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Birthplace (Nativity) of Population
Los Angeles County, 1990-2019

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and Specific Country of Birth of Foreign-Born Population


Birthplace 2019 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est. 2000 Census 1990 Census
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population 10,081,570 100.0% 9,758,256 100.0% 9,519,338 100.0% 8,863,164 100.0%
U.S. Native Born 6,651,035 66.0% 6,280,433 64.4% 6,069,894 63.8% 5,968,098 67.3%
Born in California 5,196,238 51.5% 4,714,216 48.3% 4,302,278 45.2% 3,608,528 40.7%
Born in Another U.S. State 1,336,795 13.3% 1,475,093 15.1% 1,681,120 17.7% 2,257,916 25.5%
Born in the Northeast U.S. 360,518 3.6% 377,788 3.9% 409,451 4.3% 510,828 5.8%
Born in the Midwest U.S. 376,259 3.7% 432,847 4.4% 521,741 5.5% 761,096 8.6%
Born in the Southern U.S. 390,686 3.9% 432,751 4.4% 510,809 5.4% 681,068 7.7%
Born in the Western U.S. (Other than California) 209,332 2.1% 231707 2.4% 239,119 2.5% 304,924 3.4%
Born outside the 50 States 118,002 1.2% 91,124 0.9% 20,858 0.2% 33,162 0.4%
Born in Puerto Rico 9,226 0.1% 10,585 0.1% 13,385 0.1% --- ---
Born in U.S. Islands Areas 6,099 0.1% 7,980 0.1% 7,473 0.1% --- ---
Born Abroad of U.S. Parents 102,677 1.0% 72,559 0.7% 65,638 0.7% 76,599 0.9%
Birthplace 2019 Census Est.* 2010 Census Est. 2000 Census 1990 Census
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Foreign Born 3,430,535 34.0% 3,477,823 35.6% 3,449,444 36.2% 2,895,066 32.7%
Naturalized U.S. Citizen 1,792,764 17.8% 1,558,091 16.0% 1,311,755 13.8% 792,698 8.9%
Europe 107,352 1.1% 114,526 1.2% 113,271 1.2% --- ---
Asia 833,568 8.3% 719,051 7.4% 566,243 5.9% --- ---
Africa 38,164 0.4% 28,022 0.3% 22,478 0.2% --- ---
Oceania 6,557 0.1% 4,666 0.0% 5,127 0.1% --- ---
Latin American / Caribbean 792,538 7.9% 676,577 6.9% 586,964 6.2% --- ---
North America 14,557 0.1% 15,249 0.2% 17,656 0.2% --- ---
Not U.S. Citizen 1,637,771 16.2% 1,919,732 19.7% 2,137,689 22.5% 2,102,368 23.7%
Europe 62,491 0.6% 64,475 0.7% 81,232 0.9% --- ---
Asia 391,436 3.9% 429,033 4.4% 456,046 6.2% --- ---
Africa 21,711 0.2% 19,462 0.2% 20,546 0.2% --- ---
Oceania 8,217 0.1% 7,800 0.1% 7,433 0.1% --- ---
Latin American / Caribbean 1,139,035 11.3% 1,383,961 14.2% 1,556,085 16.3% --- ---
North America 14,881 0.1% 15,001 0.2% 16,347 0.2% --- ---

* Estimates from the U.S. Census American Community Surveys, 2019 estimates derived from data over the previous 5-Year period.
† No decennial census numbers offered in the 2010 Census. Numbers here are U.S. Census American Community Surveys, 2010 estimates derived from data over the previous 5-Year period.
‡ No specific estimate offered in the U.S. Census American Community Survey. Number here is an estimate deduced by the Almanac.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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