The U.S. Census Bureau launched the 2022 American Neighborhood Survey this week. The survey, which seems at demographic knowledge in five-year increments, launched a number of new detailed tables and demographic breakdowns. We checked out some traits within the knowledge.
Almost 6 million individuals 65 and older stay in California, a determine that’s slowly rising. Within the final 5 years, 716,000 individuals grew to become senior residents within the state. That quantity will practically double by 2030. Los Angeles County is house to roughly 1 / 4 of the senior residents within the state.
As the price of dwelling will increase, the variety of Golden State senior residents in poverty can also be rising, with practically 14% of Los Angeles County senior residents dwelling beneath the poverty line. The nationwide poverty price declined considerably to 12.5% in the course of the five-year interval from 2018-22.
Throughout the nation, housing prices proceed to rise. Monetary planners advise that not more than 30% of family revenue be spent on housing prices. The newest knowledge present that’s removed from the truth for 41% of house owners with a mortgage in Los Angeles County. For householders with out a mortgage, roughly 16% are home burdened. It’s additionally not straightforward for renters. Greater than half of renters spend greater than 30% of their family revenue on housing prices.
The info additionally level to how the pandemic modified the best way individuals work. In Los Angeles County, the variety of individuals working from house tripled from greater than 270,000 to 810,000 in simply 5 years. That quantity tracks with the remainder of the state’s pool of individuals working from house, which tripled from 1 million to greater than 3.2 million. For these having to commute into the workplace every day, the imply journey time to work has stayed the identical with most L.A. County residents attending to work in half-hour (though most L.A. metropolis residents would snort at this determine.) The variety of unemployed individuals within the county has gone down by 4% since 2017 with roughly 300,000 with out work.
The brand new American Neighborhood Survey contains up to date race knowledge. They present the county has grown in its Asian and Latino inhabitants. Roughly 1.4 million individuals recognized as Asian in Los Angeles County, up 2.4% from a decade in the past. Those that determine as Latino and Hispanic account for practically half of the inhabitants of the county. The county misplaced 80,000 Black individuals over the past decade.