There are approximately 124 Unincorporated Areas within L.A. County

In alphabetical order, they are as follows, with areas noted to the right serving as “slices” of the aforementioned cities to the left:

Community“Slice(s)”
Acton
Agoura
Agua Dulce
Alpine
Altadena
Antelope Acres
Athens (West Athens)
Avocado Heights
Baldwin Hills
Bandini (islands)
Bassett
Big Pines
Bouquet Canyon
Calabasas (adjacent)
Calabasas Highlands
Canyon Country
Castaic
Castaic Junction
Charter Oak (islands)
Citrus (Covina islands)
Crystalaire
Deer Lake Highlands
Del Aire
Del Sur
East Azusa (islands)
East Rancho Dominguez
East Los Angeles
Belvedere Gardens
City Terrace
Eastmont
East Pasadena
East San Gabriel
East Whittier
El Camino Village
El Dorado
Elizabeth Lake
Fairmont
Firestone
Florence
Forrest Park
Franklin Canyon
Glendora (islands)
Gorman
Graham
Green Valley
Hacienda Heights
Hi Vista
Juniper Hills
Kagel Canyon
Kinneloa Mesa
La Crescenta
La Rambla
Ladera Heights
Lake Hughes
Lake Los Angeles
Lakeview
Lang
Lennox
Leona Valley
Littlerock
Llano
Long Beach (islands)
Longview
Los Cerriots Wetlands
Los Nietos
Malibu Vista
Marina del Rey
Mint Canyon
Monrovia/Arcadia/Duarte (islands)
Monte Nido
Montrose
Mulholland Corridor
Cornell
Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon
Malibou Lake
Malibu Bowl
Malibu Highlands
Malibu/Sycamore Canyon
Monte Nido
Seminole Hot Springs
Sunset Mesa
Trifuno Canyon
Neenach
Newhall
North Claremont (islands)
Northeast San Dimas (islands)
Northeast Whittier (island)
Northeast Whittier
Norwalk/Cerritos (islands)
Oat Mountain
Pearblossom
Placerita Canyon
Quartz Hill
Rancho Dominguez
Redman
Roosevelt
Rowland heights
San Clemente Island
San Pasqual
Santa Catalina Island
Saugus
Soledad
South San Gabriel
South San Jose Hills
South Whittier
Stevenson Ranch
Sulphur Springs
Sun Village
Sunland/Sylmar/Tujunga (adjacent)
Sunshine Acres
Three Points
Topanga Canyon
Fernwood
Glenview
Sylvia Park
Topanga
Twin Lakes
Universal City
Val Verde
Valencia
Valyermo
Vasquez Rocks
Veterans Administration Center
View Park
Walnut Park
West Arcadia (islands)
West Carson
West Chatsworth
West Pomona (islands)
West Puente Valley
West Rancho Dominguez
Victoria
West Whittier
Westfield
Westmont
White Fence Farms
Whittier Narrows
Willowbrook
Wilsona Gardens
Windsor Hills
Wiseburn
Wrightwood

“More than 65 percent of the County — 2,653.5 square miles — is unincorporated. For the 1 million people living in those areas, the Board of Supervisors is their “city council” and the supervisor representing the area the “mayor.” County departments provide the municipal services. There are approximately 120-125 unincorporated areas (depending on how you define them), with the largest number located in the northern part of the County.”

Source: Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles, Room 358, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Phone (213) 974-1311, 2011

J.T.

city buildings under the blue sky

L.A. County’s Population Still Towers Over 80% of the U.S.

StatePopulation
Alaska578,803
Vermont623,989
Wyoming645,570
D.C.670,050
South Dakota732,673
Rhode Island774,948
North Dakota895,376
West Virginia1,003,084
Maine1,095,610
New Hampshire1,104,271
Delaware1,372,447
Mississippi1,388,992
Montana1,441,553
Hawaii1,782,959
Idaho1,900,923
Nebraska1,963,692
Kansas2,934,582
New Mexico2,949,965
Arkansas3,025,891
Nevada3,143,991
Iowa3,193,079
Utah3,337,975
Connecticut3,605,597
Oklahoma3,986,639
Oregon4,246,155
Kentucky4,509,394
Louisiana4,624,047
Alabama5,039,877
South Carolina5,100,000
Minnesota5,707,390
Colorado5,812,069
Wisconsin5,895,908
Maryland6,165,129
Missouri6,168,187
Indiana6,805,985
Tennessee6,975,218
Massachusetts6,984,723
Arizona7,276,316
Washington7,738,692
Virginia8,642,274
New Jersey9,267,130
L.A. County9,934,710
Michigan10,050,811
North Carolina10,551,162
Georgia10,799,566
Ohio11,780,017
Illinois12,671,469
Pennsylvania12,964,056
New York19,835,913
Florida21,781,128
Texas29,527,941
California39,237,836

Although L.A. County and California recently lost a Congressional seat (and electoral college vote) due to the rising cost of living here over the last decade, it remains the case that both supply the U.S. with unmatched people power and economic activity.

If both were suddenly removed from the union, the U.S. would instantly lose 14% of its total economy and also go from a nation of 330 million people to 291 million. The 40 states behind in terms of population and D.C.’s combined area also amount to 2.8 million of the 3.8 million square miles (land and water areas included) that comprise the United States.

In other words, if one of those 1950s Martian men suddenly crashed their ship in the contiguous U.S.–including Alaska– it’d need to scour through at least 74% of the nation’s land and water before finding a region as populous as L.A. County. Moreover, while the state of Michigan–which voted for Trump in 2016–holds a population just slightly higher than that of L.A. County at 10 million, it takes 96,700 square miles of that state’s area to situate its residents, while L.A. County places its 9.9 million people with only 4,700 square miles.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts, June 2021

J.T.

grayscale photo of mother kissing her baby

Mama,

Now I spend so much time seeing, thinking and being of one mind;

But you knew my eyes before I could call them mine.

Held me in your arms before I’d hold myself…

It’s a miracle, then, to be able to say to my maker:

Thank you, Mamá.

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Ahora paso tanto tiempo viendo, pensando y siendo de una sola mente;

Pero conociste mis ojos antes de que pudiera llamarlos míos.

Me sostuviste en tus brazos antes de que yo me sostuviera...

Es un milagro, entonces, poder decirle a mi creadora:

Gracias, Mamá.

J.T.