Szt1 Task 1

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John Smith SZT1 Task 1 Community and Population Health SZT1 Task 1 Los Angeles County is a large community in Southern California, rich in diverse ethnicities and cultures. According to the US Census, there is an estimated population of over 9.8 million persons in 2010. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) Established in 1850, Los Angeles County is 4084 square miles and is home to more than 27 percent of all of California residents. (Los Angeles County-Government-About LA, n.d.) The diverse ethnic population of Los Angeles County is made up of 48.2% Hispanic, 27.3% White, 14.5% Asian, and 9.3% Black. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) The mean household income in Los Angeles County is $81,729.00 and median household income is $56,241.00 annually. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) 17.1% of all persons living in Los Angeles County are living at or below the poverty level. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) Of the persons living at or below the poverty level, 25.4% of them are African American, 12.4% Asian, 24.7% Hispanic, 16.4% White and 28.5% Other. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) The highest percentage of poor is under 18 years of age @ 24.3%, ages 18-64 years 15.2% and over 65 years 12.2%. (Los Angeles County QuckFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2013) Of the nearly 10 million people in Los Angeles County, nearly 634,000 families are receiving public assistance (Los Angeles Almanac - Demographics, History, Statistics) with an employment rate of 9.4% (Overview - Labor Market Information Division). According to the Los Angeles Almanac, in 2011, there were 51,240 homeless persons in Los Angeles County. Nearly 44% are African American, 28% Latino and 25% White. (Los Angeles Almanac - Demographics, History,
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