Monday, October 13, 2008

Los Angeles Statistics

Some interesting points of Los Angeles demography from the Southern California Institute for Future Initiatives researchers at SCI-Arc (Austin, Sasha, Bethsabee and Avani):
  • Downtown Los Angeles has been home to the lowest median household incomes in the city and LA county since the 1950's. The contrast is significant - for example, in 2006 the county's median annual income was over $50,000; the city's median income was around $48,000; the median income for downtown was approximately $15,900.
  • Los Angeles is a city of renters. Nearly 63% of the population rents an apartment. This does not include "condos."