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Los Angeles, CA 90189

LA Travel Stats 2000

An Overview of Travel and Tourism in Los Angeles County


Tourism in LA is big business. In 2000, 24.7 million people visited LA. According to the LA Economic Development Corporation, spending by LA's visitors provides employment for 279,400 area residents, making Travel and Tourism the fourth largest industry in LA County.


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the third busiest airport in the world, accommodating 67.6 million arriving and departing passengers during 2000. Only Atlanta/Hartsfield International and Chicago's O'Hare International handled more passengers in 2000.


What is the total population of Los Angeles?

According to the 2000 US Census, Los Angeles County has a total population of 9,519,338. The City of Los Angeles has a total population of 3,694,820. Los Angeles County is comprised of 88 independent cities, ranging in size from 3.7 million for the City of Los Angeles to a population of 85 for the City of Vernon.

If Los Angeles County were a state, where would it rank in terms of total population?

With a total population of 9.5 million, Los Angeles County would be the ninth largest state in the nation.

What is the land area of Los Angeles County?

LA County is comprised of 4,083 square miles (10,574 Km2 ) of land area.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in the County?

Lowest Elevation: Wilmington - 9 feet below sea level (2.7 meters) Highest Elevation: Mt. San Antonio - 10,080 feet above sea level (3,072 meters).

How many days of sunshine does LA have?

On average, Los Angeles numbers 329 days of sunshine each year.

What is the average amount of rainfall per year?

On average, Los Angeles receives 14.79 inches (37.57 cm) of rain each year.
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