West Hollywood, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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West Hollywood, California - Basic Facts

The City of West Hollywood had a population of 36,973 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.09 and longitude -118.3617 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Hollywood 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Hollywood: Sherman.

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West Hollywood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,973
Population in Households 36,861
Population in Familes 11,820
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 19,589
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $67,334
Average Household Income $102,259
Per Capita Income $66,150


Total Housing Units 25,424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,768 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,125 (75.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,531 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $829,319
Average Home Value $960,591


Total Households 23,893
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 4,724
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.88% 0.69%
Households 0.72% 0.55%
Families 1.02% 0.82%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   4.24%

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, 2018 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 # 230 85th
Population Density # 6 100th
Diversity Index # 1058 30th
Median Household Income # 567 63rd
Per Capita Income # 112 93rd

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