Hispanic Population of Los Angeles
Hispanics (largely of Mexican descent, but also many Central and
South Americans) can be found in almost every area of the greater Los Angeles
area, but there are several areas where they have aggregated in large numbers.
The largest populations of Hispanics can be found in the East Los
Angeles area, just east of downtown, and to the south of Vernon in the
communities of Maywood, Huntington Park, Bell, and South Gate. Also,
the Westlake area contains a large concentration of Hispanic people.
To the east, the San Gabriel Valley is an area that contains a large population
of Hispanic people, especially in the communities of El Monte, Baldwin
Park, Irwindale, and West Covina.
In the San Fernando Valley, much of the eastern and northern area
is poplutated by Hispanics, but they also have a sizable presence in the
western communites of Canoga Park, Reseda, and the northern section of
Tarzana. In the south, a large change is occuring in the Orange County
area. Once a largely White Population, areas such as Santa Ana and
Anaheim now have large Hispanic populations.
While they are largely clustered in the poorer sections of the
Metro Los Angeles area, there are growing numbers of Hispanics in the more
affluent areas as well, as a larger number of Hispanics are becoming better
educated and, via upward mobility, are able to move into areas that have
greater concentration of high per-capita income families.
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3. Asian Population
4. African-American Population