L.A. Population Predicted to Be Nearly 16 Million By 2025

September 26, 2014 by Brian Champlin

Did somebody say L.A. is crowded? Well, if you thought we had too many people already, it’s not like things are going to trend any differently in the years to come.

According to a new study by Bloomberg the city of Los Angeles is predicted to have 15.7 million residents by the year 2025, an increase in population of 38.4% over the most recent census.


The population boom would mean an average density of 6,450 people per square mile, which would put it as the 27th most densely populated city in the world, and the densest in the entire United States. Yep, we’d even be ahead of New York City (although, is it kind of a dubious ranking, isn’t it?).

It should be noted that only countries with a 2014 per capita GDP of least $10,000 were considered for ranking, so both China, whose GDP just barely missed the cut, and India were omitted from consideration.

Of course the most pressing concern to me isn’t the exclusion cities on the list, but rather a question perhaps better left to architects and city planners: Where the hell are we going to fit all these people in L.A.?

Guess we’ll figure it out…

h/t: gizmodo