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L.A. County population pushes past 10 million, highest in nation
L.A. County population pushes past 10 million, highest in nation

The population of Los Angeles County has edged past 10 million -- a new high for the most populous county in the United States, according to just-released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July, the county was estimated to have a whopping 10,017,068 residents. That’s nearly twice as many as the next largest: Cook County in Illinois, which had an estimated 5,240,700 people. Though Los Angeles has the biggest population by far, it isn’t among the fastest growing counties in the U.S., many of which are in oil- and gas-producing areas in and around the Great Plains. While such rapidly growing counties boosted their populations by 4% or more, Los Angeles...

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