Los Angeles (i/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for “The Angels”; Spanish: [los ‘an.xe.les]), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populous city in California.
Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2). The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area and the Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people, respectively, as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world as well as the second-largest in the United States and the densest urban area in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The city’s inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.
Los Angeles is home to people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different identified languages. Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, Little Bangladesh and Thai Town provide examples of the polyglot character of Los Angeles.
There were 1,413,995 housing units—up from 1,298,350 during 2005–2009—at an average density of 2,812.8 households per square mile (1,086.0/km²), of which 503,863 (38.2%) were owner-occupied, and 814,305 (61.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.1%. 1,535,444 people (40.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,172,576 people (57.3%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Los Angeles had a median household income of $49,497, with 22.0% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
Race and ethnicity
|Black or African American||9.6%||14.0%||17.9%||4.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino||48.5%||39.9%||17.1%||7.1%|
Nicknamed the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. The city is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the American entertainment industry, and one of the leaders in the world in the creation of motion picture, recorded music, and television productions. Los Angeles also has a diverse economy in culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine, and research. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index.
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Los Angeles Unified School District serves almost all of the city of Los Angeles, as well as several surrounding communities, with a student population around 800,000. and 162 Magnet schools help compete with local private schools.
Dining and Shopping
there are numerous restaurants conveniently located inside and nearby L.A.’s top shopping destinations. From world-famous Chinese dumplings to the flagship restaurant of a legendary chef and Shopping is one of the best activities in Los Angeles, whether it’s digging through vintage stores or window-shopping for extravagant luxury goods.
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, with some of the best clubs anywhere. Club Nokia, Conga Room at L.A. LIVE and the stunning Mayan Nightclub just to name a few. Universal CityWalk Hollywood has everything from the Hard Rock Cafe to the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon.
Parks and Recreation
With 180 Parks and more than 20 million visitors each year who enjoy our regional parks, our lakes, golf courses, gardens, cultural and entertainment venues or Hiking at any one of our many Nature Centers or network of multi-use trails can be an enriching experience. https://trails.lacounty.gov/