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Poverty Status by Sex & Age
Population for Whom Poverty Status is Determined
Los Angeles County                                                     
                                      Number & Percent by Race

Income in 1999 below poverty level

Age Group

Total

Male

Female

Below Poverty Level

Percent* Below Poverty Level

Below Poverty Level

Percent* Below Poverty Level

Below Poverty Level

Percent* Below Poverty Level

Total

1,674,599

17.59%

776,625

16.51%

897,974

18.65%

Under 5 years

181,473

24.60%

92,828

24.57%

88,645

24.64%

5 years

40,409

25.49%

20,778

25.67%

19,631

25.30%

6 to 11 years

234,602

24.74%

120,130

24.79%

114,472

24.69%

12 to 14 years

94,318

22.51%

48,459

22.64%

45,859

22.38%

15 years

29,866

22.26%

15,277

22.23%

14,589

22.30%

16 and 17 years

59,477

21.99%

29,246

20.78%

30,231

23.30%

18 to 24 years

220,014

22.44%

101,323

20.23%

118,691

24.74%

25 to 34 years

273,706

19.13%

120,214

16.49%

153,492

21.88%

35 to 44 years

234,450

17.34%

102,604

15.15%

131,846

19.54%

45 to 54 years

132,194

13.10%

60,645

12.44%

71,549

13.72%

55 to 64 years

80,535

13.20%

33,880

11.75%

46,655

14.51%

65 to 74 years

49,152

11.27%

18,606

9.66%

30,546

12.53%

75 years and over

44,403

11.40%

12,635

8.65%

31,768

13.06%

* Percentage of all persons in age group, above or below poverty level
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Also see Numbers for 1990 Census

 

Number of Persons Living Below the Poverty Level by Age & Race
Los Angeles County, 1999

Percentages are against number of all persons below poverty level within each age group

Race

Total Number

Age Under 5

Age 5 years

Age 6 -11 years

Age 12-17 years

Age 18-64 years

Age 65-74 years

Age 75+ years

Total

Number

1,674,599

181,473

40,409

234,602

183,661

940,899

49,152

44,403

Percent*

17.59%

24.60%

25.49%

24.74%

10.97%

56.19%

11.27%

11.40%

Latino

Number

1,012,455

135,769

29,315

166,688

121,042

532,351

16,972

10,318

Percent*

60.46%

74.81%

72.55%

71.05%

65.91%

56.58%

34.53%

23.24%

White Alone, Not Latino

Number

245,519

12,072

2,795

16,851

16,752

162,332

14,413

20,304

Percent*

14.66%

6.65%

6.92%

7.18%

9.12%

17.25%

29.32%

45.73%

Asian1

Number

153,497

7,732

2,005

13,456

14,820

100,929

8,175

6,380

Percent*

9.17%

4.26%

4.96%

5.74%

8.07%

10.73%

16.63%

14.37%

Black1

Number

216,627

21,933

5,496

32,992

26,546

115,987

7,615

6,058

Percent*

12.94%

12.09%

13.60%

14.06%

14.45%

12.33%

15.49%

13.64%

American Indian/ Alaska Native1

Number

15,096

1,615

391

1,997

1,839

8,672

329

253

Percent*

0.90%

0.89%

0.97%

0.85%

1.00%

0.92%

0.67%

0.57%

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander1

Number

6,177

680

215

999

898

3,235

111

39

Percent*

0.61%

0.50%

0.73%

0.60%

0.74%

0.61%

0.65%

0.38%

Some Other Race1

Number

579,657

77,746

16,557

95,832

72,441

304,768

8,063

4,250

Percent*

34.61%

42.84%

40.97%

40.85%

39.44%

32.39%

16.40%

9.57%

Two or More Races

Number

96,232

10,980

2,112

13,130

10,528

54,833

2,865

1,784

Percent*

5.75%

6.05%

5.23%

5.60%

5.73%

5.83%

5.83%

4.02%

1 Declared to be of a single racial group only
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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