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Projected Population by Race & Ethnicity
2020-2060
Los Angeles County

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Los Angeles County’s overall population is projected to increase about 9 percent by 2060, adding almost one million persons. The most significant changes will be the increase in the Hispanic/Latino population (by almost 11 percent or more than 500,000); the increase in multiple race persons (by 66 percent or about 140,000); and the decrease in the black population (a drop of 17 percent or almost 140,000). Despite large increases for Hispanics/Latinos and multiple race persons, however, their percentages of the overall population increase just one percent each (from 49 to 50 percent for Hispanic/Latinos and from 2 to 3 percent for multiple race persons). The black population, on the other hand, loses almost 2 percentage points, dropping from 8 to 6 percent of the overall population.

Los Angeles County’s Asian population, currently 14 percent of the overall population, is projected to increase 11 percent by about 157,000. The white population, currently 26 percent of the overall population, is projected to increase 7 percent by about 203,000. Their projected percentages of the overall population, however, will remain mostly unchanged.


Projected for July 1 of Each Year

Race/Ethnicity 2018 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060
Total Population Number 10,327,815 10,435,036 10,868,614 11,144,846 11,257,873 11,234,711
Percent 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
White* Number 2,751,309 2,762,923 2,817,499 2,854,989 2,882,806 2,954,639
Percent 26.64% 26.48% 25.92% 25.62% 25.61% 26.30%
Black* Number 812,171 808,205 782,769 750,584 712,588 673,604
Percent 7.86% 7.75% 7.20% 6.73% 6.33% 6.00%
American Indian & Alaskan Native* Number 20,498 20,992 22,974 24,105 24,687 25,288
Percent 0.20% 0.20% 0.21% 0.22% 0.22% 0.23%
Race/Ethnicity 2018 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060
Asian* Number 1,459,194 1,481,610 1,571,900 1,621,507 1,630,388 1,616,725
Percent 14.13% 14.20% 14.46% 14.55% 14.48% 14.39%
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander* Number 24,541 24,858 26,085 26,543 26,411 25,302
Percent 0.24% 0.24% 0.24% 0.24% 0.23% 0.23%
Two or More Races* Number 211,310 218,828 252,930 285,435 318,663 350,211
Percent 2.05% 2.10% 2.33% 2.56% 2.83% 3.12%
Hispanic or Latino (All Races) Number 5,048,792 5,117,620 5,394,457 5,581,683 5,662,330 5,588,942
Percent 48.89% 49.04% 49.63% 50.08% 50.30% 49.75%

* Not Hispanic or Latino
Projections made January 2018

Source: California Dept. of Finance