This was the year people first settled in the area, which was originally named El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles dePorciuncula.
In the first official census of Los Angeles, the population was listed as 141.
Between 1870 and 1900 the population skyrocketed from 5,000 to over 100,000 due to the work of a few men who actively promoted the city and built it up to rival San Francisco to the north.
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