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Birthplace (Nativity) of Population
Los Angeles County, 2010-2021

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Aslo see:
-- Birthplace (Nativity) of Population in Los Angeles County, 1990 & 2000
-- Place of Birth Statistics by City/Community in Los Angeles County
-- Specific Country of Birth of Foreign-Born Population in Los Angeles County


U.S.-Born Population by U.S. Region of Birth

Percentages are for entire population

Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population (Native & Foreign) 10,019,635 100.0% 10,040,682 100.0% 9,758,256 100.0%
U.S. Native Born 6,665,663 66.5% 6,654,051 66.3% 6,280,433 64.4%
Born in California 5,230,323 52.2% 5,201,093 51.8% 4,714,216 48.3%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Born in Another U.S. State 1,310,445 13.1% 1,331,188 13.3% 1,475,093 15.1%
Born in the Northeast U.S. 356,479 3.6% 359,288 3.6% 377,788 3.9%
Born in the Midwest U.S. 362,647 3.6% 370,946 3.7% 432,847 4.4%
Born in the Southern U.S. 383,507 3.8% 390,182 3.9% 432,751 4.4%
Born in the Western U.S. (Other than California) 207,812 2.1% 210,772 2.1% 231707 2.4%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Born outside the 50 States 124,895 1.2% 121,770 1.2% 91,124 0.9%
Born in Puerto Rico 9,569 0.1% 9,341 0.1% 10,585 0.1%
Born in U.S. Islands Areas 4,960 0.0% 5,205 0.1% 7,980 0.1%
Born Abroad of U.S. Parents 110,366 1.1% 107,224 1.1% 72,559 0.7%

* Annual estimates calculated from data and surveys over a five-year period for the Census American Community Survey.
† No numbers here were specifically collected from households in the 2010 decennial Census. Numbers here are from the Census American Community Survey for 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Foreign-Born Population by Continent of Birth

Percentages are for entire population

Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population (Native & Foreign) 10,019,635 100.0% 10,040,682 100.0% 9,758,256 100.0%
Foreign Born 3,353,972 33.5% 3,386,631 33.7% 3,477,823 35.6%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Naturalized U.S. Citizen 1,804,319 18.0% 1,803,470 18.0% 1,558,091 16.0%
Africa 106,210 1.1% 39,397 0.4% 28,022 0.3%
Asia 834,377 8.3% 838,710 8.4% 719,051 7.4%
Europe 40,742 0.4% 107,735 1.1% 114,526 1.2%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Latin American/ Caribbean 6,643 0.1% 796,772 7.9% 676,577 6.9%
North America (almost entirely Canada) 802,285 8.0% 14,147 0.1% 15,249 0.2%
Oceania 14,057 0.1% 6,696 0.1% 4,666 0.0%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Not U.S. Citizen 1,549,653 15.5% 1,583,161 15.8% 1,919,732 19.7%
Africa 62,619 0.6% 21,738 0.2% 19,462 0.2%
Asia 371,093 3.7% 385,701 3.8% 429,033 4.4%
Europe 21,964 0.2% 64,085 0.6% 64,475 0.7%
Birthplace 2021 Census Est.* 2020 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est.
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Latin American / Caribbean 9,240 0.1% 1,088,334 10.8% 1,383,961 14.2%
North America 1,070,402 10.7% 14,788 0.1% 15,001 0.2%
Oceania 14,335 0.1% 8,515 0.1% 7,800 0.1%

* Annual estimates calculated from data and surveys over a five-year period for the Census American Community Survey.
† No numbers here were specifically collected from households in the 2010 decennial Census. Numbers here are from the Census American Community Survey for 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau