Downtown Los Angeles

Population




  • 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




Income


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.




Education




  • 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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