Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau breaks down the largest racial groups in Los Angeles County and other communities nationwide. The data, released Thursday, take a closer look at the 2020 Census.
Researchers found that Los Angeles County’s population is 10,014,009 and that Hispanics or Latinos comprise the largest ethnic group. In total, there are 4.8 million Latino or Hispanic people in the county. Statewide, that number is over 15 million, the data show.
The data was divided into multiple categories, which include, health, race and ethnicity, and education.
Here is a breakdown of the racial groups in L.A. County.
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 163,464
- Asian: 1,499,984
- Black or African American: 794,364
- Hispanic or Latino: 4,804,793
- Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 24,522
- White: 3,259,427
According to the data, Hispanics and Latinos are also the largest ethnic group statewide.
U.S. Census Day was on April 1, 2020, and the census is taken every 10 years. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operational adjustments had to be made in the most recent data collection, according to the report.
A full breakdown of the new data can be found here.