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Photo of Los Angeles area from space at night (largest, brightest spot) tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station, Sep. 23, 2015.

Aslo see: Birthplace (Nativity) of Population in Los Angeles County (all residents)
and Place of Birth Statistics by City (no breakdown by specific place of birth)

People from at least 130 countries are residents of Los Angeles County. In fact, Los Angeles County has the largest foreign-born population of any county in the United States (one of every three residents), including the largest populations from Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Islands. The largest communities outside their homeland of Mexicans, Koreans, Filipinos, Armenians, Salvadorans and Guatemalans live here. Additionally, the largest concentrations of people in the United States born in Iran, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Cambodia, Thailand, Lebanon, Belize, Indonesia, Syria, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Netherlands, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Fiji, New Zealand and Kuwaiti make Los Angeles County their home.



Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
TOTAL 3,456,906 3,489,888
EUROPE 170,757 172,382
Northern Europe 41,713 39,821
United Kingdom 31,806 29,887
United Kingdom (excluding England & Scotland) 14,362 11,495
United Kingdom (England) 15,365 16,390
United Kingdom (Scotland) 2,079 2,002
Ireland 3,000 2,964
Denmark 1,405 1,864
Norway 928 823
Sweden 3,681 2,852
Other Northern Europe 893 1,431
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Western Europe 36,375 39,373
Austria 2,183 3,361
Belgium 1,514 1,972
France 10,518 9,003
Germany 16,668 18,886
Netherlands 3,638 4,109
Switzerland 1,774 2,042
Other Western Europe 80 0
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Southern Europe 19,251 19,168
Greece 3,947 5,594
Italy 9,477 7,876
Portugal 1,603 2,231
Azores Islands 233 N/A
Spain 4,097 3,359
Other Southern Europe 127 108
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Eastern Europe 72,959 73,887
Albania 390 586
Belarus 2,329 2,352
Bulgaria 3,341 2,650
Croatia 1,830 2,086
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic & Slovakia) 2,515 2,076
Hungary 4,001 4,158
Latvia 1,094 588
Lithuania 1,604 1,346
Macedonia 242 99
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Moldova 1,559 1,444
Poland 6,223 5,507
Romania 5,591 6,839
Russia 20,419 22,028
Ukraine 15,314 14,507
Bosnia & Herzegovina 472 1,681
Serbia 1,111 1,576
Other Eastern Europe 4,924 2,741
Europe, not elsewhere classified 459 133
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
ASIA 1,228,564 1,168,150
Eastern Asia 475,462 450,280
China (except Hong Kong) 192,359 152,776
Hong Kong 27,340 27,472
Taiwan 66,374 64,740
Japan 36,660 36,375
Korea 150,978 167,679
Other Eastern Asia 1,751 1,238
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
South Central Asia 201,764 168,509
Afghanistan 2,235 2,136
Bangladesh 6,395 4,813
India 61,536 47,854
Iran 110,420 99,973
Kazakhstan 1,034 534
Nepal 2,196 594
Pakistan 9,743 5,621
Sri Lanka 5,041 4,978
Uzbekistan 2,193 1,428
Other South Central Asia 971 578
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
South Eastern Asia 412,557 413,835
Cambodia 22,773 25,360
Indonesia 14,245 14,715
Laos 2,699 3,198
Malaysia 3,706 3,402
Burma 7,365 8,016
Philippines 239,873 229,743
Singapore 2,538 2,013
Thailand 21,221 22,789
Vietnam 98,049 104,536
Other South Eastern Asia 88 63
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Western Asia 136,977 133,507
Iraq 7,048 5,301
Israel 14,670 14,503
Jordan 3,469 2,610
Kuwait 2,120 1,576
Lebanon 16,690 17,741
Saudi Arabia 2,565 1,205
Syria 12,786 12,548
Yemen 83 39
Turkey 5,990 5,537
Armenia 65,340 66,683
Other Western Asia 6,216 5,764
Asia, not elsewhere classified 1,804 2,019
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
AFRICA 56,753 53,539
Eastern Africa 14,460 12,660
Eritrea 960 927
Ethiopia 7,285 6,025
Kenya 2,423 2,325
Somalia 192 N/A
Other Eastern Africa 3,600 3,383
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Middle Africa 2,281 834
Cameroon 1,374 196
Other Middle Africa 907 638
Northern Africa 17,884 18,668
Egypt 13,058 14,780
Morocco 2,588 1,980
Sudan 734 712
Other Northern Africa 1,504 1,196
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Southern Africa 5,112 4,971
South Africa 5,056 4,971
Other Southern Africa 56 0
Western Africa 15,176 13,371
Cabo Verde 69 0
Ghana 2,399 3,685
Liberia 495 423
Nigeria 10,371 7,249
Sierra Leone 699 277
Other Western Africa 1,143 1,737
Africa, not elsewhere classified 1,840 3,035
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
OCEANIA 14,326 14,596
Australia & New Zealand Subregion 8,069 8,007
Australia 6,263 6,254
Other Australian & New Zealand Subregion 1,806 1,753
Fiji 2,148 2,864
Oceania, not elsewhere classified 4,109 3,725
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
AMERICAS 1,986,506 2,081,221
Caribbean 31,144 32,666
Bahamas 181 103
Barbados 432 297
Cuba 17,089 23,027
Dominica 127 71
Dominican Republic 2,207 1,300
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Grenada 195 0
Haiti 1,404 935
Jamaica 5,851 3,835
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 71 69
Trinidad & Tobago 2,388 1,703
West Indies 381 403
Other Caribbean 818 923
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Central America 1,831,787 1,925,168
Mexico 1,307,550 1,400,604
Belize 12,947 12,000
Costa Rica 5,266 4,992
El Salvador 268,699 263,878
Guatemala 174,712 176,263
Honduras 33,743 32,628
Nicaragua 24,974 30,109
Panama 2,933 2,481
Other Central America 963 2,213
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
South America 94,217 94,010
Argentina 12,660 12,993
Bolivia 3,610 3,503
Brazil 10,664 9,883
Chile 5,410 8,047
Colombia 17,077 17,924
Ecuador 11,590 12,604
Guyana 1,389 716
Geography 2018 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Peru 26,084 24,029
Uruguay 1,162 1,457
Venezuela 3,314 2,256
Other South America 1,257 598
Northern America 29,358 29,377
Canada 29,201 29,166
Other Northern America 157 211

* Estimates from U.S. Census American Community Surveys: 5-Year estimates, 2014-2018, for 2018 and 1-Year "point-in-time" estimate for 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau