East Los Angeles, CA

Census Place

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Population
119,827
3.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
Median Age
32.3

Poverty Rate
21.2%

Median Household Income
$43,879
3.14% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$375,700
7.59% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
51,645
1.67% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, East Los Angeles, CA had a population of 120k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $43,879. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of East Los Angeles, CA declined from 123,905 to 119,827, a -3.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,544 to $43,879, a 3.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Los Angeles, CA are Other (Hispanic) (51.4%), White (Hispanic) (42.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). 0% of the households in East Los Angeles, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 74.4% of the residents in East Los Angeles, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in East Los Angeles, CA was $375,700, and the homeownership rate was 33.7%. Most people in East Los Angeles, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in East Los Angeles, CA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Los Angeles County, CA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (22.4%), followed by Other (5.83%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Los Angeles County, CA
71.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

East Los Angeles, CA is home to a population of 120k people, from which 74.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 40.9% of East Los Angeles, CA residents were born outside of the country (49.1k people).

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (61.6k people) in East Los Angeles, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.8k White (Hispanic) and 2.44k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Los Angeles, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    61.6k ± 2.44k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50.8k ± 2.54k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.44k ± 469
95.9%
Hispanic Population
115k people

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (61.6k people) in East Los Angeles, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.8k White (Hispanic) and 2.44k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

95.9% of the people in East Los Angeles, CA are hispanic (115k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in East Los Angeles, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
49.1k people
41.3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
51.1k people

As of 2018, 40.9% of East Los Angeles, CA residents (49.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Los Angeles, CA was 41.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in East Los Angeles, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

21
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in East Los Angeles, CA was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in East Los Angeles, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all East Los Angeles, CA residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,083,367 ± 46,962 people
  2. Philippines
    839,299 ± 22,251 people
  3. China
    667,994 ± 19,895 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,083,367 California residents, followed by Philippines with 839,299 and China with 667,994.

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Citizenship

74.4%
2018 Citizenship
73.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 74.4% of East Los Angeles, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in East Los Angeles, CA was 73.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in East Los Angeles, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    393 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    291 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 89

East Los Angeles, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in East Los Angeles, CA is $43,879. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in East Los Angeles, CA was Census Tract 5306.02 with a value of $85,208, followed by Census Tract 5308.02 and Census Tract 5303.02, with respective values of $60,750 and $52,340.

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,156. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of East Los Angeles, CA employs 51.6k people. The largest industries in East Los Angeles, CA are Manufacturing (7,826 people), Retail Trade (6,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,822 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,034), Finance & Insurance ($42,604), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,167).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,879
2018 value
± $1,575
3.14%
1 Year Growth
± 4.84%

Households in East Los Angeles, CA have a median annual income of $43,879, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,544 in 2017, which represents a 3.14% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in East Los Angeles, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,556
Average Male Salary in California
± $756
$62,156
Average Female Salary in California
± $629

In 2019, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California 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 in California
  1. Asian
    $73,480 ± $1,183
  2. White
    $65,253 ± $608
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,888 ± $1,917

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in California.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Los Angeles, CA is from California.
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California
0.5
2018 Wage GINI in California

In 2019, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.144% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5306.02
  2. Census Tract 5308.02
  3. Census Tract 5303.02

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Los Angeles, CA was Census Tract 5306.02 with a value of $85,208, followed by Census Tract 5308.02 and Census Tract 5303.02, with respective values of $60,750 and $52,340.

The following map shows all of the places in East 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

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Los Angeles, CA (25.3k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    24,507 ± 1,058
  2. White
    13,581 ± 801
  3. Other
    10,882 ± 742

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East 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

51.6k
2018 Value
± 1,575
-1.67%
1 Year decline
± 4.29%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in East Los Angeles, CA declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 52.5k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Los Angeles, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,686 people), Production Occupations (6,140 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Los Angeles, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Los Angeles, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,686 people), Production Occupations (6,140 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Los Angeles, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.07 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,667), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,250), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($44,865).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.6k
2018 Value
± 1,575
-1.67%
1 Year decline
± 4.29%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in East Los Angeles, CA declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 52.5k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Los Angeles, CA, are Manufacturing (7,826 people), Retail Trade (6,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Los Angeles, CA, though some of these residents may live in East 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 East Los Angeles, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,826 people), Retail Trade (6,771 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,822 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Los Angeles, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.37 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.68 times), and Construction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,034), Finance & Insurance ($42,604), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,167).

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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. $379B
  2. $199B
  3. $157B

In 2018, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $379B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($199B) and Mixed freight ($157B).

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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$2.18T
2018 Value in California
$5.17T
Projected 2045 Value in California
137% growth

In 2018, total outbound California trade was $2.18T. This is expected to increase 137% to $5.17T 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. $86.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $39.1B

In 2018, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $86.9B, followed by Arizona with $47.9B and Washington and $39.1B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Los Angeles, CA was $375,700 in 2018, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $349,200 to $375,700, a 7.59% increase. The homeownership rate in East Los Angeles, CA is 33.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East Los Angeles, CA have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Los Angeles, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$375,700
2018 Median
± $5,775
$349,200
2017 Median
± $4,443

In 2018, the median property value in East Los Angeles, CA grew to to $375,700 from the previous year's value of $349,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East 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 East Los Angeles, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,879
Median Household Income
± $1,575
31.5k
Number of Households
± 1,056

In 2018, the median household income of the 31.5k households in East Los Angeles, CA grew to $43,879 from the previous year's value of $42,544.

The following chart displays the households in East 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

33.7%
2018 Homeownership
33%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 33.7% of the housing units in East Los Angeles, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 33%.

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

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Los Angeles, CA have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in East Los Angeles, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Public Transit (7.98%)

In 2018, 72.2% of workers in East Los Angeles, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in East 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 East Los Angeles, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

84% of the population of East Los Angeles, CA has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 42.9% on Medicaid, 6.61% on Medicare, 4.48% on non-group plans, and 0.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1,374 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in California
$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

16%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
42.9%
Medicaid
6.61%
Medicare
4.48%
Non-Group
0.29%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Los Angeles, CA declined by 23% from 20.8% to 16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East 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. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

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

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