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Welcome to Los Angeles ...

The city of Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles County<1> 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.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Los Angeles has a population of 3,990,456 people<3> (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.<4>.

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<5>

Websites for Los Angeles ...

Official Website:   www.lacity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lachamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlla.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Los Angeles had an population of 3,990,456 people. This is an increase of 5.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 3,694,820 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Los Angeles ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Los Angeles.

  • Long Beach [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Los Angeles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Los Angeles
    • Estimated population for 2018: 467,354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach
  • Glendale [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale [Los Angeles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Los Angeles
    • Estimated population for 2018: 201,361 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale
  • Torrance [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrance
    • Torrance [Los Angeles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Los Angeles
    • Estimated population for 2018: 145,182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrance
  • Pasadena [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasadena
    • Pasadena [Los Angeles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Los Angeles
    • Estimated population for 2018: 141,371 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • El Monte [Los Angeles County]
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      • El Monte [Los Angeles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 115,586 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Monte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Monte
    • Downey [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
      • Downey [Los Angeles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 112,269 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey
    • Inglewood [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inglewood
      • Inglewood [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 109,419 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inglewood
    • West Covina [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Covina
      • West Covina [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 106,311 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Covina
    • Norwalk [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Los Angeles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 105,120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk
    • Burbank [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burbank
      • Burbank [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Los Angeles
      • Estimated population for 2018: 103,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burbank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burbank

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Los Angeles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Los Angeles.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Los Angeles.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Los Angeles. Our list includes 607 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Los Angeles.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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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About Los Angeles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Los Angeles: www.lacity.org/

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Los Angeles.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Los Angeles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Los Angeles

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Los Angeles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0407, Longitude: -118.2467    






















 

 

 

 

 


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