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Census Estimates, 2017 and 2010*

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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 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
TOTAL 3,478,829 3,489,888
EUROPE 170,318 172,382
Northern Europe 41,592 39,821
United Kingdom 31,612 29,887
United Kingdom (excluding England & Scotland) 13,862 11,495
United Kingdom (England) 15,428 16,390
United Kingdom (Scotland) 2,322 2,002
Ireland 3,027 2,964
Denmark 1,444 1,864
Norway 876 823
Sweden 3,667 2,852
Other Northern Europe 966 1,431
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Western Europe 35,913 39,373
Austria 2,217 3,361
Belgium 1,405 1,972
France 10,176 9,003
Germany 16,042 18,886
Netherlands 4,054 4,109
Switzerland 1,896 2,042
Other Western Europe 123 0
Southern Europe 19,133 19,168
Greece 4,056 5,594
Italy 9,260 7,876
Portugal 1,666 2,231
Azores Islands 210 N/A
Spain 4,009 3,359
Other Southern Europe 142 108
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Eastern Europe 73,114 73,887
Albania 482 586
Belarus 2,119 2,352
Bulgaria 2,866 2,650
Croatia 1,942 2,086
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic & Slovakia) 2,613 2,076
Hungary 4,380 4,158
Latvia 1,051 588
Lithuania 1,749 1,346
Macedonia 219 99
Moldova 1,359 1,444
Poland 6,298 5,507
Romania 5,856 6,839
Russia 20,865 22,028
Ukraine 15,102 14,507
Bosnia & Herzegovina 580 1,681
Serbia 1,007 1,576
Yugoslavia N/A 3,199
Other Eastern Europe 4,626 2,741
Europe, not elsewhere classified 566 133
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
ASIA 1,227,447 1,168,150
Eastern Asia 472,329 450,280
China (except Hong Kong) 184,320 152,776
Hong Kong 28,206 27,472
Taiwan 67,159 64,740
Japan 36,715 36,375
Korea 154,093 167,679
Other Eastern Asia 1,836 1,238
South Central Asia 198,452 168,509
Afghanistan 2,440 2,136
Bangladesh 6,119 4,813
India 58,320 47,854
Iran 109,902 99,973
Kazakhstan 1,315 534
Nepal 2,326 594
Pakistan 10,015 5,621
Sri Lanka 4,908 4,978
Uzbekistan 2,256 1,428
Other South Central Asia 851 578
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
South Eastern Asia 418,517 413,835
Cambodia 24,401 25,360
Indonesia 14,563 14,715
Laos 2,616 3,198
Malaysia 3,879 3,402
Burma 7,800 8,016
Philippines 240,583 229,743
Singapore 2,358 2,013
Thailand 21,872 22,789
Vietnam 100,369 104,536
Other South Eastern Asia 76 63
Western Asia 136,353 133,507
Iraq 7,061 5,301
Israel 14,744 14,503
Jordan 3,527 2,610
Kuwait 1,802 1,576
Lebanon 17,666 17,741
Saudi Arabia 3,050 1,205
Syria 12,789 12,548
Yemen 83 39
Turkey 5,818 5,537
Armenia 63,152 66,683
Other Western Asia 6,661 5,764
Asia, not elsewhere classified 1,796 2,019
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
AFRICA 56,345 53,539
Eastern Africa 13,875 12,660
Eritrea 852 927
Ethiopia 7,215 6,025
Kenya 2,197 2,325
Somalia 231 N/A
Other Eastern Africa 3,380 3,383
Middle Africa 2,414 834
Cameroon 1,480 196
Other Middle Africa 934 638
Northern Africa 18,059 18,668
Egypt 13,437 14,780
Morocco 2,608 1,980
Sudan 457 712
Other Northern Africa 1,557 1,196
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
Southern Africa 5,249 4,971
South Africa 5,200 4,971
Other Southern Africa 49 0
Western Africa 14,665 13,371
Cabo Verde 76 0
Ghana 1,925 3,685
Liberia 476 423
Nigeria 10,407 7,249
Sierra Leone 778 277
Other Western Africa 1,003 1,737
Africa, not elsewhere classified 2,083 3,035
OCEANIA 13,810 14,596
Australia & New Zealand Subregion 7,625 8,007
Australia 6,107 6,254
Other Australian & New Zealand Subregion 1,518 1,753
Fiji 2,264 2,864
Oceania, not elsewhere classified 3,921 3,725
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
AMERICAS 2,010,909 2,081,221
Bahamas 187 103
Caribbean 31,468 32,666
Barbados 443 297
Cuba 17,213 23,027
Dominica 102 71
Dominican Republic 2,306 1,300
Grenada 167 0
Haiti 1,415 935
Jamaica 5,806 3,835
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 162 69
Trinidad & Tobago 2,633 1,703
West Indies 273 403
Other Caribbean 761 923
Central America 1,852,474 1,925,168
Mexico 1,332,258 1,400,604
Belize 13,688 12,000
Costa Rica 5,215 4,992
El Salvador 263,746 263,878
Guatemala 173,675 176,263
Honduras 34,994 32,628
Nicaragua 25,289 30,109
Panama 2,956 2,481
Other Central America 653 2,213
Geography 2017 Estimate* 2010 Estimate*
South America 97,256 94,010
Argentina 12,918 12,993
Bolivia 3,459 3,503
Brazil 9,960 9,883
Chile 5,960 8,047
Colombia 17,363 17,924
Ecuador 12,778 12,604
Guyana 1,297 716
Peru 27,570 24,029
Uruguay 1,039 1,457
Venezuela 3,447 2,256
Other South America 1,465 598
Northern America 29,711 29,377
Canada 29,494 29,166
Other Northern America 217 211

* Estimates from U.S. Census American Community Surveys: 5-Year estimates, 2013-2017, for 2017 and 1-Year "point-in-time" estimate for 2010.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau