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Estimated Population of Los Angeles County
Annually, 1971-2021

People at Santa Monica Pier

Crowds of people at the Santa Monica Pier. Photo courtesy of Free-Photos at Pixabay.com.

California & Federal Estimates

Also see:
-- Estimated Population by City in Los Angeles County
-- Historical General Population of Los Angeles County, 1850-present


California Demographic Research Unit Estimates
As of January 1

Year Estimated Population Change From Previous Year (%)
2021 10,044,458 -0.90%
2020 10,135,614 -0.27%
2019 10,163,139 -0.29%
2018 10,192,593 +0.11%
2017 10,181,162 +0.30%
2016 10,150,386 +0.25%
2015 10,124,800 +0.45%
2014 10,078,942 +0.53%
2013 10,025,721 +0.69%
2012 9,956,888 +0.77%
2011 9,881,070 +0.60%
2010* 9,822,121 +0.21%
2009 9,801,096 +0.16%
2008 9,785,474 +0.05%
2007 9,780,808 -0.18%
2006 9,798,609 -0.18%
2005 9,816,153 +0.09%
2004 9,806,944 +0.51%
2003 9,756,914 +0.80%
2002 9,679,212 +0.93%
2001 9,590,080 +1.19%
2000* 9,477,651 +1.58%
1999 9,330,171 +1.13%
1998 9,225,813 +0.86%
1997 9,147,051 +0.46%
1996 9,104,719 +0.01%
1995 9,103,896 +0.10%
1994 9,095,157 +0.25%
1993 9,072,159 +0.71%
1992 9,007,999 +1.12%
1991 8,908,269 +0.86%
1990* 8,832,500 +1.45%
1989 8,706,200 +1.41%
1988 8,585,300 +1.57%
1987 8,452,200 +2.00%
1986 8,286,100 +2.03%
1985 8,121,000 +1.70%
1984 7,985,000 +1.76%
1983 7,846,900 +2.04%
1982 7,689,900 +1.79%
1981 7,554,900 +1.52%
1980 7,441,700 +1.03%
1979 7,365,900 +0.88%
1978 7,301,400 +0.77%
1977 7,250,600 +0.44%
1976 7,219,100 +0.92%
1975 7,153,200 +0.74%
1974 7,101,000 +0.22%
1973 7,085,100 +0.06%
1972 7,080,600 +0.02%
1971 7,079,000 ---

* See full (or dicennial) U.S. Census counts for each year ending in "0."

Source: California Dept. of Finance


U.S. Census Bureau Intercensal Estimates
As of July 1

Year Population Change From Previous Year
2019 10,039,107 -0.35%
2018 10,073,906 -0.29%
2017 10,103,711 -0.02%
2016 10,105,708 +0.20%
2015 10,085,416 +0.45%
2014 10,040,072 +0.48%
2013 9,992,484 +0.57%
2012 9,935,375 +0.60%
2011 9,876,482 +0.54%
2010* 9,823,246 +0.37%
2009 9,787,400 +0.54%
2008 9,735,147 +0.36%
2007 9,700,359 -0.39%
2006 9,737,955 -0.49%
2005 9,786,373 -0.07%
2004 9,793,263 +0.27%
2003 9,767,145 +0.63%
2002 9,705,913 +0.83%
2001 9,626,034 +0.92%
2000* 9,538,191 +1.07%
1999 9,437,290 +1.33%
1998 9,313,589 +1.16%
1997 9,206,538 +0.87%
1996 9,127,042 +0.42%
1995 9,089,015 -0.08%
1994 9,096,608 -0.04%
1993 9,100,159 +0.49%
1992 9,055,424 +1.20%
1991 8,948,125 +0.79%
1990* 8,878,157 +0.96%
1989 8,793,710 +1.45%
1988 8,667,680 +1.33%
1987 8,553,844 +1.91%
1986 8,393,640 +2.58%
1985 8,182,906 +1.76%
1984 8,041,685 +1.52%
1983 7,920,955 +1.98%
1982 7,767,422 +2.08%
1981 7,608,796 +1.36%
1980* 7,506,544 +1.43%
1979 7,401,021 +0.67%
1978 7,351,757 +1.38%
1977 7,251,637 +0.55%
1976 7,211,683 +1.33%
1975 7,116,806 +0.44%
1974 7,085,800 +0.64%
1973 7,040,446 -0.23%
1972 7,056,632 -0.66%
1971 7,103,651 ---

* See full (or dicennial) U.S. Census counts for each year ending in "0."

Intercensal (between census) numbers are census estimates, calculated for each July 1, between full dicennial census counts each tenth year ending in a "0."

Source: U.S. Census Bureau