Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Data for the Metropolitan Statistical Area


This MSA includes the following Metropolitan Divisions:
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
In this Metropolitan area:
Counties:Los Angeles County,Orange County  
Principal Cities:Anaheim, CA,Arcadia, CA,Burbank, CA,Carson, CA,Cerritos, CA,Compton, CA,Costa Mesa, CA,Fountain Valley, CA,Fullerton, CA,Gardena, CA,Glendale, CA,Irvine, CA,Long Beach, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Montebello, CA,Monterey Park, CA,Newport Beach, CA,Orange, CA,Paramount, CA,Pasadena, CA,Pomona, CA,Santa Ana, CA,Santa Monica, CA,Torrance, CA,Tustin, CA

This page provides data for Hispanic national origin groups in 1990, 2000, and 2010 for this metropolitan region. For a national overview report on these groups, see report. Hispanics have been classified by their responses to the census’s Hispanic origin question, which asks people to list a specific origin such as Mexican or Puerto Rican. Data here for 2000 include the US2010 Project’s reallocation of many people from the “other Hispanic” category (which was overstated in the 2000 Census) to specific origin groups. The methodology is explained in detail in the national report.

For data on segregation and neighborhood characteristics we combine Central American and South American origins because these measures require using tract-level data, and the samples for specific Central and South American groups are often too small to yield reliable values.

Three segregation measures are used here. The Index of Dissimilarity (D) is the most common measure. It summarizes how differently one group is distributed across census tracts than another group. More specifically it shows how what percentage of members of one group would have to be relocated to tracts where they are currently under-represented in order to achieve an even distribution. A value of 0 means there is no segregation; a value of 100 means that there is total apartheid, no overlap between where members of one group and the other group live.

The exposure measures are more intuitive. They calculate the racial/ethnic composition of the census tract where the average group member lives. For example, if exposure of Mexicans to non-Hispanic whites were 40.0, that means the average Mexican lives in a tract that is 40.0% non-Hispanic white.

Average neighborhood characteristics are just like these exposure measures, but they show other features. Regardless of the variable shown, the value shows what the neighborhood of the average group member is like. Formally it is a weighted average of neighborhood values, weighted by the number of group members in the tract.

 
Numbers of group members in this MSA …

 

  1990 2000 2010 Growth
1990-2010
Hispanic total 3,862,441 5,117,792 5,700,862 47.6%
 Mexican 2,991,437 4,071,592 4,368,745 46.0%
 Puerto Rican 49,508 51,478 55,699 12.5%
 Cuban 53,735 50,015 49,702 -7.5%
 New Latino groups 596,270 690,649 880,355 47.6%
   Dominican 2,655 2,973 4,358 64.1%
   Central American 478,470 561,373 724,947 51.5%
      Guatemalan 132,741 152,226 231,304 74.3%
      Honduran 24,208 30,023 46,044 90.2%
      Nicaraguan 36,255 30,655 40,607 12.0%
      Panamanian 5,981 5,584 6,353 6.2%
      Salvadoran 265,208 280,339 381,519 43.9%
      Other Central American 14,077 62,546 19,120 35.8%
   South American 115,145 126,302 151,050 31.2%
      Colombian 26,762 26,254 33,104 23.7%
      Ecuadorian 20,875 17,780 23,118 10.7%
      Peruvian 26,435 31,666 43,468 64.4%
      Other South American 41,073 50,601 51,360 25.0%
 Other Hispanic 171,491 254,058 346,361 102.0%

 

 

Measures of residential segregation in this MSA …

 

D from whites Exposure to whites Exposure to Hispanics
  1990 2000 2010 1990 2000 2010 1990 2000 2010
Hispanic total .604 .625 .622 .263 .195 .177 .557 .615 .632
Mexican .629 .640 .643 .250 .188 .166 .580 .630 .651
Puerto Rican .523 .404 .381 .405 .356 .335 .398 .413 .427
Cuban .567 .425 .380 .415 .373 .359 .412 .413 .421
Dominican .912 .642 .527 .414 .369 .358 .361 .378 .396
Central American .714 .696 .689 .217 .172 .157 .557 .600 .627
South American .416 .349 .330 .486 .409 .371 .338 .372 .399

 

The average group member lived in a neighborhood with these characteristics …

 

You can select any one of 12 neighborhood characteristics (based on a person’s census tract) to show in the table below. By default it displays the median household income. For comparison the table also shows the neighborhood characteristics of non-Hispanic whites in this MSA.

Median Household Income
1990 2000 2010
Hispanic total $54,286 $50,768 $52,062
Mexicans $54,288 $50,991 $52,157
Puerto Ricans $62,989 $61,322 $63,949
Cubans $63,179 $64,075 $67,345
Dominicans $65,422 $61,082 $63,961
Central Americans $46,341 $43,689 $45,879
South Americans $67,378 $65,230 $67,012
Non-Hispanic whites $82,928 $81,960 $81,660

 

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