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Los Angeles

Long Beach

Riverside

Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500

Country   United States
United States
of America

State  California

Principal city  Los Angeles

Other major cities

Long Beach Anaheim Riverside Santa Ana Irvine San Bernardino Glendale Oxnard Ontario

Area

 • Metro 33,954 sq mi (87,490 km2)

Highest elevation 11,499 ft (3,505 m)

Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)

Population (2015)

 • Metropolitan region and Megacity 18,679,763

 • Density 550.1/sq mi (212.4/km2)

  Ranked 2nd in the US

Time zone PST (UTC-8)

 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Area code(s) 213, 323 310, 424, 442, 562, 626, 657, 661, 714, 760, 805, 818, 909, 949, 951

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County in the center and Orange County to the southeast. Throughout the 20th century, it was one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, although growth has slowed since 2000. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area
had a population of nearly 13 million residents. Meanwhile, the larger metropolitan region's population at the 2010 census was estimated to be over 17.8 million residents, and a 2015 estimate reported a population of about 18.7 million.[1] Either definition makes it the second largest metropolitan region in the country, behind the New York metropolitan area, as well as one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world.[2][3] The agglomeration of the urbanized Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area surrounds the urban core of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County. The regional term is defined to refer to the more-or-less continuously urbanized area stretching from Ventura County to the southern border of Orange County and from the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley
in the Inland Empire. The US Census Bureau defines the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area as including the entire Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, Ventura County, Orange County and the two counties of the Inland Empire. However, this Census definition includes large, sparsely populated and primarily desert swaths of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties that are not part of the urbanized region. The term "Greater Los Angeles" does not include San Diego
San Diego
County, whose urbanized area is separated from San Clemente, the southernmost contiguous urbanized area south of Los Angeles, by a 16.4-mile (26.4 km) stretch of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 square miles (12,561 km2), while the wider combined statistical area covers 33,954 square miles (87,940 km2), making it the largest metropolitan region in the United States
United States
by land area. However, more than half of this area lies in the sparsely populated eastern areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. In addition to being the nexus of the world's largest entertainment industry, Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is also a global center of business, international trade, education, media, fashion, tourism, science and technology, sports, and transportation.[4]

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Urban form 1.2 Identity 1.3 Subregions

1.3.1 Los Angeles 1.3.2 Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County 1.3.3 Orange County 1.3.4 Ventura County 1.3.5 Inland Empire 1.3.6 Areas included by Census Bureau

2 Census statistics

2.1 Combined statistical area 2.2 Metropolitan Statistical Areas

2.2.1 Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim MSA 2.2.2 Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario MSA 2.2.3 Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura MSA

2.3 Demographics

3 Regions of the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area 4 Politics 5 Economy

5.1 Medical facilities 5.2 Entertainment 5.3 BEA economic area 5.4 Major business districts 5.5 Transportation

6 Sports 7 See also 8 References

Geography[edit]

The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Basin, viewed south from Mulholland Drive. From left to right can be seen the Santa Ana Mountains
Santa Ana Mountains
/ Saddleback (horizon), downtown L.A., the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
(foreground), Mid-Wilshire, Long Beach – Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes
(background), Catalina Island (horizon), the Southbay and Pacific Ocean.

Urban form[edit]

Skyscrapers in Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
has a long-standing reputation for sprawl. The area is in fact sprawling, but according to the 2000 census, the "Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim" Urbanized Area (but not counting the portions of the Inland Empire
Inland Empire
in the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area) had a population density of 7,068 inhabitants per square mile (2,729/km2), covering 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2) of land area, making it the most densely populated Urbanized Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau) in the United States.[5] For comparison, the "New York–Newark" Urbanized Area as a whole had a population density of 5,309 per square mile (2,050/km2), covering 3,353 square miles (8,684 km2) of land area. Los Angeles' sprawl may originate in the region's decentralized structure. Its major commercial, financial, and cultural institutions are geographically dispersed rather than being concentrated in a single downtown or central area. Also, the population density of Los Angeles proper is low (approximately 8,100 people per square mile) when compared to some other large American cities such as New York (27,500), San Francisco
San Francisco
(17,000), Boston
Boston
(13,300), and Chicago (11,800).[6] Densities are particularly high within a 5-mile radius of downtown, where some neighborhoods exceed 20,000 people per square mile.[citation needed] What gives the entire Los Angeles
Los Angeles
metro region a high density is the fact that many of the city's suburbs and satellites cities have high density rates.[7] Within its urbanized areas, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is noted for having small lot sizes and low-rise buildings. Buildings in the area are low when compared to other large cities, mainly due to zoning regulations. Los Angeles
Los Angeles
became a major city just as the Pacific Electric Railway
Pacific Electric Railway
spread population to smaller cities much as interurbans did in East Coast cities. In the first decades of the twentieth century, the area was marked by a network of fairly dense but separate cities linked by rail. The ascendance of the automobile helped fill in the gaps between these commuter towns with lower-density settlements.[8]

A flat land area in the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area completely filled with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways

Starting in the early twentieth century, there was a large growth in population on the western edges of the city moving to the San Fernando Valley and out into the Conejo Valley
Conejo Valley
in eastern Ventura County. Many working class whites migrated to this area during the 1960s and 1970s out of East and Central Los Angeles.[9] As a result, there was a large growth in population into the Conejo Valley
Conejo Valley
and into Ventura County through the US 101 corridor. Making the US 101 a full freeway in the 1960s and expansions that followed helped make commuting to Los Angeles easier and opened the way for development westward. Development in Ventura County and along the US 101 corridor remains controversial, with open-space advocates battling those who feel business development is necessary to economic growth.[10] Although the area still has abundant amount of open space and land, almost all of it was put aside and mandated never to be developed as part of the master plan of each city. Because of this, the area which was once a relatively inexpensive area to buy real estate, saw rising real estate prices well into the 2000s (decade).[11] Median home prices in the Conejo Valley
Conejo Valley
for instance, now range from $700,000 to $2.2 million.[12] According to Forbes, "it's nearly impossible" to find reasonably priced real estate in California, and the prices will continue to increase.[13] The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area continues to grow, principally on the periphery where new, cheaper, undeveloped areas are being sought.[14] As such, in these areas, populations as well as housing prices exploded, although the housing bubble popped late in the decade of the 2000s (decade). Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, which contain large swaths of desert, attracted most of the population increase between 2000 and 2006. Growth continues not only outside the existing urbanized area but also adjacent to existing development in the central areas.[15] As in virtually all US core cities, there is now vigorous residential development in the downtown area with both new buildings and renovation of former office buildings. The Los Angeles Downtown
Downtown
News keeps a list of ongoing development projects, updated every quarter.[16]

Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles

Changes in house prices for the area are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 10-city composite index of the value of the residential real estate market. Identity[edit] The term "Greater Los Angeles" can be used to denote the metropolitan area or the consolidated area. Employment is not only in the downtown area, but consistently occurs outside the central core. As such, many people commute throughout the city and suburbs in various directions for their work and daily activities, with a large portion heading to the municipalities that are outside the city of Los Angeles.[17] Unlike most metropolitan areas, regional identity remains a contentious issue in the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area, with many residents not acknowledging any association with the region as a whole. For example, while Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County and Orange County together make up the smaller MSA region, the two have a host of sharp demographic, political, and financial distinctions. Orange County residents often attempt to be identified apart from Los Angeles
Los Angeles
although they make up the same metropolitan area. And while only 1.63% of Los Angeles residents commute to Orange County for work, over 6% of Orange County commuters head to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
for work.[18] Western Riverside County and San Bernardino County have become commuter regions characteristic of other suburban counties throughout the nation. Most residents in these counties commute to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County and Orange County for employment.[19] Subregions[edit]

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Basin at dawn

Los Angeles[edit] Main article: Los Angeles With a population of 3.8 million people as of the 2010 Census, Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States
United States
after New York City, and is the focal point of the Greater Los Angeles Area.[20] As an international center for finance, entertainment, media, culture, education, tourism, and science, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is considered one of the world's most powerful and influential global cities.[21] As with some municipalities and areas in the metropolitan region, areas in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
proper can be defined as being bounded by natural features such as mountains or the ocean; others are marked by city boundaries, freeways, or other constructed landmarks. For example, Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the area of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
roughly enclosed by three freeways and one river: the Harbor Freeway
Freeway
(SR 110) to the west, the Santa Ana Freeway
Freeway
(US 101) to the north, the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
River to the east, and the Santa Monica Freeway
Freeway
(I-10) to the south.[22] Meanwhile, the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
("The Valley") is defined as the basin consisting of the part of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and its suburbs that lie north-northwest of downtown and is ringed by mountains.[23] Other areas of the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
include South Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(formerly known officially as South Central L.A.), the Westside, Harbor Area, East Los Angeles, Greater Hollywood, and Wilshire. Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County[edit] Main article: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, of which Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the county seat, is the most populous county in the United States
United States
and is home to over a quarter of all California
California
residents.[24] The large size of the city of Los Angeles, as well as its history of annexing smaller towns, has made city boundaries in the central area of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County quite complicated.[25] Many cities are completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and are often included in the city's areas despite being independent municipalities. For example, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills (which is completely surrounded by Los Angeles) are considered part of the Westside, while Hawthorne and Inglewood are considered associated with South L.A. Adjacent areas that are outside the actual city boundaries of incorporated Los Angeles
Los Angeles
but border the city itself, include the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and the Gateway Cities. Despite the large footprint of the city of Los Angeles, a majority of the land area within Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County is unincorporated and under the primary jurisdiction of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County. Much of this land, however, cannot be easily developed due to planning challenges presented by geographic features such as the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
range, and the Mojave Desert. Actual land development in these regions occurs on the fringes of incorporated cities, some of which have been fully developed, such as the suburbs of Palmdale and Lancaster. Orange County[edit] Main article: Orange County, California Orange County, together with Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the inner core of the Greater Los Angeles region. The county is mostly suburban, with no defined urban center. Originally a primarily agricultural area dependent on citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction, Orange County became a bedroom community for Los Angeles
Los Angeles
upon the completion of numerous freeways linking it to the city, most notably Interstate 5. The growth of Los Angeles initially fueled population growth in Orange County, but the establishment of the tourism industry allowed it to become an important economic center as well. Today, Orange County is known for its tourist attractions, such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and its several pristine beaches and coastline. Some larger cities in the county, such as Anaheim and Irvine, have evolved to become centers of business and cultural attractions. Orange County is sometimes figuratively divided into "North County" and "South County" by California
California
State Route 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway). While North County, which includes cities such as Anaheim, Fullerton, and Santa Ana, is the older, more diverse and urbanized area closer to Los Angeles, South County, which includes cities such as Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and San Clemente, is more affluent, mostly white demographically, and consists of the more recently developed areas to the south and east. An exception to general South County traits is Irvine, which is more diverse than its surrounding cities and is a major center of employment. Ventura County[edit] Main article: Ventura County, California Ventura County is mostly suburban and rural and also has developed primarily through the growth of Los Angeles. The northern part of the county, however, remains largely undeveloped and is mostly within the Los Padres National Forest. Central and southern Ventura County formerly consisted of small towns along the Pacific Coast until the expansion of U.S. Route 101
U.S. Route 101
drew in commuters from the San Fernando Valley. Master-planned cities soon began developing, and the county became increasingly urbanized. Inland Empire[edit] Main article: Inland Empire
Inland Empire
(California) The Inland Empire, consisting of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, contains fast-growing suburbs of the region, with a large to majority percentage of the working population commuting to either Los Angeles or Orange Counties for work. Originally an important center for citrus production, the region became an important industrial area by the early 20th century.[26][27][28] The Inland Empire
Inland Empire
also became a key transportation center following the completion of Route 66, and later Interstate 10. With the post-World War II economic boom leading to rapid development in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and Orange Counties, land developers bulldozed acres of agricultural land to build suburbs in order to accommodate the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area's expanding population.[26] The development of a regional freeway system facilitated the expansion of suburbs and human migration linking the Inland Empire
Inland Empire
and rest of Greater Los Angeles. Despite being primarily suburban, the Inland Empire is also home to important warehousing, shipping, logistics and retail industries, centered on the subregion's major cities of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario. While the Inland Empire
Inland Empire
is sometimes defined as the entirety of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, the eastern undeveloped, desert portions of these counties are not considered to be part of Greater Los Angeles. The state of California
California
defines this area to include the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Victorville to the north, the Riverside– San Diego
San Diego
county line to the south, and the towns of Anza, Idyllwild, and Lucerne Valley, along with the San Bernardino National Forest to the east.[29] However, with clear Northern and Southern limits to expansion, the region's urban eastern boundaries have become increasingly nebulous as suburban sprawl continues to spread out to form a unified whole with Los Angeles, with further development encroaching past the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains
San Jacinto Mountains
and into the outlying desert areas. As a result, the regional definition of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
can now be extended to include Barstow and surrounding towns in the northeast, the Morongo Basin
Morongo Basin
in the east-central including Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms, and the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley
cities in the southeast. This interconnectivity, provided by one of the most extensive freeway systems in the world, as well as economic, social and media ties has blended boundaries between these regions and the urbanized Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and Inland Empire areas.[30] Areas included by Census Bureau[edit] While the above areas are included in the regional definition of Greater Los Angeles, the U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
defines Greater Los Angeles, or officially, the Los Angeles-Long Beach Combined Statistical Area, to include both the above-mentioned areas along with the entirety of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.[31] These areas are sparsely developed and are part of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. To the north, Interstate 15 crosses desolate desert landscape after passing Barstow, linking Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
with Las Vegas, with Baker being the only significant outpost along the route. To the east, lie the Mojave National Preserve
Mojave National Preserve
and Joshua Tree National Park along with the towns of Needles and Blythe on the California-Arizona border. Census statistics[edit]

Map showing CSA, MSAs, and UAs

Combined statistical area[edit] The Los Angeles–Long Beach Combined statistical area
Combined statistical area
(CSA) consists of the entirety of the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside, including the sparsely developed eastern portions of the latter two that are not included in the regional definition of Greater Los Angeles. As of the 2010 United States Census, it is home to nearly half of all California
California
residents.[32] Metropolitan Statistical Areas[edit] Further information: List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas The Los Angeles metropolitan area
Los Angeles metropolitan area
comprises Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County (2010 population: 9,862,049) and Orange County (2010 population: 3,010,759). It is officially designated by the US Census Bureau as the Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The total population for the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Los Angeles metropolitan area
at the 2010 Census was 12,872,808.[33] In addition to the Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, the following Metropolitan Statistical Areas are also included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area:[33] Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (2010 population: 797,740), within Ventura County, and the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (2010 population: 4,115,871), made up of Riverside County (2010 population: 2,100,516) and San Bernardino County (2010 population: 2,015,355). Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim MSA[edit]

View of Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles, the central business district of the region

List of cities with populations of over 60,000 as of the 2010 U.S. Census:

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(3,792,621) Long Beach (462,257) Anaheim (336,265) Santa Ana (324,528) Irvine (258,386) Glendale (191,719) Huntington Beach (189,992) Santa Clarita (176,320) Garden Grove (170,883) Lancaster (156,633) Palmdale (152,750) Pomona (149,058) Torrance (145,438) Pasadena (137,122) Orange (136,416) Fullerton (135,161) El Monte (113,475) Downey (111,772) Costa Mesa (109,960) Inglewood (109,673) West Covina (106,098) Norwalk (105,549) Burbank (103,340) Compton (96,455) South Gate (94,396) Mission Viejo (93,305) Carson (91,714) Santa Monica (89,736) Westminster (89,701) Whittier (85,331) Newport Beach (85,186) Hawthorne (84,293) Alhambra (83,089) Buena Park (80,530) Lakewood (80,048) Lake Forest (77,264) Bellflower (76,616) Tustin (75,540) Baldwin Park (75,390) Lynwood (69,772) Redondo Beach (66,748) Yorba Linda (64,234) San Clemente
San Clemente
(63,522) Pico Rivera (62,942) Montebello (62,500) Monterey Park (60,269)

Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario MSA[edit]

View of the San Bernardino Valley

List of cities with populations of over 60,000 as of the 2010 U.S. Census:

Riverside (313,673) San Bernardino (213,708) Fontana (201,812) Moreno Valley (193,365) Rancho Cucamonga (165,269) Ontario (163,924) Corona (152,374) Victorville (115,903) Murrieta (103,466) Temecula (100,097) Rialto (99,171) Hesperia (90,173) Menifee (83,447) Hemet (78,657) Chino (77,983) Indio (76,036) Chino Hills
Chino Hills
(74,799) Upland (73,732) Apple Valley (69,135) Redlands (68,747)

Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura MSA[edit]

View of the Ventura MSA coast

Oxnard (199,943) Thousand Oaks (127,984) Simi Valley (125,814) Ventura (108,787) Camarillo (65,895) Moorpark (34,779) Santa Paula (29,321) Port Hueneme (21,723) Fillmore (15,002) Carpinteria (13,040) Ojai (7,461)

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1900 250,187

1910 648,316

159.1%

1920 1,150,252

77.4%

1930 2,597,066

125.8%

1940 3,252,720

25.2%

1950 4,934,246

51.7%

1960 7,751,616

57.1%

1970 9,972,037

28.6%

1980 11,497,486

15.3%

1990 14,531,529

26.4%

2000 16,373,645

12.7%

2010 17,877,006

9.2%

Est. 2015 18,679,763

4.5%

historical data source:[34]

According to the 2010 census, there were 17,877,006 people residing in the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area. The racial makeup of the area was 54.9% White (39.0% White Non-Hispanic), 12.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 7.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 20.2% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. 44.9% of the population (8.0 million) were Hispanic of any race, including 35.7% of the population (6.4 million) which was of Mexican origin.[35] 31.0% of the population (5.5 million) was foreign born; 18.3% (3.3 million) came from Latin America and 9.8% (1.7 million) from Asia.[36] The explosive growth of the region in the 20th century can be attributed to its favorable Mediterranean climate, the availability of land and many booming industries such as oil, automobile and rubber, motion pictures and aerospace which in turn attracted millions of people from all over the United States
United States
and world.[citation needed] Citrus production
Citrus production
was important to the region's development in the earlier part of the 20th century.[37] While the New York metropolitan area
New York metropolitan area
is presently the most populous metropolitan area in the United States, it has been predicted in the past that Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
will eventually surpass Greater New York in population.[citation needed] Whether this will happen is yet to be seen, but past predictions on this event have been off the mark. A 1966 article in Time predicted Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
would surpass New York by 1975, and that by 1990, would reach close to the 19 million mark.[38] But the article's flawed definition of Greater Los Angeles included San Diego, which is actually its own metropolitan area. A 1989 article in The New York Times
The New York Times
predicted Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
would surpass Greater New York by 2010,[39] but the article predicted the population would be 18.3 million in that year, a number Greater New York has already surpassed as of 2007 by half a million people. As of 2009, the New York metropolitan area
New York metropolitan area
had a population of 22.2 million compared to the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area's 18.7 million, about a 3.56 million persons difference.[40] Percentage growth, however, has been higher in Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
over the past few decades than in Greater New York. Regions of the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area[edit]

California
California
poppies in Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
California
California
Poppy Reserve

While there is not official designation for the regions that comprise Greater Los Angeles, one authority, the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times, divides the area into the following regions:[41]

Angeles Forest Antelope Valley Central L.A. ( Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles, Hollywood, etc.) Eastside Harbor (see Gateway Cities) Northeast L.A. (Highland Park, Eagle Rock, etc.) Northwest County (including the Santa Clarita Valley) Pomona Valley San Fernando Valley San Gabriel Valley Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Mountains
(Malibu, Topanga, etc.) South Bay South Los Angeles Southeast Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County (including Norwalk and Whittier, see Gateway Cities) The Verdugos (including Glendale, Pasadena and the Crescenta Valley) Westside

Regions in adjacent counties include:

Orange County Inland Empire Conejo Valley Oxnard Plain High Desert (includes Antelope Valley, Victor Valley
Victor Valley
and Morongo Basin) Low Desert
Low Desert
(Coachella Valley)

Politics[edit]

Presidential Election Results

Year GOP DEM Others

2012 37.4% 2,196,108 60.2% 3,534,444 2.4% 143,577

2008 37.3% 2,099,609 60.8% 3,425,319 1.9% 107,147

2004 45.3% 2,490,150 53.4% 2,932,429 1.3% 69,649

2000 41.3% 2,003,114 54.6% 2,652,907 4.1% 198,750

1996 38.3% 1,661,209 51.3% 2,220,837 10.4% 449,706

1992 33.8% 1,657,151 45.0% 2,202,345 21.2% 1,038,448

1988 53.8% 2,408,696 45.0% 2,014,670 1.2% 54,441

1984 60.6% 2,614,904 38.3% 1,650,231 1.1% 48,225

1980 55.5% 2,187,859 35.0% 1,381,285 9.5% 374,993

1976 50.8% 1,877,267 46.7% 1,728,532 2.5% 93,554

1972 57.7% 2,346,127 38.7% 1,573,708 3.6% 146,653

1968 50.3% 1,836,478 43.0% 1,570,478 7.3% 247,280

1964 44.0% 1,578,837 55.9% 2,006,184 0.1% 2,488

1960 50.8% 1,677,962 48.9% 1,612,924 0.3% 10,524

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is a politically divided metropolitan area. During the 1970s and 1980s the region leaned toward the Republican Party. Los Angeles County, the most populous of the region, is a Democratic stronghold, although it voted twice for both Richard Nixon (1968 and 1972) and Ronald Reagan (1980 and 1984). Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Orange County lean toward the Republican Party. Ventura County is politically divided. Economy[edit] The Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area has the third largest metropolitan economy in the world, behind Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
and New York Metropolitan Area. A 2010 Greyhill Advisors study indicated that the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Los Angeles metropolitan area
had a gross metropolitan product of $736 billion.[42] Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(including the Inland Empire
Inland Empire
and Ventura County) had a $770.6 billion economy.[43] Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area is the home of the US national headquarters of almost all Asian major car manufacturers except Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru
Subaru
( Nissan
Nissan
moved to Tennessee; Toyota
Toyota
moved to Texas; Subaru
Subaru
first located in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
but moved to New Jersey); Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Hyundai and Kia have set up their national headquarters here.[citation needed] Medical facilities[edit] Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is one of the world's largest patients destinations. All most maximum super specialists hospitals are situated here either Government or Private sectors. [3] The Los Angeles Medical Services provide quality medical services and specialty care services to the populations served in compliance with local, state and federal regulations as well as human right protection.[4] Entertainment[edit] Promoted as the "Entertainment Capital of the World", Greater Los Angeles is one of the world's largest tourist destinations. Major attractions include: Beaches

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
coastline is popular for sunbathers

Venice Beach Santa Monica State Beach Malibu Manhattan Beach Hermosa Beach Redondo Beach Belmont Shore, Long Beach Alamitos Beach, Long Beach Huntington State Beach Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach Laguna Beach Capistrano Beach, Dana Point Bolsa Chica State Beach Newport Beach San Clemente
San Clemente
State Beach San Buenaventura State Beach Channel Islands Beach

Shopping

Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
in Beverly Hills

Irvine Spectrum Center Beverly Center Claremont Village Cerritos Towne Center Del Amo Mall Downtown
Downtown
Disney Fashion Island Glendale Galleria The Grove at Farmer's Market Hollywood
Hollywood
and Highland Center Los Cerritos Center The Oaks Montclair Plaza Ontario Mills Pacific View Mall The Outlets at Orange Rodeo Drive Santa Monica Place/Third Street Promenade Sherman Oaks Galleria South Bay Galleria South Coast Plaza The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center Universal CityWalk Valencia Town Center Victoria Gardens Westfield Century City Westfield MainPlace Westfield Santa Anita Westfield Topanga Westside Pavilion Anaheim GardenWalk

Motion picture studios

Warner Brothers Studios
Warner Brothers Studios
in the San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Center Studios ABC Television Center CBS Television City CBS Studio Center Charlie Chaplin Studios Paramount Studios NBC Studios (Burbank) Walt Disney Studios DreamWorks Animation Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood
Center Studios 20th Century Fox Ren-Mar Studios Sunset Gower Studios Sunset Bronson Studios Sony Pictures Entertainment Fox Television Center Nickelodeon Animation Studios Warner Brothers Studios

Nightlife

L.A. Live Sunset Strip Hollywood West Hollywood Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Downtown
Downtown
Long Beach Downtown
Downtown
Disney, Anaheim Westwood Village

Amusement & theme parks

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland
Disneyland
Park

Disneyland Disney California
California
Adventure Park Knott's Berry Farm Pacific Park Six Flags Magic Mountain Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Hollywood

Waterparks

Raging Waters Knott's Soak City USA Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Dry Town Water Park

Zoos

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Zoo Santa Ana Zoo Orange County Zoo Shambala Preserve

Aquariums

Aquarium of the Pacific Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Museums

See List of museums in California

Other

Hollywood
Hollywood
Bowl La Brea Tar Pits Pantages Theater Queen Mary Walt Disney Concert Hall Watts Towers Hollywood Claremont Colleges

BEA economic area[edit] The Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis
(BEA) defines an even larger region known as an "economic area" (EA), which delineates the relevant regional market surrounding a metropolitan area. "BEA's economic areas define the relevant regional markets surrounding metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas. They consist of one or more economic nodes – metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas that serve as regional centers of economic activity – and the surrounding counties that are economically related to the nodes." The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
economic area consists of the Los Angeles–Long Beach Combined Statistical Area and includes the California
California
counties of Imperial, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, as well as La Paz County and Yuma County in Arizona.[44] Major business districts[edit] Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
supports large business districts throughout its urban area. The central business district is located at Downtown
Downtown
Los Angeles. Within the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
city limits are multiple districts, and other than Bunker Hill, these are Century City and businesses lining Wilshire Boulevard. Other major districts nearby Los Angeles include Downtown
Downtown
Long Beach, downtown Glendale, and downtown Burbank. In the southern reaches of Greater Los Angeles, major business districts include Newport Center, South Coast Metro, and the developing business district in Irvine. To the east major business districts include the respective centers of Downtown
Downtown
Riverside and Downtown
Downtown
San Bernardino. Transportation[edit] Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is known for its expansive transportation network. Most notable is its extensive highway system. The area is a junction for numerous interstates coming from the north, east, and south and contains the three principal north-south highways in California: Interstate 5, U.S. Route 101, and California
California
State Route 1. The area is also home to several ports, including the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which are the two busiest in the United States, as well as Port of Hueneme.[45] Additionally, the region is also served by the Metrorail and Metrolink commuter rail systems that link neighborhoods of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
with immediate surrounding suburbs and most of the region (excluding the outer region of the Inland Empire) with Oceanside in San Diego
San Diego
County, respectively. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the principal international airport of the region and is among one of the busiest in the world.[46] Other airports include LA/Ontario International Airport
LA/Ontario International Airport
(ONT), John Wayne Airport (SNA), Bob Hope Airport
Bob Hope Airport
(BUR), Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB), and Palm Springs International Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
(PSP). Sports[edit] Further information: History of the National Football League
National Football League
in Los Angeles

Team Sport League Venue

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers American football National Football League StubHub Center

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams American football National Football League Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers Baseball Major League Baseball Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Angels Baseball Major League Baseball Angel Stadium

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers Basketball National Basketball
Basketball
Association Staples Center

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers Basketball National Basketball
Basketball
Association Staples Center

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings Ice hockey National Hockey League Staples Center

Anaheim Ducks Ice hockey National Hockey League Honda Center

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Galaxy Soccer Major League Soccer StubHub Center

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Football Club (2018) Soccer Major League Soccer Banc of California
California
Stadium

NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
College Sports

Cal State Fullerton Titans Cal State Northridge Matadors Long Beach State 49ers Loyola Marymount Lions Pepperdine Waves UC Irvine Anteaters UC Riverside Highlanders UCLA Bruins
UCLA Bruins
(FBS) USC Trojans
USC Trojans
(FBS)

The Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area also has three well-known horse racing facilities: Santa Anita Park, Los Alamitos Race Course
Los Alamitos Race Course
and the former Hollywood
Hollywood
Park Racetrack and three major motorsport venues: Auto Club Speedway, Long Beach street circuit, and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. In addition, the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984. For over twenty years the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area media market lacked a National Football League
National Football League
team. After the 1994 season, the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Raiders returned to their original home of Oakland, California, due to the lack of an up-to-date NFL stadium. After numerous stadium proposals between 1995 and 2016 in an attempt to bring the NFL back,[47][48][49] the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego
San Diego
Chargers all submitted plans to relocate back to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
after the 2015 NFL season. On January 12, 2016, the Rams were approved to move to Los Angeles and build Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium at Hollywood
Hollywood
Park with the Chargers or Raiders given the option to join them. On January 12, 2017, the Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
to join the Rams. The Rams temporarily play at the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum while the Chargers temporarily play at StubHub Center. Both teams will share the new Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium at Hollywood
Hollywood
Park in Inglewood, California, once construction is completed.[50] See also[edit]

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
portal

California
California
megapolitan areas Largest metropolitan areas in the Americas List of hotels in Los Angeles Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Basin Southern California

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

Counties

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Cities and towns 100k−200k

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Los Angeles
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Downtown
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Palos Verdes
Peninsula Pomona Valley San Bernardino Valley San Fernando Valley San Gabriel Valley Santa Ana Valley Santa Clarita Valley Simi Valley South Bay South Los Angeles Victor Valley Westside Los Angeles

Landforms

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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Hollywood
Hills Oxnard Plain Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes
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Bodies of water

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
River Aliso Creek Arroyo Calabasas Arroyo Seco Ballona Creek Bell Creek Big Bear Lake Coyote Creek Lake Arrowhead Lake Gregory Lake Perris Lake Piru Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Aqueduct Malibu Creek Mojave River Pacific Ocean Pyramid Lake Rio Hondo San Gabriel River San Juan Creek San Pedro Bay Santa Ana River Santa Clara River Santa Margarita River Santa Monica Bay Tujunga Wash

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Los Angeles
metropolitan area

Population - 12,874,797

Counties

Los Angeles Orange

Major city 3.8 million

Los Angeles

Cities over 250K

Long Beach Santa Ana Anaheim

Cities and towns 100k-250k

Burbank Costa Mesa Downey East Los Angeles El Monte Fullerton Garden Grove Glendale Huntington Beach Inglewood Irvine Norwalk Orange Pasadena Pomona Santa Clarita Simi Valley South Gate Thousand Oaks Torrance West Covina

Bodies of water

Arroyo Seco Ballona Creek Coyote Creek Los Angeles
Los Angeles
River Rio Hondo San Gabriel River San Pedro Bay Santa Ana River Santa Clara River Santa Monica Bay

Regions

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Downtown
Los Angeles East Los Angeles Gateway Cities Greater Hollywood Harbor Area Northeast Los Angeles Northwest Los Angeles Orange County Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes
Peninsula Pomona Valley San Fernando Valley San Gabriel Valley Santa Ana Valley Santa Clarita Valley South Bay South Los Angeles Westside

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Sports teams based in Greater Los Angeles

Baseball

MLB Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Angels Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers CL Inland Empire
Inland Empire
66ers Lake Elsinore Storm Lancaster JetHawks Rancho Cucamonga Quakes PL California
California
City Whiptails High Desert Yardbirds

Basketball

NBA Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers WNBA Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Sparks G League Agua Caliente Clippers South Bay Lakers ABA Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Slam Oceanside A-Team Orange County Novastars

American football

NFL Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Chargers Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams WFA Pacific Warriors West Coast Lightning IWFL California
California
Quake LFL Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Temptation

Ice hockey

NHL Anaheim Ducks Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Kings AHL Ontario Reign

Soccer

MLS LA Galaxy Los Angeles
Los Angeles
FC USL LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
II Orange County SC NPSL Deportivo Coras USA FC Golden State Orange County FC Oxnard Guerreros FC Temecula FC PDL FC Golden State Force Orange County SC
Orange County SC
U-23 Southern California
California
Seahorses Ventura County Fusion UPSL California
California
United FC II Santa Ana Winds FC L.A. Wolves FC FC Santa Clarita La Máquina FC Del Rey City SC MASL Ontario Fury UWS LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
OC Santa Clarita Blue Heat So Cal Crush FC

Roller derby

WFTDA Angel City Derby Girls Ventura County Derby Darlins West Coast Derby Knockouts RDCL Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Derby Dolls

Rugby

SCRFU Back Bay RFC Belmont Shore RFC Los Angeles
Los Angeles
RFC Santa Monica Rugby Club

Team tennis

WTT Orange County Breakers

Ultimate

AUDL Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Aviators

College athletics (NCAA Div. I)

Cal State Fullerton Cal State Northridge Long Beach State Loyola Marymount Pepperdine UC Irvine UC Riverside UCLA USC

Venues

Current

Anaheim Convention Center Angel Stadium Citizens Business Bank Arena Dodger Stadium The Forum Galen Center Honda Center Long Beach Arena Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Pauley Pavilion Rose Bowl Staples Center StubHub Center Walter Pyramid Breakers Stadium at the Newport Beach Tennis Club

Former

Gilmore Field Gilmore Stadium Grand Olympic Auditorium Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Sports Arena Pan-Pacific Auditorium Wrigley Field

Future

Banc of California
California
Stadium (scheduled to open in 2018) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium at Hollywood
Hollywood
Park (scheduled to open in 2020)

Rivalries

El Tráfico Freeway
Freeway
Series Freeway
Freeway
Face-Off Lakers–Clippers rivalry UCLA–USC rivalry

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Mexico
City

11 São Paulo 12 Lagos 13 Mumbai 14 Cairo 15 New York

16 Osaka 17 Moscow 18 Wuhan 19

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