Foreign Born Population
Origins, Citizenship & Year of Entry
Los Angeles County

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2015 - Based on 5-Year Estimates, 2011-2015

Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Total 3,485,724 100.0%
Entered 2010 or later 200,034 5.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 14,895 0.4%
Not a U.S. citizen 185,139 5.3%
Entered 2000 to 2009 792,334 22.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 176,273 5.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 616,061 17.7%
Entered 1990 to 1999 848,629 24.3%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 360,408 10.3%
Not a U.S. citizen 488,221 14.0%
Entered before 1990 1,644,727 47.2%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 1,156,732 33.2%
Not a U.S. citizen 487,995 14.0%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Europe 171,576 4.9%
Entered 2010 or later 15,966 0.5%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 879 <0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 15,087 0.4%
Entered 2000 to 2009 31,132 0.9%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 10,374 0.3%
Not a U.S. citizen 20,758 0.6%
Entered 1990 to 1999 40,834 1.2%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 30,686 0.9%
Not a U.S. citizen 10,148 0.3%
Entered before 1990 83,644 2.4%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 68,673 2.0%
Not a U.S. citizen 14,971 0.4%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Asia 1,205,231 34.6%
Entered 2010 or later 112,413 3.2%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 8,331 0.2%
Not a U.S. citizen 104,082 3.0%
Entered 2000 to 2009 301,935 8.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 114,561 3.3%
Not a U.S. citizen 187,374 5.4%
Entered 1990 to 1999 269,137 7.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 204,237 5.9%
Not a U.S. citizen 64,900 1.9%
Entered before 1990 521,746 15.0%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 471,062 13.5%
Not a U.S. citizen 50,684 1.5%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Latin America 2,010,244 57.7%
Caribbean 32,097 0.9%
Entered 2010 or later 1,471 <0.1%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 122 <0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 1,349 <0.1%
Entered 2000 to 2009 3,483 0.1%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 1,336 <0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 2,147 0.1%
Entered 1990 to 1999 4,128 0.1%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 2,539 0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 1,589 <0.1%
Entered before 1990 23,015 0.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 18,927 0.5%
Not a U.S. citizen 4,088 0.1%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Central America 1,881,636 54.0%
Mexico 1,358,398 39.0%
Entered 2010 or later 28,901 0.8%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 2,819 0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 26,082 0.7%
Entered 2000 to 2009 274,192 7.9%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 22,302 0.6%
Not a U.S. citizen 251,890 7.2%
Entered 1990 to 1999 372,306 10.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 62,006 1.8%
Not a U.S. citizen 310,300 8.9%
Entered before 1990 682,999 19.6%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 372,589 10.7%
Not a U.S. citizen 310,410 8.9%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Other Central America 523,238 15.0%
Entered 2010 or later 22,710 0.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 1,759 0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 20,951 0.6%
Entered 2000 to 2009 134,765 3.9%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 12,471 0.4%
Not a U.S. citizen 122,294 3.5%
Entered 1990 to 1999 121,213 3.5%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 35,813 1.0%
Not a U.S. citizen 85,400 2.4%
Entered before 1990 244,550 7.0%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 154,108 4.4%
Not a U.S. citizen 90,442 2.6%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
South America 96,511 2.8%
Entered 2010 or later 5,695 0.2%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 342 <0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 5,353 0.2%
Entered 2000 to 2009 21,919 0.6%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 5,937 0.2%
Not a U.S. citizen 15,982 0.5%
Entered 1990 to 1999 20,939 0.6%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 11,481 0.3%
Not a U.S. citizen 9,458 0.3%
Entered before 1990 47,958 1.4%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 38,875 1.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 9,083 0.3%
Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Other areas 98,673 2.8%
Entered 2010 or later 12,878 0.4%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 643 <0.1%
Not a U.S. citizen 12,235 0.4%
Entered 2000 to 2009 24,908 0.7%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 9,292 0.3%
Not a U.S. citizen 15,616 0.4%
Entered 1990 to 1999 20,072 0.6%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 13,646 0.4%
Not a U.S. citizen 6,426 0.2%
Entered before 1990 40,815 1.2%
Naturalized U.S. citizen 32,498 0.9%
Not a U.S. citizen 8,317 0.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey