L.A. Overview

Map of Los Angeles County

• If L.A. County were its own country, it would have the 19th largest economy, larger than Belgium,Norway, Poland and Sweden.

• L.A. County is a region that spans more than 4,000 square miles and is the nation’s most diverse and populous county. L.A. County is larger than the combined areas of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.

• There are nearly 10 million people living in the county representing 150 languages around the world. If L.A. County were a state, it would be the 8th largest in population, larger than New Jersey, Washington, North Carolina, Arizona and Georgia.

• L.A. County boasts the largest labor force of any county in the United States. In fact, L.A. County has a labor force of more than 4.6 million people of which 1.3 million are college graduates.

• #1 in graduating new engineers and Ph.D.s every year.

• Two-way trade values at the L.A. Customs District are more than
$416 billion (2014).

• The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handled 15.2 million containers in 2014 (20-foot equivalent units), making them the nation’s busiest combined seaports.

• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the world’s busiest origin and destination airport, and a leading gateway for the Asia-Pacific region.


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