He reported that California had surpassed New York to rank as the most populous state in the union. If you're tired of watching the New York media treat L.A. like a backwater, here's something that can make you feel better. You see, the one thing New York has ever had about L.A.
But we've been analyzing the numbers, and we're not so sure that's actually the case. If you ask us, Los Angeles has been a victim of New York centrism, creative data processing, and comparisons of apples and oranges. And Southern California is not the same thing, one could argue that, in many ways, SoCal's use of broader data would match us much more fairly with our rival on the East Coast. Los Angeles County once moved from the San Diego County border to Kern County, the latter of which ever encompassed it, and even extended to the Nevada state line, at least until 1853, when San Bernardino County was born.
Is Los Angeles poised to surpass New York in the coming decades? It already is the nation's second-largest city and is set to leapfrog Chicago by 2020. It has more Fortune 500 companies than any other city and is the fourth largest economy in the world. But will it be able to sustain such growth?
Los Angeles already is the nation's second-largest city
In the last decade, Los Angeles has grown into the nation's second-largest metropolitan area. The population of Los Angeles County alone is now more than six million. While many cities in the U.S. are experiencing population growth, the growth in Los Angeles is much slower than in other major U.S. cities. This is partly because the city has experienced an influx of people from the Sun Belt.
In the late 1980s, Los Angeles and the surrounding region hit a rough patch. The end of the Cold War caused massive federal cutbacks in aerospace, and the Los Angeles region lost nearly half of its workforce in that period. High unemployment and political dysfunction followed. The 1992 Rodney King riots also damaged the city's multicultural tolerance.
Today, Los Angeles is home to an increasingly diverse population. The city is home to people from 140 nations and 224 different languages. This diversity is reflected in the skyline.
It is poised to leapfrog Chicago by 2020
The 2020 census will determine if Brooklyn is poised to overtake Chicago as the country's fourth largest city. Brooklyn has grown by 5.3 percent in the past decade, gaining about 130,000 residents. While this is a small increase, it fits into a larger pattern for New York City. The city's population was 8.6 million in 2015.
The White Sox improved by 83 games this offseason, adding players like Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion, and Steve Cishek to their roster. They also traded for Nomar Mazara and have top prospect Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal slated to start the season. The team hopes to leapfrog the Indians and move up in the standings in 2020.
It is the world's fourth-largest economy
California is about to pass Germany as the world's fourth-largest economic power. This news is both good and bad, according to economists. According to Irena Asmundson, a research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Germany's economy is shrinking because of the situation in Ukraine.
The Bay Area alone is home to more than seven million people. The region's economy is estimated to be worth $2.7 trillion. That is more than the economies of London and Singapore. In addition to GDP, California is also a vibrant and diversified economy. Bloomberg estimates that the state will surpass Germany's economy by $72 billion by 2023. The state is home to major tech companies such as Apple and Google, as well as 379 publicly traded firms worth over a billion dollars each.
The region is home to numerous anchor institutions in multiple sectors, including world-class universities, healthcare facilities, and research and development. The region also has the nation's largest manufacturing base and the largest international trade industry. Its two major seaports, Long Beach and Los Angeles, handle 40 percent of US containerized freight. Moreover, Los Angeles International Airport is the third-largest international cargo airport. It has direct and indirect service to 91 US cities and 41 countries.
It has more Fortune 500 companies than any other city
While other cities may boast the largest number of Fortune 500 companies, Los Angeles is home to more than its fair share of Fortune 500 companies. The city is home to several companies that make up the Fortune 500 list, including the aerospace and defense giant Boeing, the energy company DTE Energy, the retail giant L Brands, and chip maker Qualcomm.
The Southern Region is home to the largest number of Fortune 500 companies. Houston and Dallas are home to many of these companies. The energy sector was hit hard by the pandemic in 2020, but recovered in 2021. Fortune 500 companies in Texas generated $128 billion in profits. Bentonville, Arkansas, is another city that boasts large Fortune 500 companies.
In terms of population, New York has the most Fortune 500 companies per capita. Its city proper is home to about a third of Fortune 500 companies, while the rest are located in other smaller cities. The San Francisco metropolitan area is home to several Fortune 500 companies. Alphabet and Facebook both have corporate offices there, while many other major companies have their headquarters downtown. Among the largest companies in San Francisco are Wells Fargo and McKesson.
That's right, you can almost see the lights of Las Vegas, and you can certainly see the lights of Primm, Nevada, from what was once a piece of Los Angeles. New York I wish it were that huge. But if we're going to give New York so much room to, you know, actually exist in other states and things like that, shouldn't L, A. be defined by the largest urban mass in Southern California? Honestly, if it weren't for Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, urban Southern California would run uninterruptedly between Ventura County and Tijuana.
And that's a lot of people. In fact, the Association of Governments of Southern California says it represents 18 million people living in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Add the population of San Diego County and you'll see a megacity of 21 million people. Although urbanity doesn't stop until the outskirts of Tijuana (with a population of 1.3 million), we will leave TJ aside, since, like Philadelphia, it is a metropolis with its own cultural strength.
While L, A. and Orange counties leave out much of the region described above. And arguably, Southern California is also much more culturally contiguous than greater New York. Whether you grew up in Chula Vista or Rancho Cucamonga, you're of SoCal heritage.
If you're from here, you know what we mean. We speak the same language as pop culture. The urban core of Los Angeles is much less dense than New York, but the suburbs (where most people live) are twice as dense. So the next time an outsider tells you that L.A.
is not a real city, let them know that Los Angeles is not only as real as it seems, but that it is also the new urban capital of the United States. Relationship to Victim*SpouseParentSonHermanFamilyAnother Sweet James has my permission to help provide a free police report. However, that figure is worth treating with considerable skepticism. To capture these great advances, more than half of the U.S.
population would have to relocate. New York City would need to grow eight times, making it much larger than any other city in the world right now. And the American city would lose 80 percent of its population. Baltimore, meanwhile, has seen a nearly 8% increase in homicides, while Los Angeles has seen a 7% increase, Fox News reported.