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West Hollywood, California - Basic Facts

The City of West Hollywood had a population of 36,405 as of July 1, 2017. West Hollywood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Hollywood is located at latitude 34.0883 and longitude -118.3718 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Hollywood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of West Hollywood (GNIS ID: 2412221) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Hollywood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Hollywood: Sherman.

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West Hollywood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,405
Daytime Population: Workers 35,732
Daytime Population: Residents 11,907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 36,291
Population in Familes 11,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 19,288
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $64,207
Average Household Income $95,907
Per Capita Income $62,190


Total Housing Units 25,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,869 (19.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,712 (74.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,660 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $741,533
Average Home Value $807,846


Total Households 23,581
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 4,600
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.78%
Households 0.64% 0.67%
Families 0.8% 0.77%
Median Household Income   5.17%
Per Capita Income   4.31%

West Hollywood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hollywood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 232 85th
Population Density # 7 100th
Diversity Index # 1067 30th
Median Household Income # 574 62nd
Per Capita Income # 117 92nd

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