Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles,[7] and sometimes abbreviated as L.A. County, is the most populous county in the United States and in the U.S. state of California,[8] with 9,829,544 inhabitants as of 2021 U.S. Census Bureau estimates.[9] It is the most populous non–state-level government entity in the United States. Its population is greater than that of 40 individual U.S. states. Los Angeles County has the 3rd largest metropolitan area economy in the world, with a nominal GDP of more than $1.0 trillion. At 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2) and with 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas, it is home to more than one-quarter of California residents and is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States.[10] Its county seat, Los Angeles, is also California's most populous city and the second most populous city in the United States, with about four million residents; more recently, statewide droughts in California have further strained the city’s and county’s water security.[11]

Los Angeles County
County of Los Angeles
Images, from top down, left to right: Downtown Los Angeles in June 2019; Venice, Los Angeles during sunset; Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills; satellite picture of Santa Catalina Island; the Santa Monica Pier; Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve; and the Hollywood Sign
Nickname(s): 
"L.A. County"
Interactive map of Los Angeles County
Location in the state of California
Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W
Country United States
State California
RegionSouthern California
Metro areaGreater Los Angeles
FormedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
County seatLos Angeles
Largest cityLos Angeles
Incorporated cities88
Government
  TypeCouncil–manager
  BodyBoard of Supervisors
  ChairHolly Mitchell (D)
  Chair Pro TemSheila Kuehl (D)
  Board of Supervisors[2]
  Chief executive officerFesia Davenport
Area
  Total4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
  Land4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
  Water693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
Highest elevation10,068 ft (3,069 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total10,014,009
  Density2,468/sq mi (953/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP Codes
90xxx–918xx, 92397, 92821, 92823, 93243, 935xx[5]
Area codes213/323, 310/424, 442/760, 562, 626, 657/714, 661, 747/818, 840/909
FIPS code06-037
GNIS feature ID277283
GDP$659 billion[6] · 1st
Websitelacounty.gov

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