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East Los Angeles, California - Basic Facts

The East Los Angeles Census Designated Place had a population of 130,286 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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East Los Angeles, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 130,286
Daytime Population: Workers 30,986
Daytime Population: Residents 78,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 109,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 129,953
Population in Familes 115,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 333
Population Density2 17,487
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $38,187
Average Household Income $49,937
Per Capita Income $12,164


Total Housing Units 33,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,727 (32.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,733 (62.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,552 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $367,700
Average Home Value $396,752


Total Households 31,460
Average Household Size 4.13
Family Households 26,417
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.49%
Households 0.29% 0.4%
Families 0.31% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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, 2017 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 Density # 13 99th
Diversity Index # 492 68th
Median Household Income # 1268 16th
Per Capita Income # 1434 5th

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