Downtown Los Angeles


  • 27,849 population in 2000, according to the U.S. Census

  • 34,811 population in 2008, based on L.A. Department of City Planning estimates.

  • 207,440 daytime population, according to SCAG estimates.

  • 5.84 square miles

  • 4,770 people per square mile, among the lowest densities for the city of Los Angeles but about average for the county


Household income in thousands of 2000 dollars

  • $15,003 median household income (2008 dollars), low for the city of Los Angeles and low for the county

  • In Los Angeles County, Boyle Heights, Jefferson Park and Westmont have the most similar household incomes.

  • The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less is high for the county.


  • 17.9% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, about average for the city of Los Angeles and about average for the county

  • In Los Angeles County, Quartz Hill, Lakewood and Unincorporated Catalina Island have the nearest percentage of residents 25 and older with a four-year degree.

  • The percentage of residents 25 and older with less than a high school diploma is high for the county.

Housing & Families

  • Average household size of 1.6 people, low for the city of Los Angeles and low for the county

  • Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights and Echo Park have the most similar percentage of homeowners in Los Angeles County.

  • The percentages of never married males, divorced males, widowed males and widowed females are among the county’s highest.

  • There are 411 families headed by single parents. The rate is 13.5%,about average for the city of Los Angeles and about average for the county.

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