East Los Angeles, CA

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Population

123,905

0.23% decline

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$42,544

3.28% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

52,523

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$349,200

7.71% growth

About

In 2017, East Los Angeles, CA had a population of 124k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $42,544. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of East Los Angeles, CA declined from 124,191 to 123,905, a -0.23% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,193 to $42,544, a 3.28% increase.

The population of East Los Angeles, CA is 96.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.84% White Alone, and 1.14% Asian Alone. 88.3% of the people in East Los Angeles, CA speak a non-English language, and 73.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in East Los Angeles, CA is $349,200, and the homeownership rate is 33%. Most people in East Los Angeles, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in East Los Angeles, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of East Los Angeles, CA employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in East Los Angeles, CA are Manufacturing (8,026 people), Retail Trade (6,642 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,718 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,000), Finance & Insurance ($40,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($40,694).

Median household income in East Los Angeles, CA is $42,544. Males in East Los Angeles, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in East Los Angeles, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,544

2017 value

± $1,477

3.28%

1 Year Growth

± 4.32%

Households in East Los Angeles, CA have a median annual income of $42,544, 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 $41,193 in 2016, which represents a 3.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in East 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 East 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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of East Los Angeles, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 East Los Angeles, CA 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.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 5306.02

  2. Census Tract 5306.01

  3. Census Tract 5303.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Los Angeles, CA was Census Tract 5306.02 with a value of $51,932, followed by Census Tract 5306.01 and Census Tract 5303.01, with respective values of $51,750 and $50,469.

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 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Los Angeles, CA (27.6k out of 123k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    26,856 ± 1,121

  2. White

    15,524 ± 887

  3. Other

    11,303 ± 751

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

52.5k

2017 Value

± 1,582

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 4.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East Los Angeles, CA grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 51.5k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Los Angeles, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,180 people), Production Occupations (6,468 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,325 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 (8,180 people), Production Occupations (6,468 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,325 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 (2.99 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,211), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,634), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,102).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.5k

2017 Value

± 1,582

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 4.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East Los Angeles, CA grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 51.5k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Los Angeles, CA, are Manufacturing (8,026 people), Retail Trade (6,642 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,718 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 (8,026 people), Retail Trade (6,642 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Los Angeles, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.34 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.7 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Los Angeles, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($45,000), Finance & Insurance ($40,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($40,694).

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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

79.2% of the population of East Los Angeles, CA has health coverage, with 29.2% on employee plans, 39.6% on Medicaid, 6.26% on Medicare, 3.81% on non-group plans, and 0.292% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in East 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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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 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

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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%).

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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

20.8%

Uninsured

29.2%

Employer Coverage

39.6%

Medicaid

6.26%

Medicare

3.81%

Non-Group

0.292%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Los Angeles, CA declined by 20.4% from 26.1% to 20.8%.

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. 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

East Los Angeles, CA is home to a population of 124k people, from which 73.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 41.3% of East Los Angeles, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of East Los Angeles, CA is composed of 119k Hispanic or Latino residents (96.4%), 2.27k White Alone residents (1.84%), 1.41k Asian Alone residents (1.14%), 275 Black or African American Alone residents (0.222%), 189 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.153%), 153 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), 99 Two or More Races residents (0.0799%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00404%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in East Los Angeles, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (101,452 speakers), Chinese (426 speakers), and Japanese (105 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in East Los Angeles, CA was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in East Los Angeles, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all East Los Angeles, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 41.3% of East 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 East Los Angeles, CA was 41.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of East Los Angeles, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 East Los Angeles, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

73.6%

2017 Citizenship

72.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 73.6% of East 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 East Los Angeles, CA was 72.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    119k ± 4.06k

  2. White Alone

    2.27k ± 509

  3. Asian Alone

    1.41k ± 345

In 2017, there were 52.6 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (119k people) in East Los Angeles, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k White Alone and 1.41k 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 East 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

    101,452 speakers (87.5%)

  2. Chinese

    426 speakers (0.367%)

  3. Japanese

    105 speakers (0.0905%)

88.3% of East 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 East Los Angeles, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 87.5% of the overall population of East Los Angeles, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.367% speak Chinese and 0.0905% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    365 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    284 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    226 ± 100

East Los Angeles, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Los Angeles, CA was $349,200 in 2017, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $324,200 to $349,200, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in East Los Angeles, CA is 33%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East Los Angeles, CA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in East Los Angeles, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,544

Median Household Income

± $1,477

31.9k

Number of Households

± 1,063

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.9k households in East Los Angeles, CA grew to $42,544 from the previous year's value of $41,193.

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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Housing

Property Value

$349,200

2017 Median

± $4,443

$324,200

2016 Median

± $5,266

In 2017, the median property value in East Los Angeles, CA grew to to $349,200 from the previous year's value of $324,200.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

33%

2017 Homeownership

33.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 33% of the housing units in East Los Angeles, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.1%.

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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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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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Los Angeles, CA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in East 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

    70.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Public Transit

    8.88%

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

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