Hispanic or Latino Ethnic Origin
(of Any Race)
Los Angeles County

2010 Census

2000 Census Figures

Hispanic Origin by City and Community

Ethnic Origin Population Percent
Hispanic or Latino 4,687,889 100.00%
Mexican 3,510,677 74.89%
Puerto Rican 44,609 0.95%
Cuban 41,350 0.88%
Dominican Republic 3,609 0.08%
Central American 675,832 14.42%
Costa Rican 9,365 0.20%
Guatemalan 214,939 4.58%
Honduran 42,901 0.92%
Nicaraguan 37,205 0.79%
Panamanian 5,402 0.12%
Salvadoran 358,825 7.65%
Other Central American 7,195 0.15%
South American 118,776 2.53%
Argentinean 19,540 0.42%
Bolivian 4,857 0.10%
Chilean 8,573 0.18%
Colombian 25,272 0.54%
Ecuadorian 19,588 0.42%
Paraguayan 413 0.01%
Peruvian 34,135 0.73%
Uruguayan 1,628 0.03%
Venezuelan 3,279 0.07%
Other South American 1,491 0.03%
Other Hispanic or Latino 293,036 6.25%
Spaniard 30,356 0.65%
Spanish 20,575 0.44%
Spanish American 1,091 0.02%
All other Hispanic or Latino 241,014 5.14%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


A late 19th Century editorial in the Los Angeles Times predicted that the "Mexican" population in Los Angeles would disappear by the early part of the 20th Century.