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East Los Angeles, California - Basic Facts

The East Los Angeles Census Designated Place had a population of 127,468 as of July 1, 2020. 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 34.0239 and longitude -118.172 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the East Los Angeles Census Designated Place 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.


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East Los Angeles, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 127,468 (100%)
Population in Households 127,135 (99.7%)
Population in Families 112,902 (88.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 333 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 17,116
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,551
Average Household Income $59,822
% of Income for Mortgage4 38%
Per Capita Income $14,479
Wealth Index5 42
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 32,464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,087 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,771 (64.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,606 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $419,273
Average Home Value $482,795
Housing Affordability Index3 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 30,858
Average Household Size 4.12
Family Households 25,939
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.07% -0.02%
Households 0.01% -0.12%
Families 0.04% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

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

The table below compares East Los Angeles to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 49 97th
Population Density # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 1203 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 327 21st
Per Capita Income # 1410 7th
Diversity Index # 499 67th

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