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Birthplace (Nativity) of Population
Los Angeles County, 1990-2015

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and Specific Country of Birth of Foreign-Born Population


Birthplace 2011-2015* 2000 Census 1990 Census
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population 10,038,388 100.0% 9,519,338 100.0% 8,863,164 100.0%
U.S. Native Born 6,552,664 65.3% 6,069,894 63.8% 5,968,098 67.3%
Born in California 5,069,370 50.5% 4,302,278 45.2% 3,608,528 40.7%
Born in Another U.S. State 1,376,481 13.7% 1,681,120 17.7% 2,257,916 25.5%
Born in the Northeast U.S. 360,423 3.6% 409,451 4.3% 510,828 5.8%
Born in the Midwest U.S. 398,089 4.0% 521,741 5.5% 761,096 8.6%
Born in the Southern U.S. 401,542 4.0% 510,809 5.4% 681,068 7.7%
Born in the Western U.S. (Other than California) 216,427 2.2% 239,119 2.5% 304,924 3.4%
Born outside the 50 States 106,813 1.1% 20,858 0.2% 33,162 0.4%
Born in Puerto Rico 10,203 0.1% 13,385 0.1% --- ---
Born in U.S. Islands Areas 7,816 0.1% 7,473 0.1% --- ---
Born Abroad of U.S. Parents 88,794 0.9% 65,638 0.7% 76,599 0.9%
Birthplace 2011-2015* 2000 Census 1990 Census
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Foreign Born 3,485,724 34.7% 3,449,444 36.2% 2,895,066 32.7%
Naturalized U.S. Citizen 1,708,308 17.0% 1,311,755 13.8% --- ---
Europe 110,612 1.1% 113,271 1.2% --- ---
Asia 798,191 8.0% 566,243 5.9% --- ---
Africa 35,739 0.4% 22,478 0.2% --- ---
Oceania 5,737 0.1% 5,127 0.1% --- ---
Latin American / Caribbean 743,426 7.4% 586,964 6.2% --- ---
North America 14,566 0.1% 17,656 0.2% --- ---
Not a Citizen 1,777,416 17.7% 2,137,689 22.5% --- ---
Europe 60,964 0.6% 81,232 0.9% --- ---
Asia 407,040 4.1% 456,046 6.2% --- ---
Africa 19,951 0.2% 20,546 0.2% --- ---
Oceania 7,934 0.1% 7,433 0.1% --- ---
Latin American / Caribbean 1,266,818 12.6% 1,556,085 16.3% --- ---
North America 14,709 0.1% 16,347 0.2% --- ---

* Estimates from U.S. Census American Community Surveys, 5-Year Estimates, 2011-2015

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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