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East Los Angeles, California - Basic Facts

The East Los Angeles Census Designated Place had a population of 128,884 as of July 1, 2016. East Los Angeles ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Los Angeles is located at latitude 34.0315 and longitude -118.1686 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the East Los Angeles Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 200 feet.

The East Los Angeles Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408711) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The East Los Angeles Census Designated Place is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Los Angeles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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East Los Angeles, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 128,884
Population in Households 128,552
Population in Familes 114,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 17,299
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 31,125
Average Household Size 4.13
Family Households 26,140
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 32,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,563 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,562 (62.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,790 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $344,715
Average Home Value $370,282


Median Household Income $37,300
Average Household Income $48,155
Per Capita Income $11,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.5%
Households 0.16% 0.4%
Families 0.19% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Los Angeles, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Los Angeles to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 97th
Population Density1 # 13 99th
Diversity Index2 # 484 68th
Median Household Income # 1258 17th
Per Capita Income # 1433 6th

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