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Los Angeles, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Los Angeles, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2624

  2. Census Tract 2626.01

  3. Census Tract 2623.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Los Angeles, CA was Census Tract 2624 with a value of $248,750, followed by Census Tract 2626.01 and Census Tract 2623.01, with respective values of $215,625 and $208,580.

The following map shows all of the places in Los Angeles, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Los Angeles, CA (790k out of 3.88M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    491,448 ± 4,555

  2. White

    353,347 ± 4,077

  3. Other

    247,947 ± 3,370

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Los Angeles, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.05M

2017 Value

± 23,511

2.96%

1 Year growth

± 1.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Los Angeles, CA grew at a rate of 2.96%, from 1.99M employees to 2.05M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Los Angeles, CA, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (121,525 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (87,193 people), and Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (64,809 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Los Angeles, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Los Angeles, CA, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (121,525 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (87,193 people), and Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (64,809 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Los Angeles, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile, Apparel, & Furnishings Workers (4.33 times higher than expected), Entertainers & Performers, Sports, & Related Workers (4.33 times), and Media & Communication Equipment Workers (2.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($92,308), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,821), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,300).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.05M

2017 Value

± 23,511

2.96%

1 Year growth

± 1.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Los Angeles, CA grew at a rate of 2.96%, from 1.99M employees to 2.05M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Los Angeles, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (239,388 people), Retail Trade (199,522 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (187,871 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Los Angeles, CA, though some of these residents may live in Los Angeles, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Los Angeles, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (239,388 people), Retail Trade (199,522 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (187,871 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Los Angeles, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.88 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.8 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,400), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,275), and Information ($66,678).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of Los Angeles, CA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 29.9% on Medicaid, 7.21% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.627% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Los Angeles, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

29.9%

Medicaid

7.21%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

0.627%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Los Angeles, CA declined by 7.55% from 11.3% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Los Angeles, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Los Angeles, CA is home to a population of 4M people, from which 80.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 37.1% of Los Angeles, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Los Angeles, CA is composed of 1.96M Hispanic or Latino residents (48.9%), 1.12M White Alone residents (28.1%), 456k Asian Alone residents (11.4%), 349k Black or African American Alone residents (8.73%), 89.1k Two or More Races residents (2.23%), 14k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.349%), 5.17k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.129%), and 4.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Los Angeles, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,591,542 speakers), Korean (96,758 speakers), and Tagalog (92,598 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Los Angeles, CA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Los Angeles, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Los Angeles, CA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

37.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

37.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 37.1% of Los Angeles, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Los Angeles, CA was 37.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Los Angeles, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 Los Angeles, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

80.6%

2017 Citizenship

80.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80.6% of Los Angeles, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Los Angeles, CA was 80.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.96M ± 39.9k

  2. White Alone

    1.12M ± 16.6k

  3. Asian Alone

    456k ± 15.2k

In 2017, there were 1.74 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.96M people) in Los Angeles, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12M White Alone and 456k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Los Angeles, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,591,542 speakers (42.8%)

  2. Korean

    96,758 speakers (2.6%)

  3. Tagalog

    92,598 speakers (2.49%)

59.9% of Los Angeles, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Los Angeles, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 42.8% of the overall population of Los Angeles, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.6% speak Korean and 2.49% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    27,880 ± 2,215

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    15,343 ± 2,060

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,948 ± 1,547

Los Angeles, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Los Angeles, CA awarded 75,386 degrees. The student population of Los Angeles, CA is skewed towards women, with 128,440 male students and 163,925 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Los Angeles, CA are Hispanic or Latino (23,041 and 35.1%), followed by White (20,490 and 31.2%), Asian (11,502 and 17.5%), and Black or African American (4,633 and 7.05%).

The largest universities in Los Angeles, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern California (15,664 and 20.8%), University of California-Los Angeles (12,961 and 17.2%), and California State University-Northridge (9,890 and 13.1%).

The most popular majors in Los Angeles, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (5,139 and 6.82%), General Business Administration & Management (4,667 and 6.19%), and General Psychology (2,352 and 3.12%).

The median tuition costs in Los Angeles, CA are $32,837 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,797 degrees awarded

  2. 1,981 degrees awarded

  3. 1,804 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Los Angeles, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 2,797 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Los Angeles, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 15,664 degrees awarded

  2. 12,961 degrees awarded

  3. 9,890 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$32,837

Median Private

In 2016, the Los Angeles, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern California with 15,664 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

31,441

Degrees Awarded to Men

43,945

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 31,441 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Los Angeles, CA, which is 0.715 times less than the 43,945 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Los Angeles, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    23,041 degrees awarded

  2. White

    20,490 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    11,502 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Los Angeles, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 23,041 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 20,490 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Los Angeles, CA was $647,000 in 2017, which is 2.97 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $593,500 to $647,000, a 9.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Los Angeles, CA is 36.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Los Angeles, CA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Los Angeles, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,197

Median Household Income

± $785

1.38M

Number of Households

± 17,831

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.38M households in Los Angeles, CA grew to $60,197 from the previous year's value of $54,432.

The following chart displays the households in Los Angeles, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$647,000

2017 Median

± $5,232

$593,500

2016 Median

± $6,545

In 2017, the median property value in Los Angeles, CA grew to to $647,000 from the previous year's value of $593,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Los Angeles, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Los Angeles, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Los Angeles, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Los Angeles, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.6%

2017 Homeownership

35.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.6% of the housing units in Los Angeles, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Los Angeles, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Los Angeles, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Los Angeles, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Los Angeles, CA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Los Angeles, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.11%

  3. Public Transit

    8.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Los Angeles, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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