West Hollywood, CA

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Population

36,148

1.37% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$66,458

8.72% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

25,890

3.08% growth

Median Property Value

$684,200

6.54% growth

About

In 2017, West Hollywood, CA had a population of 36.1k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $66,458. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Hollywood, CA grew from 35,661 to 36,148, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $61,127 to $66,458, a 8.72% increase.

The population of West Hollywood, CA is 74.6% White Alone, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.54% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in West Hollywood, CA speak a non-English language, and 91.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in West Hollywood, CA is $684,200, and the homeownership rate is 21.3%. Most people in West Hollywood, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Hollywood, CA is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of West Hollywood, CA employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in West Hollywood, CA are Information (4,237 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,176 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,436 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($86,250), Public Administration ($78,714), and Wholesale Trade ($74,922).

Median household income in West Hollywood, CA is $66,458. Males in West Hollywood, 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 Hollywood, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,458

2017 value

± $5,359

8.72%

1 Year Growth

± 10.8%

Households in West Hollywood, CA have a median annual income of $66,458, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,127 in 2016, which represents a 8.72% 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 Hollywood, 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 7005.01

  2. Census Tract 7003

  3. Census Tract 7004

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Hollywood, CA was Census Tract 7005.01 with a value of $85,792, followed by Census Tract 7003 and Census Tract 7004, with respective values of $85,546 and $81,556.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Hollywood, CA (4.76k out of 36.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 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. White

    3,916 ± 593

  2. Hispanic

    535 ± 249

  3. Black

    242 ± 174

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

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

25.9k

2017 Value

± 1,498

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Hollywood, CA grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 25.1k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Hollywood, CA, are Management Occupations (4,331 people), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (4,037 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Hollywood, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Hollywood, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,331 people), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (4,037 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Hollywood, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (7.78 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (3.62 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Hollywood, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($119,417), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($86,141), and Protective Service Occupations ($85,815).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.9k

2017 Value

± 1,498

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Hollywood, CA grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 25.1k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Hollywood, CA, are Information (4,237 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,176 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Hollywood, CA, though some of these residents may live in West Hollywood, 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 Hollywood, CA, by number of employees, are Information (4,237 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,176 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Hollywood, CA has an unusually high number of Information (7.65 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.82 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Hollywood, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($86,250), Public Administration ($78,714), and Wholesale Trade ($74,922).

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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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% 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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of West Hollywood, CA has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 8.47% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 0.663% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Hollywood, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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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

Data only available at state level.

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

9.2%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

12.4%

Medicaid

8.47%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

0.663%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Hollywood, CA declined by 19.4% from 11.4% to 9.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Hollywood, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

West Hollywood, CA is home to a population of 36.1k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of West Hollywood, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.01k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Hollywood, CA is composed of 27k White Alone residents (74.6%), 4.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.3%), 2k Asian Alone residents (5.54%), 1.57k Black or African American Alone residents (4.35%), 1.34k Two or More Races residents (3.72%), 128 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.354%), 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.105%), and 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0083%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Hollywood, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Hollywood, CA was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in West Hollywood, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Hollywood, CA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    9.01k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of West Hollywood, CA residents (9.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Hollywood, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

91.3%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.3% of West Hollywood, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Hollywood, CA was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27k ± 856

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.08k ± 669

  3. Asian Alone

    2k ± 454

In 2017, there were 6.62 times more White Alone residents (27k people) in West Hollywood, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.08k Hispanic or Latino and 2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of West Hollywood, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in West Hollywood, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of West Hollywood, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    300 ± 194

  2. Vietnam

    289 ± 160

  3. World War II

    149 ± 108

West Hollywood, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Hollywood, CA was $684,200 in 2017, which is 3.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $642,200 to $684,200, a 6.54% increase. The homeownership rate in West Hollywood, CA is 21.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Hollywood, CA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Hollywood, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$66,458

Median Household Income

± $5,359

22.6k

Number of Households

± 1,318

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.6k households in West Hollywood, CA grew to $66,458 from the previous year's value of $61,127.

The following chart displays the households in West Hollywood, 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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Housing

Property Value

$684,200

2017 Median

± $41,934

$642,200

2016 Median

± $37,240

In 2017, the median property value in West Hollywood, CA grew to to $684,200 from the previous year's value of $642,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Hollywood, 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 Hollywood, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

21.3%

2017 Homeownership

20.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 21.3% of the housing units in West Hollywood, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 20.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Hollywood, CA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.782% of the workforce in West Hollywood, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.9%

  3. Walked

    4.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Hollywood, CA was Drove Alone (73.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12.9%) and those who Walked (4.18%).

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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