15 Facts About Los Angeles County

1. Los Angeles Countycame to Los Angeles over three decades ago with little more than a dream to be part of protecting and serving the public.

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2. Los Angeles County has 75 miles of beaches, with 42 more miles in Orange County.

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3. Los Angeles County has 75 miles of coastline and altitudes ranging from 9 feet below sea level at Wilmington to 10,080 feet above sea level atop Mt.

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4. Los Angeles County is the first in the nation to reach 10 million residents.

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5. On November 4, 2008, Los Angeles County was almost evenly split over Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.

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6. Los Angeles County has voted for the Democratic candidate in most of the presidential elections in the past four decades, and has gone Democratic in every election since 1988.

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7. Government of Los Angeles County is defined and authorized under the California Constitution, California law and the Charter of the County of Los Angeles.

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8. Los Angeles County has the largest number of homeless people, with "48,000 people living on the streets, including 6,000 veterans.

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9. Los Angeles County has the highest number of millionaires of any county in the nation, totaling 261,081 households as of 2007.

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10. Los Angeles County has the largest Native American population of any county in the nation: according to the 2000 census, it has more than 153,550 people of indigenous descent, and most are from Latin America.

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11. Los Angeles County had a population of 9,818,605 in the 2010 United States Census.

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12. Los Angeles County is divided west-to-east by the San Gabriel Mountains, which are part of the Transverse Ranges of southern California, and are contained mostly within the Angeles National Forest.

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13. Los Angeles County borders 70 miles of coast on the Pacific Ocean and encompasses mountain ranges, valleys, forests, islands, lakes, rivers, and desert.

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14. Los Angeles County is one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850.

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15. Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of the US state of California in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017.

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