Los Angeles County, CA

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Population

10.1M

0.571% decline

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$68,093

4.75% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

5M

0.535% growth

Median Property Value

$625,200

6.2% growth

About

In 2018, Los Angeles County, CA had a population of 10.1M people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $68,093. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Los Angeles County, CA declined from 10.2M to 10.1M, a -0.571% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,006 to $68,093, a 4.75% increase.

The population of Los Angeles County, CA is 48.6% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White Alone, and 14.6% Asian Alone. 56.9% of the people in Los Angeles County, CA speak a non-English language, and 83.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Los Angeles County, CA are University of Southern California (16,227 degrees awarded in 2017), University of California-Los Angeles (13,684 degrees), and California State University-Long Beach (10,645 degrees).

The median property value in Los Angeles County, CA is $625,200, and the homeownership rate is 45.3%. Most people in Los Angeles County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Los Angeles County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Los Angeles County, CA employs 5M people. The largest industries in Los Angeles County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (627,692 people), Retail Trade (504,940 people), and Manufacturing (455,551 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,305), Information ($69,945), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,772).

Median household income in Los Angeles County, CA is $68,093. Males in Los Angeles County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Los Angeles County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,093

2018 value

± $802

4.75%

1 Year Growth

± 1.58%

Households in Los Angeles County, CA have a median annual income of $68,093, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,006 in 2017, which represents a 4.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, 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

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 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.

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 Los Angeles County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 7007

  2. Census Tract 2624

  3. Census Tract 2623.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Los Angeles County, CA was Census Tract 7007 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2624 and Census Tract 2623.03, with respective values of $250,001 and $221,635.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Los Angeles County, 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

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Los Angeles County, CA (1.69M out of 9.96M 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 Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,027,849 ± 6,561

  2. White

    790,331 ± 6,166

  3. Other

    472,075 ± 4,780

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Los Angeles County, 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

5M

2018 Value

± 37,214

0.535%

1 Year growth

± 1.04%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Los Angeles County, CA grew at a rate of 0.535%, from 4.97M employees to 5M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Los Angeles County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (582,528 people), Sales & Related Occupations (503,694 people), and Management Occupations (485,898 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Los Angeles County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Los Angeles County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (582,528 people), Sales & Related Occupations (503,694 people), and Management Occupations (485,898 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Los Angeles County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.16 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Los Angeles County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,922), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,623), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,830).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5M

2018 Value

± 37,214

0.535%

1 Year growth

± 1.04%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Los Angeles County, CA grew at a rate of 0.535%, from 4.97M employees to 5M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Los Angeles County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (627,692 people), Retail Trade (504,940 people), and Manufacturing (455,551 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Los Angeles County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Los Angeles County, 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 Los Angeles County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (627,692 people), Retail Trade (504,940 people), and Manufacturing (455,551 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Los Angeles County, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.16 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.53 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Los Angeles County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,305), Information ($69,945), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,772).

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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. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% 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. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

91% of the population of Los Angeles County, CA has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 8.37% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.637% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Los Angeles County, CA 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 1391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 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

1,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1,386 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 neighboring states.

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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 

$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

8.97%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

26.9%

Medicaid

8.37%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.637%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Los Angeles County, CA declined by 6.29% from 9.57% to 8.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Los Angeles County, 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

Los Angeles County, CA is home to a population of 10.1M people, from which 83.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 34.2% of Los Angeles County, CA residents were born outside of the country (3.48M people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Los Angeles County, CA is composed of 4.92M Hispanic or Latino residents (48.6%), 2.62M White Alone residents (25.9%), 1.47M Asian Alone residents (14.6%), 784k Black or African American Alone residents (7.76%), 238k Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 30.8k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.304%), 25.3k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.25%), and 18.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.187%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Los Angeles County, CA are Spanish (3,746,931 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (392,084 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (233,814 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Los Angeles County, CA was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Los Angeles County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Los Angeles County, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.48M people

34.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.47M people

As of 2017, 34.2% of Los Angeles County, CA residents (3.48M people) 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 Los Angeles County, CA was 34.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

83.9%

2018 Citizenship

83.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 83.9% of Los Angeles County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Los Angeles County, CA was 83.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4.92M ± 59.7k

  2. White Alone

    2.62M ± 3.42k

  3. Asian Alone

    1.47M ± 8.14k

In 2018, there were 1.88 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (4.92M people) in Los Angeles County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.62M White Alone and 1.47M 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 Los Angeles County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    3,746,931 speakers (39.4%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    392,084 speakers (4.13%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    233,814 speakers (2.46%)

56.9% of Los Angeles County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Los Angeles County, CA was Spanish. 39.4% of the overall population of Los Angeles County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 4.13% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.46% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    80,846 ± 3,391

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    49,093 ± 3,957

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    29,342 ± 2,989

Los Angeles County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Los Angeles County, CA awarded 175,310 degrees. The student population of Los Angeles County, CA is skewed towards women, with 339,614 male students and 419,658 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Los Angeles County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (66,483 and 41.9%), followed by White (41,869 and 26.4%), Asian (25,608 and 16.1%), and Black or African American (11,135 and 7.01%).

The largest universities in Los Angeles County, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of Southern California (16,227 and 9.26%), University of California-Los Angeles (13,684 and 7.81%), and California State University-Long Beach (10,645 and 6.07%).

The most popular majors in Los Angeles County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (16,444 and 9.38%), General Business Administration & Management (13,767 and 7.85%), and General Psychology (5,917 and 3.38%).

The median tuition costs in Los Angeles County, CA are $36,926 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 6,771 degrees awarded

  2. 3,810 degrees awarded

  3. 2,721 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Los Angeles County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 6,771 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Los Angeles County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 16,227 degrees awarded

  2. 13,684 degrees awarded

  3. 10,645 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$36,926

Median Private

In 2017, the Los Angeles County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Southern California with 16,227 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

72,267

Degrees Awarded to Men

103,043

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 72,267 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Los Angeles County, CA, which is 0.701 times less than the 103,043 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Los Angeles County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    66,483 degrees awarded

  2. White

    41,869 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    25,608 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Los Angeles County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 66,483 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 41,869 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Los Angeles County, CA was $625,200 in 2018, which is 2.72 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $588,700 to $625,200, a 6.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 45.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Los Angeles County, CA have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Los Angeles County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$625,200

2018 Median

± $3,463

$588,700

2017 Median

± $3,462

In 2018, the median property value in Los Angeles County, CA grew to to $625,200 from the previous year's value of $588,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Los Angeles County, 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 Los Angeles County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$68,093

Median Household Income

± $802

3.31M

Number of Households

± 27,900

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.31M households in Los Angeles County, CA grew to $68,093 from the previous year's value of $65,006.

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

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Rent vs Own

45.3%

2018 Homeownership

45.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 45.3% of the housing units in Los Angeles County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.6%.

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

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Los Angeles County, CA have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.16% of the workforce in Los Angeles County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74%

  2. Carpooled

    9.49%

  3. Public Transit

    5.69%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Los Angeles County, CA was Drove Alone (74%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.49%) and those who Public Transit (5.69%).

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 Los Angeles County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Los Angeles County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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