Los Angeles No Longer Attracts New Residents

Control freakiness not so enticing


By the end of the year, the majority of residents in Los Angeles County will be native Californians for the first time in recorded history, according to a recent report. And the share of residents who are native Californians is expected to increase to nearly two-thirds by 2030.

The report, released by University of Southern California's Population and Dynamics Research Group, shows a reversal of the long-running influx of immigrants into the city.

The total share of immigrants – especially Latino – in Los Angeles rose dramatically for decades before it peaked in 2000 at 36.2 percent. Now, however, it has stabilized and is projected to stay the same or even decrease slightly through 2030.