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Los Angeles County, CA
The county was named for the Los Angeles River, which was named for Saint Mary, "Queen of the Angels"

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Los Angeles County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 9,937,739. This was an increase of  4.40% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$42,189
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Los Angeles County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Los Angeles County was $30,804. This was an increase of 22.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 100% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Los Angeles
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 8 in production of strawberries
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the nation (by population); second fastest-growing county in the 1990s; largest Hispanic population; second largest black population

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6% of Los Angeles County residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Los Angeles County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Los Angeles County include Acton Community Cemetery, Agoura Cemetery, All Souls Cemetery, Artesia Cemetery, Avalon Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Beth Olam Mausoleum, Broadway & Mount Olive Cemeteries, Calvary Cemetery, Cemetery-Name Unknown ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Los Angeles County include Acton, Adams Hill, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Agua Dulce, Alhambra, Altadena, Angelino Heights, Arcadia, Arleta ... View communities

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Colleges in Los Angeles County include American Academy of Dramatic Arts West, American Film Institute Conservatory, Antelope Valley College, Antioch University Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, California Institute of Technology, California Institute of the Arts, California State Polytechnic University ... View colleges

School districts in Los Angeles County include Abc Unified, Acton-Agua Dulce Unified, Alhambra City Elementary, Alhambra City High, Antelope Valley Union High, Arcadia Unified, Azusa Unified, Baldwin Park Unified, Bassett Unified, Bellflower Unified ... View school districts

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Libraries in Los Angeles County include A C Bilbrew Library, Agoura Hills Library, Alamitos Branch Library, Alhambra Public Library, Allendale Branch Library, Alma Reaves Woods Watts Branch, Alondra Library, Altadena Library District, Angeles Mesa Branch, Angelo M. Iacoboni Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Los Angeles County include Antelope Valley Press, Arcadia Weekly, Burbank Leader, Claremont Courier, Glendale News-Press, La Canada Valley Sun, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Downtown News, Los Angeles Times ... View newspapers

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Los Angeles County political report.

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Airports in Los Angeles County include Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena, LA/ Palmdale Regional Airport, Long Beach/Daugherty Field, Los Angeles International

Hotels in Los Angeles County include Airtel Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Ambrose, Americas Best Value Inn Hollywood, Americas Best Value Inn Los Angeles, Americas Bv Inn Granada Hills, Angels Motel, Argyle Hotel R, Avalon Hotel, Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach, Ayres Suites Diamond Bar ... More hotels

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