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Foreign Born Persons Residing in
Los Angeles County - By Birthplace
2000 Census

36.2% of all Los Angeles County Residents were foreign-born in the 2000 Census.

34.8% of all foreign-born persons living in Los Angeles County in 2000 entered the U.S. between 1990 and 2000.  65.2% entered the U.S. prior to 1990.

70.9% of native born U.S. citizens in Los Angeles County were born in California.

 

1990 Statistics

Birthplace Number of Foreign Born Percentage of All Foreign Born Residents of County
Total 3,449,444 100.00%
   Europe 194,503 5.64%
      Northern Europe 44,349 1.29%
         United Kingdom 32,866 0.95%
         Ireland 4,480 0.13%
         Sweden 3,162 0.09%
         Other Northern Europe 3,841 0.11%
      Western Europe 43,918 1.27%
         Austria 3,247 0.09%
         France 9,397 0.27%
         Germany 22,298 0.65%
         Netherlands 4,719 0.14%
         Other Western Europe 4,257 0.12%
      Southern Europe 23,159 0.67%
         Greece 6,111 0.18%
         Italy 11,305 0.33%
         Portugal 1,892 0.05%
         Spain 3,703 0.11%
         Other Southern Europe 148 0.00%
      Eastern Europe 82,805 2.40%
         Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Rep. & Slovakia) 3,751 0.11%
         Hungary 7,285 0.21%
         Poland 8,949 0.26%
         Romania 8,074 0.23%
         Belarus 1,783 0.05%
         Russia 19,821 0.57%
         Ukraine 15,543 0.45%
         Bosnia and Herzegovina 758 0.02%
         Yugoslavia 4,425 0.13%
         Other Eastern Europe 12,416 0.36%
      Europe, n.e.c. 272 0.01%
   Asia 1,022,289 29.64%
      Eastern Asia 384,265 11.14%
         China 196,157 5.69%
         China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan 102,461 2.97%
         Hong Kong 26,211 0.76%
         Taiwan 67,485 1.96%
         Japan 41,116 1.19%
         Korea 145,669 4.22%
         Other Eastern Asia 1,323 0.04%
      South Central Asia 145,144 4.21%
         Afghanistan 3,108 0.09%
         Bangladesh 4,185 0.12%
         India 34,330 1.00%
         Iran 91,423 2.65%
         Pakistan 6,909 0.20%
         Other South Central Asia 5,189 0.15%
      South Eastern Asia 372,073 10.79%
         Cambodia 24,081 0.70%
         Indonesia 11,838 0.34%
         Laos 3,385 0.10%
         Malaysia 3,681 0.11%
         Philippines 202,568 5.87%
         Thailand 21,980 0.64%
         Vietnam 96,029 2.78%
         Other South Eastern Asia 8,511 0.25%
      Western Asia 119,358 3.46%
         Iraq 5,499 0.16%
         Israel 14,303 0.41%
         Jordan 3,165 0.09%
         Lebanon 19,092 0.55%
         Syria 11,033 0.32%
         Turkey 6,621 0.19%
         Armenia 53,394 1.55%
         Other Western Asia 6,251 0.18%
      Asia, n.e.c. 1,449 0.04%
   Africa 43,024 1.25%
      Eastern Africa 9,424 0.27%
         Ethiopia 4,501 0.13%
         Other Eastern Africa 4,923 0.14%
      Middle Africa 806 0.02%
      Northern Africa 17,195 0.50%
         Egypt 13,057 0.38%
         Other Northern Africa 4,138 0.12%
      Southern Africa 4,190 0.12%
         South Africa 4,171 0.12%
         Other Southern Africa 19 0.00%
      Western Africa 9,359 0.27%
         Ghana 1,336 0.04%
         Nigeria 6,682 0.19%
         Sierra Leone 389 0.01%
         Other Western Africa 952 0.03%
      Africa, n.e.c. 2,050 0.06%
   Oceania 12,560 0.36%
      Australia and New Zealand Subregion 5,331 0.15%
         Australia 3,906 0.11%
         Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion 1,425 0.04%
      Melanesia 1,985 0.06%
      Micronesia 287 0.01%
      Polynesia 4,929 0.14%
      Oceania, n.e.c. 28 0.00%
   Americas 2,177,052 63.11%
      Latin America 2,143,049 62.13%
         Caribbean 38,517 1.12%
            Barbados 325 0.01%
            Cuba 25,907 0.75%
            Dominican Republic 1,228 0.04%
            Haiti 1,198 0.03%
            Jamaica 5,856 0.17%
            Trinidad and Tobago 2,329 0.07%
            Other Caribbean 1,674 0.05%
      Central America 2,012,287 58.34%
         Mexico 1,525,157 44.21%
         Other Central America 487,130 14.12%
            Costa Rica 6,002 0.17%
            El Salvador 251,751 7.30%
            Guatemala 150,281 100.00%
            Honduras 31,486 5.64%
            Nicaragua 28,320 1.29%
            Panama 4,402 0.95%
            Other Central America 14,888 0.13%
      South America 92,245 0.09%
         Argentina 14,462 0.11%
         Bolivia 3,245 1.27%
         Brazil 7,258 0.09%
         Chile 6,651 0.27%
         Colombia 17,187 0.65%
         Ecuador 14,441 0.14%
         Guyana 1,662 0.12%
         Peru 23,121 0.67%
         Venezuela 2,002 0.18%
         Other South America 2,216 0.33%
      Northern America 34,003 0.05%
         Canada 33,921 0.11%
         Other Northern America 82 0.00%
   Born at sea 16 2.40%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

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