Foreign Born Population
Origins, Citizenship & Year of Entry
Los Angeles County, 2000 Census

Place of Birth, Citizen Status & Year of Entry into U.S. Number Percent
Total 3,449,444 100.0%
Europe 194,503 5.6%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 59,828 1.7%
Naturalized citizen 12,973 0.4%
Not a citizen 46,855 1.4%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 35,514 1.0%
Naturalized citizen 19,705 0.6%
Not a citizen 15,809 0.5%
Year of entry before 1980 99,161 2.9%
Naturalized citizen 80,593 2.3%
Not a citizen 18,568 0.5%
Asia 1,022,289 29.6%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 368,484 10.7%
Naturalized citizen 80,632 2.3%
Not a citizen 287,852 8.3%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 384,573 11.1%
Naturalized citizen 252,030 7.3%
Not a citizen 132,543 3.8%
Year of entry before 1980 269,232 7.8%
Naturalized citizen 233,581 6.8%
Not a citizen 35,651 1.0%
Africa 43,024 1.2%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 16,960 0.5%
Naturalized citizen 3,048 0.1%
Not a citizen 13,912 0.4%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 13,718 0.4%
Naturalized citizen 8,867 0.3%
Not a citizen 4,851 0.1%
Year of entry before 1980 12,346 0.4%
Naturalized citizen 10,563 0.3%
Not a citizen 1,783 0.1%
Oceania 12,560 0.4%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 4,263 0.1%
Naturalized citizen 654 0.0%
Not a citizen 3,609 0.1%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 3,817 0.1%
Naturalized citizen 1,659 0.0%
Not a citizen 2,158 0.1%
Year of entry before 1980 4,480 0.1%
Naturalized citizen 2,814 0.1%
Not a citizen 1,666 0.0%
Americas 2,177,052 63.1%
Latin America 2,143,049 62.1%
Caribbean 38,517 1.1%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 4,842 0.1%
Naturalized citizen 930 0.0%
Not a citizen 3,912 0.1%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 8,554 0.2%
Naturalized citizen 4,389 0.1%
Not a citizen 4,165 0.1%
Year of entry before 1980 25,121 0.7%
Naturalized citizen 21,269 0.6%
Not a citizen 3,852 0.1%
Central America 2,012,287 58.3%
Mexico 1,525,157 44.2%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 549,963 15.9%
Naturalized citizen 30,583 0.9%
Not a citizen 519,380 15.1%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 489,047 14.2%
Naturalized citizen 102,987 3.0%
Not a citizen 386,060 11.2%
Year of entry before 1980 486,147 14.1%
Naturalized citizen 249,746 7.2%
Not a citizen 236,401 6.9%
Other Central America 487,130 14.1%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 160,079 4.6%
Naturalized citizen 12,011 0.3%
Not a citizen 148,068 4.3%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 227,112 6.6%
Naturalized citizen 61,084 1.8%
Not a citizen 166,028 4.8%
Year of entry before 1980 99,939 2.9%
Naturalized citizen 60,957 1.8%
Not a citizen 38,982 1.1%
South America 92,245 2.7%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 29,755 0.9%
Naturalized citizen 2,934 0.1%
Not a citizen 26,821 0.8%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 27,195 0.8%
Naturalized citizen 12,419 0.4%
Not a citizen 14,776 0.4%
Year of entry before 1980 35,295 1.0%
Naturalized citizen 27,655 0.8%
Not a citizen 7,640 0.2%
Northern America 34,003 1.0%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 6,850 0.2%
Naturalized citizen 763 0.0%
Not a citizen 6,087 0.2%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 5,032 0.1%
Naturalized citizen 1,647 0.0%
Not a citizen 3,385 0.1%
Year of entry before 1980 22,121 0.6%
Naturalized citizen 15,246 0.4%
Not a citizen 6,875 0.2%
Born at sea 16 0.0%
Year of entry 1990 to March 2000 10 0.0%
Naturalized citizen 10 0.0%
Not a citizen 0 0.0%
Year of entry 1980 to 1989 0 0.0%
Naturalized citizen 0 0.0%
Not a citizen 0 0.0%
Year of entry before 1980 6 0.0%
Naturalized citizen 6 0.0%
Not a citizen 0 0.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau