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Maps of Los Angeles, California
These thematic maps of Los Angeles, California illustrate the different neighborhoods and the contrasting demographics of the diverse city. South Central Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Long Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica and parts of the San Gabriel Valley (including Monterey Park) are focused on, while the San Fernando Valley is not shown because of space limitations.
The maps reveal that the section of South Central Los Angeles around Interstate 110 ([[the Harbor Freeway), along with East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, are the poorest areas in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The area is approximately one-thirds African American and two-thirds Latino. Historically a segregated black community, the region is now home to many new Latino immigrants, many of whom arrived illegally because of the labor demand from the factories in Vernon and Commerce. The area is stricken by high rates of poverty, crime, and lack of education.
Please click on the images for a larger view or for more information on it. The images are generated at the U.S. Census' American Factfinder. () The geographic limit is the census tract (CT) level.
Racial and ethnic groups
Age and sex
Area of industry
Tranportation and utilities access
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