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

2000 Census

2010 Census Figures

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.