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Foreign Born Residents
Los Angeles County

By Birthplace - 2000 Census

36.2% of all Los Angeles County Residents were foreign-born in the 2000 Census.


34.8% of all foreign-born persons living in Los Angeles County in 2000 entered the U.S. between 1990 and 2000. 65.2% entered the U.S. prior to 1990.


70.9% of native born U.S. citizens in Los Angeles County were born in California.


Birthplace Number of Foreign Born Percentage of All Foreign Born Residents of County
Total 3,449,444 100.00%
Europe 194,503 5.64%
Northern Europe 44,349 1.29%
United Kingdom 32,866 0.95%
Ireland 4,480 0.13%
Sweden 3,162 0.09%
Other Northern Europe 3,841 0.11%
Western Europe 43,918 1.27%
Austria 3,247 0.09%
France 9,397 0.27%
Germany 22,298 0.65%
Netherlands 4,719 0.14%
Other Western Europe 4,257 0.12%
Southern Europe 23,159 0.67%
Greece 6,111 0.18%
Italy 11,305 0.33%
Portugal 1,892 0.05%
Spain 3,703 0.11%
Other Southern Europe 148 0.00%
Eastern Europe 82,805 2.40%
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Rep. & Slovakia) 3,751 0.11%
Hungary 7,285 0.21%
Poland 8,949 0.26%
Romania 8,074 0.23%
Belarus 1,783 0.05%
Russia 19,821 0.57%
Ukraine 15,543 0.45%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 758 0.02%
Yugoslavia 4,425 0.13%
Other Eastern Europe 12,416 0.36%
Europe, n.e.c. 272 0.01%
Asia 1,022,289 29.64%
Eastern Asia 384,265 11.14%
China 196,157 5.69%
China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan 102,461 2.97%
Hong Kong 26,211 0.76%
Taiwan 67,485 1.96%
Japan 41,116 1.19%
Korea 145,669 4.22%
Other Eastern Asia 1,323 0.04%
South Central Asia 145,144 4.21%
Afghanistan 3,108 0.09%
Bangladesh 4,185 0.12%
India 34,330 1.00%
Iran 91,423 2.65%
Pakistan 6,909 0.20%
Other South Central Asia 5,189 0.15%
South Eastern Asia 372,073 10.79%
Cambodia 24,081 0.70%
Indonesia 11,838 0.34%
Laos 3,385 0.10%
Malaysia 3,681 0.11%
Philippines 202,568 5.87%
Thailand 21,980 0.64%
Vietnam 96,029 2.78%
Other South Eastern Asia 8,511 0.25%
Western Asia 119,358 3.46%
Iraq 5,499 0.16%
Israel 14,303 0.41%
Jordan 3,165 0.09%
Lebanon 19,092 0.55%
Syria 11,033 0.32%
Turkey 6,621 0.19%
Armenia 53,394 1.55%
Other Western Asia 6,251 0.18%
Asia, n.e.c. 1,449 0.04%
Africa 43,024 1.25%
Eastern Africa 9,424 0.27%
Ethiopia 4,501 0.13%
Other Eastern Africa 4,923 0.14%
Middle Africa 806 0.02%
Northern Africa 17,195 0.50%
Egypt 13,057 0.38%
Other Northern Africa 4,138 0.12%
Southern Africa 4,190 0.12%
South Africa 4,171 0.12%
Other Southern Africa 19 0.00%
Western Africa 9,359 0.27%
Ghana 1,336 0.04%
Nigeria 6,682 0.19%
Sierra Leone 389 0.01%
Other Western Africa 952 0.03%
Africa, n.e.c. 2,050 0.06%
Oceania 12,560 0.36%
Australia and New Zealand Subregion 5,331 0.15%
Australia 3,906 0.11%
Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion 1,425 0.04%
Melanesia 1,985 0.06%
Micronesia 287 0.01%
Polynesia 4,929 0.14%
Oceania, n.e.c. 28 0.00%
Americas 2,177,052 63.11%
Latin America 2,143,049 62.13%
Caribbean 38,517 1.12%
Barbados 325 0.01%
Cuba 25,907 0.75%
Dominican Republic 1,228 0.04%
Haiti 1,198 0.03%
Jamaica 5,856 0.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 2,329 0.07%
Other Caribbean 1,674 0.05%
Central America 2,012,287 58.34%
Mexico 1,525,157 44.21%
Other Central America 487,130 14.12%
Costa Rica 6,002 0.17%
El Salvador 251,751 7.30%
Guatemala 150,281 100.00%
Honduras 31,486 5.64%
Nicaragua 28,320 1.29%
Panama 4,402 0.95%
Other Central America 14,888 0.13%
South America 92,245 0.09%
Argentina 14,462 0.11%
Bolivia 3,245 1.27%
Brazil 7,258 0.09%
Chile 6,651 0.27%
Colombia 17,187 0.65%
Ecuador 14,441 0.14%
Guyana 1,662 0.12%
Peru 23,121 0.67%
Venezuela 2,002 0.18%
Other South America 2,216 0.33%
Northern America 34,003 0.05%
Canada 33,921 0.11%
Other Northern America 82 0.00%
Born at sea 16 2.40%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau