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West Athens, California - Basic Facts

The West Athens Census Designated Place had a population of 8,936 as of July 1, 2016. West Athens ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Athens is located at latitude 33.9235 and longitude -118.3033 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the West Athens Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The West Athens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409544) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The West Athens Census Designated Place is located within Inglewood CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Athens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Athens, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,936
Population in Households 8,881
Population in Familes 7,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 6,687
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 2,570
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 2,074
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,324 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,246 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $376,071
Average Home Value $394,260


Median Household Income $39,742
Average Household Income $55,798
Per Capita Income $16,266
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.57%
Households 0.28% 0.5%
Families 0.35% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Athens, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Athens to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 510 66th
Population Density1 # 150 90th
Diversity Index2 # 162 89th
Median Household Income # 1204 21st
Per Capita Income # 1299 14th

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