LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Poverty went up in the
The bureau also found that Los Angeles-area residents pay substantially more for homes and rental units than in the rest of the nation and that about 34 percent are foreign-born, compared to about 15 percent in the rest of the United States. In terms of education, more L.A-area children who are 3 and 4 are enrolled in school than in the rest of the nation, but the Southland is behind when it comes to high school graduation rates.
The Census Bureau said in a statement that its 2012 American Community Survey showed 17.6 percent of people in the
At the same time, 20.9 percent of the area's population lacked health insurance coverage, a decrease from 21.2 percent in 2011, and the median household income was $57,271, which was not statistically different from $57,745 in 2011, the Census Bureau reported.
The bureau also released these American Community Survey findings regarding education, home ownership and immigration:
- In 2012, 53.9 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in school, which was not statistically different from 52.9 percent in 2011. Nationally, 48.7 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds living in metro areas were enrolled in school in 2012, which was not statistically different from 48.4 percent in 2011.
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- In 2012, the median value for an owner-occupied home in the
- In 2012, the median gross rent -- rent plus utilities -- was $1,233, not statistically different from $1,236 in 2011. Renters in metro areas across the
- About 33.9 percent of