West Athens, CA

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Population

8,746

10.4% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$45,110

10.7% growth

Number of Employees

4,190

14.7% growth

Median Property Value

$382,700

7.74% growth

About

In 2017, West Athens, CA had a population of 8.75k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $45,110. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Athens, CA grew from 7,921 to 8,746, a 10.4% increase and its median household income grew from $40,756 to $45,110, a 10.7% increase.

The population of West Athens, CA is 53.5% Black or African American Alone, 43.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.21% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in West Athens, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Athens, CA are Los Angeles Southwest College (1,204 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in West Athens, CA is $382,700, and the homeownership rate is 51.7%. Most people in West Athens, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in West Athens, CA is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of West Athens, CA employs 4.19k people. The largest industries in West Athens, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (612 people), Manufacturing (598 people), and Retail Trade (544 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($41,681), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,495), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,495).

Median household income in West Athens, CA is $45,110. Males in West Athens, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in West Athens, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,110

2017 value

± $5,760

10.7%

1 Year Growth

± 18.8%

Households in West Athens, CA have a median annual income of $45,110, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,756 in 2016, which represents a 10.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Athens, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6028.02

  2. Census Tract 6028.01

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Athens, CA was Census Tract 6028.02 with a value of $58,947, followed by Census Tract 6028.01 and N/A, with respective values of $34,452 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in West Athens, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Athens, CA (1.72k out of 8.72k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    915 ± 230

  2. Black

    753 ± 196

  3. Other

    657 ± 192

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Athens, CA is Hispanic, followed by Black and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.19k

2017 Value

± 480

14.7%

1 Year growth

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Athens, CA grew at a rate of 14.7%, from 3.65k employees to 4.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Athens, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (961 people), Sales & Related Occupations (488 people), and Production Occupations (448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Athens, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Athens, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (961 people), Sales & Related Occupations (488 people), and Production Occupations (448 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Athens, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.93 times), and Production Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Athens, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($84,674), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,813), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.19k

2017 Value

± 480

14.7%

1 Year growth

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Athens, CA grew at a rate of 14.7%, from 3.65k employees to 4.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Athens, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (612 people), Manufacturing (598 people), and Retail Trade (544 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Athens, CA, though some of these residents may live in West Athens, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in West Athens, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (612 people), Manufacturing (598 people), and Retail Trade (544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Athens, CA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.86 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.01 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Athens, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($41,681), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,495), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,495).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.4% of the population of West Athens, CA has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 9.11% on Medicare, 7.8% on non-group plans, and 0.286% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of West Athens, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in West Athens, CA see 1391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.6%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

29.3%

Medicaid

9.11%

Medicare

7.8%

Non-Group

0.286%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Athens, CA declined by 21.7% from 25.1% to 19.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Athens, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

West Athens, CA is home to a population of 8.75k people, from which 84.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.1% of West Athens, CA residents were born outside of the country (2.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Athens, CA is composed of 4.68k Black or African American Alone residents (53.5%), 3.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (43.4%), 106 Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 86 White Alone residents (0.983%), 55 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.629%), 26 Asian Alone residents (0.297%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0114%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Athens, CA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in West Athens, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Athens, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.45k people

25.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2k people

As of 2017, 28.1% of West Athens, CA residents (2.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Athens, CA was 25.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.1%

2017 Citizenship

83.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.1% of West Athens, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Athens, CA was 83.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    4.68k ± 772

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.8k ± 747

  3. Two or More Races

    106 ± 100

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more Black or African American Alone residents (4.68k people) in West Athens, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.8k Hispanic or Latino and 106 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Athens, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    50 ± 39

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    28 ± 32

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    12 ± 30

West Athens, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in West Athens, CA awarded 1,204 degrees. The student population of West Athens, CA is skewed towards women, with 1,889 male students and 4,379 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Athens, CA are Black or African American (647 and 54%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (484 and 40.4%), Unknown (23 and 1.92%), and Asian (15 and 1.25%).

The largest universities in West Athens, CA by number of degrees awarded are Los Angeles Southwest College (1,204 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Athens, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (761 and 63.2%), Child Care Provider (62 and 5.15%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (58 and 4.82%).

The median tuition costs in West Athens, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 471 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in West Athens, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 471 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in West Athens, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,204 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the West Athens, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Los Angeles Southwest College with 1,204 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

333

Degrees Awarded to Men

871

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 333 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Athens, CA, which is 0.382 times less than the 871 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in West Athens, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    647 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    484 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Athens, CA were to Black or African American students. These 647 degrees mean that there were 1.34 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 484 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Athens, CA was $382,700 in 2017, which is 1.67 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $355,200 to $382,700, a 7.74% increase. The homeownership rate in West Athens, CA is 51.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Athens, CA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Athens, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$382,700

2017 Median

± $22,108

$355,200

2016 Median

± $17,222

In 2017, the median property value in West Athens, CA grew to to $382,700 from the previous year's value of $355,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Athens, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Athens, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Household Income

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$45,110

Median Household Income

± $5,760

2.8k

Number of Households

± 346

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.8k households in West Athens, CA grew to $45,110 from the previous year's value of $40,756.

The following chart displays the households in West Athens, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Athens, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Athens, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.7%

2017 Homeownership

48%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.7% of the housing units in West Athens, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Athens, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Athens, CA have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in West Athens, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.9%

  2. Public Transit

    11.3%

  3. Carpooled

    9.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Athens, CA was Drove Alone (75.9%), followed by those who Public Transit (11.3%) and those who Carpooled (9.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Athens, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Athens, CA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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