The map below shows median household income in Los Angeles by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Los Angeles, CA map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

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The median household income in Los Angeles is $80,239. This means Los Angeles income is much higher than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 85th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in the Los Angeles metro area 32% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 14% of cities might have higher incomes, and 84% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $7,511 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the southwest parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the central areas.

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