Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA



The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA metro area is a 2 county area in southern California. Los Angeles is the most densely populated city in the United States with over 7,500 people per square mile, and is considered to be the most linguistically diverse metro area in the United States. See entire list.

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Total Population: 13,340,068

(An increase of 3.99 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 4,393,914
  • Language Spoken at Home - 6,416,790

[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]

Quick Facts

  • Asian people groups total over 1.5 million with people groups from the American peoples numbering over 2.6 million.

  • 33.5% of the total population are Foreign Born (1st Generation Americans).

  • Home to the largest Vietnamese community in the United States, known as Little Saigon, and home to over 170 Buddhist Temples.

  • Home to the largest Armenian community in the United States, with the majority residing in the Glendale area of the metro.

  • Los Angeles city contains the largest number of ethnic enclaves in the United States. Read more ...

  • Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Little Bangladesh in Mid-City, Los Angeles, Little Moscow inHollywood, Little Tokyo, several Little Saigons, Tehrangeles in West Los Angeles and Thai Town provide examples.

  • A University of California study insists that in Los Angeles County alone 1 in 10 residents are illegal. 63 percent of those undocumented residents are Mexican, 22 percent are from Central America and 8 percent are from the Philippines, China, or Korea.


Profile

Los Angeles is an incredibly diverse city, home to people from over numerous countries who speak a large percentage of all languages spoken in the United States. Ethnic enclave communities like Koreatown, Chinatown, Thai Town, Little Ethiopia and Little Tokyo reveal the Metro Areas diverse multilingual and cultural nature.

Mexicans comprise the largest ethnic group of Latinos, followed by Salvadorans and Guatemalans. The largest Asian people groups include Vietnamese, Filipino (Tagalog speakers) and Koreans, which are mostly concentrated in Koreatown and Historic Filipinotown, respectively. Chinese, Mandarin people also have large presence and can be found in Chinatown and throughout the Metro Area. Both Thaitown and Chinatown are home to many Thai and Cambodian people, while Japanese people live primarily in Little Toyko in downtown Los Angeles. Middle Eastern people groups include Persians in what is known as Tehrangeles and Armenians in Little Armenia.

Los Angeles is an incredibly diverse city, home to people from over numerous countries who speak a large percentage of all languages spoken in the United States. Ethnic enclave communities like Koreatown, Chinatown, Thai Town, Little Ethiopia and Little Tokyo reveal the Metro Areas diverse multilingual and cultural nature.

Mexicans comprise the largest ethnic group of Latinos, followed by Salvadorans and Guatemalans. The largest Asian people groups include Vietnamese, Filipino (Tagalog speakers) and Koreans, which are mostly concentrated in Koreatown and Historic Filipinotown, respectively. Chinese, Mandarin people also have large presence and can be found in Chinatown and throughout the Metro Area. Both Thaitown and Chinatown are home to many Thai and Cambodian people, while Japanese people live primarily in Little Toyko in downtown Los Angeles. Middle Eastern people groups include Persians in what is known as Tehrangeles and Armenians in Little Armenia.

Only a few miles from California’s Disneyland sits a string of Middle Eastern restaurants and shops backed by the Arab American community affectionately called, “Little Arabia.”


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism399,481
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism268,271
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam101,007
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism73,041
Chinese, HokkienTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana58,000
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox53,900
YucatecMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansEthnic Religions50,000
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic45,130
Jew, RussianRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism42,000
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism32,212
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam31,637
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism30,700
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam27,753
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic24,303
IndonesianIndonesiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam19,270
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism19,000
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic18,818
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism18,000
Jew, TehraniIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism13,400
CroatCroatiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic13,000
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam11,000
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox9,217
KannadaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism8,500
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic8,346
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni7,100

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Ethnic Links

Ethnic Changes and Enclaves in Los Angeles - an article with a map on the various ethnic enclaves in Los Angeles and a map showing the various locations of ethnic enclaves.

A Map depicting the Ethnic Diversity of Los Angeles (by Los Angeles Times) - a map using a diversity index to reveal the most diverse neighborhoods and communities in Los Angeles.

Ethnic Enclaves in Southern California - a map depicting the various ethnic enclaves in the metro area.

Purepecha Festival - A yearly festival highlighting the culture, food, and music of the indigenous Purepecha people of Mexico.