Portrait of LA County

Measure of America's A Portrait of LA County

A Portrait of Los Angeles County is an exploration of how LA County residents are faring. It examines well-being and access to opportunity through the lens of the human development framework and index. The American Human Development Index (AHDI) uses official government data to measure three fundamental building blocks of a life of freedom, choice, and opportunity—a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living.

Discover how Measure of America came to create the American Human Development Index and how they calculate it for Los Angeles County in Humanizing Development in America. And read on to learn more about how LA County is doing through three brief stories excerpted from Measure of America's A Portrait of LA County