Los Angeles vs. New York

Los AngelesNew York
Population, 2014 estimate3,928,8648,491,079
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20143.6%3.9%
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base3,792,6578,174,959
Population, 20103,792,6218,175,133
Resident population under 5 years, percent, 20106.6%6.3%
Resident population under 18 years, percent, 201023.1%21.6%
Resident population 65 years and over, percent, 201010.5%12.1%
Resident population: White alone, percent, 201049.8%44.0%
Resident population: total females, percent, 201050.2%52.5%
Resident population: Black alone, percent, 20109.6%25.5%
Resident population: American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 20100.7%0.7%
Resident population: Asian alone, percent, 201011.3%12.7%
Resident population: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20100.1%0.1%
Resident population: Two or more races, percent, 20104.6%4.0%
Resident population: Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 201048.5%28.6%
Resident population: Not Hispanic, White alone, percent, 201028.7%33.3%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201385.1%88.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-201338.8%37.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-201360.2%48.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201374.5%79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201331.1%34.5%
Veterans, 2009-2013107,622202,711
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-201329.239.2
Housing unit, 20101,413,9953,371,062
Homeownership rate, 2009-201337.6%32.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201354.6%83.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$446,100$492,800
Households, 2009-20131,320,9603,070,298
Persons per household, 2009-20132.832.64
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013$27,829$32,010
Median household income, 2009-2013$49,497$52,259
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-201322.0%20.3%
Total number of firms, 2007450,108944,129
Black-owned firms, percent, 20075.8%16.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.4%0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 200713.7%16.3%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.2%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200721.0%15.1%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.3%32.3%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1,000)41,805,56520,411,572
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000)49,819,882147,227,987
Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000)36,672,80378,206,482
Retail sales per capita, 2007$9,705$9,411
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000)8,271,78922,095,094
Land area in square miles, 2010468.67302.64
Population per square mile, 20108,092.327,012.5

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Los Angeles and New York using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.