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, TeochewEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk6,800
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam11,000
Arab, AlgerianAlgeriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,100
ArgentineArgentinaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic18,818
ArmenianArmeniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox164,635
AustralianAustraliaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious6,552
AustrianAustriaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious3,594
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijanCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Shia2,800
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni7,100
BelarussianBelarusEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,150
FlemishBelgiumEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,550
BelizeanBelizeAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal13,566
BolivianBoliviaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic5,900
BulgarBulgariaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox3,500
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism32,212
ChileanChileAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic7,520
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism399,481
Chinese, (Shanghainese) WuChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesNon-Religious1,800
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic20,622
Costa RicanCosta RicaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic6,432
CroatCroatiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic13,000
CubanCubaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic24,569
DanesDenmarkEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity2,140
EcuadorianEcuadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic15,892
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam31,637

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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.