Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest urban area in the nation. It is located in the southern part of the state on the Pacific Ocean. It is the seat of Los Angeles County. Geographically, it extends more than 40 mi from the mountains to the sea. Los Angeles is a major hub of shipping, manufacturing, industry, and finance, and is world-renowned in the entertainment and communications fields. It is a favorite vacation destination and attracts millions of tourists to the area each year from all over the world. .
Apart from the movie studios and other landmarks associated with the movie industry, points of interest include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits (famous for Ice Age fossils), Disneyland (Anaheim), and the Santa Anita and Hollywood racetracks. Los Angeles County is the nation's largest manufacturing center, and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are second only to New York as the largest customs district in the United States.
Los Angeles is by far larger than most cities, with a population of 3,598,252. The average age of each person is 31.31 years. The average household income is $46,807 with 2.88 people in each home. The cost of living at 128 is much higher than the average of 97.98.The average utility cost for a home in Los Angeles is $3,091.59. Los Angeles residents also spend an additional $2,573.43 on entertainment and $9,314.28 on transportation expenses. .
The average Winter high temperature is 51.91 and the low is 30.55. The average Summer high temperature is 88.79. The air quality index is a little past the average at 4 compared to 3.42. In addition, the crime index is dramatically higher at 155 compared to the national average of 100. There are 10 local community colleges in the Los Angeles area, along with a state university and several technical schools.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the primary organization responsible for law enforcement in Los Angeles.