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East Los Angeles, California

East Los Angeles is a town located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 124,283.

Geography East Los Angeles is located at 34°1'53" North, 118°10'7" West (34.031462, -118.168653)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²). 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 124,283 people, 29,844 households, and 25,068 families residing in the town. The population density is 6,449.7/km² (16,697.4/mi²). There are 31,096 housing units at an average density of 1,613.7/km² (4,177.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 39.26% White, 0.39% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 54.01% from other races, and 4.22% from two or more races. 96.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 29,844 households out of which 51.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 21.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% are non-families. 12.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.15 and the average family size is 4.42.

In the town the population is spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,544, and the median income for a family is $29,755. Males have a median income of $21,065 versus $18,475 for females. The per capita income for the town is $9,543. 27.2% of the population and 24.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.0% are under the age of 18 and 13.5% are 65 or older.

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