Los Angeles City Expedition

Los Angeles, California


Metro Area Population: 12,900,000

Los Angeles ranks as the second largest city in the nation. The city is an environmental trend-setter, using solar power for public energy and recycling more than 800 tons of food waste a month from hundreds of restaurants.

Trends of Employment

Los Angeles is one of the world's centers of technology, media, business, and international trade as well as the largest manufacturing center in the U.S. It leads the world in producing popular entertainment (motion picture, television and recorded music). Aerospace, petroleum, fashion, apparel, tourism, finance, telecommunications, law, health medicine, and transportation are also substantial industries in the area.

Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, Los Angeles's cost of living is 55.66% higher than the U.S. average. The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metro Area's cost of living is 51.29% higher than the U.S. Average.

The income per capita is $22,238, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $40,844. The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metro Area's income per capita is $24,696 and the median household income is $50,869.


The average one-way commute in Los Angeles, takes 32 minutes. The area includes an extensive system of bus lines, as well as subway and light rail lines across Los Angeles County. The area hosts Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and three regional airports.

Companies and Internships in Los Angeles

If you have any questions about jobs or internships in Los Angeles, please contact the Internship Service Missionaries. You can also look on career navigator for current openings.

Graduate Schools:

Universities in or near Los Angeles that offer post-baccalaureate degrees:

  • UCLA & California State University, Northridge

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