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Welcome to Los Angeles ...

The city of Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles County and is the County Seat for Los Angeles County.

When the people of Los Angeles refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Angeleno or Angelino.<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Los Angeles has a population of 3,999,759 people<2> (see below for details).

Los Angeles was founded in August 1781 and was incorporated April 4, 1850.

The community of Los Angeles is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Los Angeles lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP codes for Los Angeles: 90001-90068, 90070-90089, 90091, 90093-90097, 90099, 90101-90103, 90174, 90185<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Los Angeles had a population of 3,792,621 people (or 38.63% of the total population of Los Angeles County). This makes Los Angeles the county's most populous community.

The population of Los Angeles represents 10.18% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,792,621 people, the population of Los Angeles increased 2.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,694,820 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Los Angeles had an population of 3,999,759 people. This is an increase of 5.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.25% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Los Angeles.

Communities near Los Angeles ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Burbank   [Map]   104,834   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
El Monte   [Map]   116,109   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glendale   [Map]   203,054   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inglewood   [Map]   110,598   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   469,450   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Los Angeles.

Communities Also Named Los Angeles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Los Angeles - they are located in and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Los Angeles.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Los Angeles. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Los Angeles. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Los Angeles. Our list includes 607 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Los Angeles:

Websites for Los Angeles ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Los Angeles ...

Looking for more information about Los Angeles? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Los Angeles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Los Angeles.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Los Angeles:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Los Angeles refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Los Angeles may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Los Angeles.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Los Angeles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Los Angeles). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Los Angeles or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Los Angeles includes: 90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90009, 90010, 90011, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90021, 90022, 90023, 90024, 90025, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90030, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90034, 90035, 90036, 90037, 90038, 90039, 90040, 90041, 90042, 90043, 90044, 90045, 90046, 90047, 90048, 90049, 90050, 90051, 90052, 90053, 90054, 90055, 90056, 90057, 90058, 90059, 90060, 90061, 90062, 90063, 90064, 90065, 90066, 90067, 90070, 90071, 90072, 90073, 90074, 90075, 90076, 90077, 90078, 90079, 90080, 90081, 90082, 90083, 90084, 90085, 90086, 90087, 90088, 90091, 90093, 90094, 90095, 90096, 90099, 90101, 90102, 90174 & 90185.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Los Angeles. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Los Angeles) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Los Angeles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Los Angeles

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Los Angeles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0407, Longitude: -118.2467     [Map].

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