Los Angeles vs. New York

Los AngelesNew York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)3,990,4568,398,748
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)5.2%2.7%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)3,792,8208,174,988
Population, Census, April 1, 20103,792,6218,175,133
Persons under 5 years, percent6.0%6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.0%20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent12.1%14.1%
Female persons, percent50.4%52.3%
White alone, percent52.4%42.7%
Black or African American alone, percent8.9%24.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.7%0.4%
Asian alone, percent11.6%13.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.2%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent3.6%3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent48.6%29.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent28.5%32.1%
Veterans, 2014-201885,949156,514
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201837.3%37.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201836.8%32.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$599,700$570,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,629$2,665
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$692$871
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,376$1,396
Households, 2014-20181,373,8643,154,103
Persons per household, 2014-20182.822.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201888.0%90.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201859.3%48.7%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201889.8%87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201880.7%79.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201877.0%81.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201833.7%37.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20186.3%6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent14.2%9.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201866.4%63.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.8%58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)9,295,58927,452,861
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)29,830,22376,165,547
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)43,502,54514,816,322
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)63,834,855173,797,846
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)40,156,86492,265,000
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,409$11,067
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201831.441.2
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$58,385$60,762
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$33,420$37,693
Persons in poverty, percent19.1%18.9%
All firms, 2012497,9991,050,911
Men-owned firms, 2012262,460571,852
Women-owned firms, 2012192,358413,899
Minority-owned firms, 2012247,710539,447
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012235,220483,136
Veteran-owned firms, 201230,58157,216
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012452,817966,167
Population per square mile, 20108,092.327,012.5
Land area in square miles, 2010468.67302.64

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.