This “data portrait” of South Los Angeles was prepared upon request by the Community Coalition (CoCo). CoCo requested research assistance to gather recent demographic and socioeconomic trends of South Los Angeles in order to understand change over time and the implications of that change on the character of the community. Using census tract-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we examined the characteristics of the growing Latino population in comparison to other groups in this historically African-American neighborhood and the significance and diverse composition of its immigrant populations. This presentation was made possible by support from the Ford Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.
By Jared Sanchez and Jennifer Ito
October 6, 2011