LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA

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2020 Population
161,275
1.39% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
28.7
2.14% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
29%
6.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,829
8.72% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$385,200
9.15% 1-year growth

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In 2020, LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA had a population of 161k people with a median age of 28.7 and a median household income of $40,829. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA declined from 163,551 to 161,275, a −1.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,553 to $40,829, a 8.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA are Other (Hispanic) (38.2%), White (Hispanic) (34.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.823%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (0.699%).

73.5% of the households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

75% of the residents in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was $385,200, and the homeownership rate was 32.9%.

Most people in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA is home to a population of 161k people, from which 75% are citizens. As of 2020, 35.5% of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (57.3k people).

In 2018, there were 1.11 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.6k White (Hispanic) and 37.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA are Spanish (106,790 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (364 households), and Haitian (289 households).

Citizenship

75%
2020 Citizenship
75.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 75% of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was 75.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    61.9k ± 2.83k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    55.6k ± 2.82k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    37.5k ± 1.95k
74.7%
Hispanic Population
121k people

In 2018, there were 1.11 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.6k White (Hispanic) and 37.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

74.7% of the people in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA are hispanic (121k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

35.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
57.3k people
35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
57.2k people

As of 2020, 35.5% of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA residents (57.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was 35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    106,790 households (72.3%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    364 households (0.246%)
  3. Haitian
    289 households (0.196%)

73.5% of the households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was Spanish. 72.3% of the households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    271 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    206 ± 105

LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA employs 57k people. The largest industries in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,070 people), Construction (4,217 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,867 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($142,326), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($91,149), and Banking & related activities ($73,088).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,865
Women
47.2%
30,112
Men
52.8%

The workforce of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA in 2020 was 56,977 people, with 47.2% woman, and 52.8% men.

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Occupations

57k
2020 Value
−1.32%
1 Year decline
± −1.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −1.32%, from 57.7k employees to 57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,340 people), Janitors & building cleaners (2,291 people), and Cashiers (2,147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

57k
2020 Value
−1.32%
1 Year decline
± −1.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −1.32%, from 57.7k employees to 57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,070 people), Construction (4,217 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,867 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,797
Median earning men ± $743
$22,271
Median earning women ± $694

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,841), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,682), and Information ($34,405).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($32,463), Construction ($32,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($27,420).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 2.84% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 3.47% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA in 2020 were Primary Education (37.6k), Secondary Education (36k), and High School or Equivalent (31.2k).

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The median property value in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was $385,200 in 2020, which is 1.68 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $352,900 to $385,200, a 9.15% increase. The homeownership rate in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA is 32.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 35.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA is $40,829. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

Property

$385,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,076
$12,910
Median Property Taxes
±$716

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

32.9%
Homeownership
2020
70.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 32.9% of the housing units in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 32.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,829
Median Household Income
± $1,292
39.2k
Number of Households
± 1,364

In 2020, the median household income of the 39.2k households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA grew to $40,829 from the previous year's value of $37,553.

The following chart displays the households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.353
2020 Wage GINI in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA
0.351
2019 Wage GINI in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA

In 2020, the income inequality in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was 0.353 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.559% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Public Transit (11.1%)

In 2020, 69.1% of workers in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who used public transit to get to work (11.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

35.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA have a longer commute time (35.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.73% of the workforce in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA (46.5k out of 160k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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85.5% of the population of LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 22.5% on employee plans, 54.4% on Medicaid, 3.27% on Medicare, 5.08% on non-group plans, and 0.286% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 34% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.43% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
22.5%
Employer Coverage
54.4%
Medicaid
3.27%
Medicare
5.08%
Non-Group
0.286%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA declined by 5.04% from 15.3% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in LA City (South Central/Watts) PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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