West Side L.A. Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of West Side L.A.?

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There are 423,064 residents in West Side L.A., with a median age of 40. Of this, 48.2% are males and 51.8% are females. US-born citizens make up 73.21% of the resident pool in West Side L.A., while non-US-born citizens account for 15.91%. Additionally, 10.88% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 340,731 people in West Side L.A. currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 423,064 0.6%
Male Population 203,902 -0.7%
Female Population 219,162 1.9%
Male population 48.2%
Female population 51.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40 2.6%
Citizen US Born 309,727 1.3%
Citizen not US Born 67,298 2.1%
Not Citizen 46,040 -5.2%
Citizen US Born 73.21%
Citizen not US Born 15.91%
Not Citizen 10.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 6,687 -15.6%
Moved from Same County 49,643 -4.3%
Moved from Same State 10,678 -3.9%
Moved from Different State 11,048 -9.5%
Same House as Last Year 340,731 2.4%
Moved from Abroad 1.6%
Moved from Same County 11.85%
Moved from Same State 2.55%
Moved from Different State 2.64%
Same House as Last Year 81.36%

What are the employment statistics in West Side L.A.?

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White-collar workers make up 94.93% of the working population in West Side L.A., while blue-collar employees account for 5.07%. There are also 44,220 entrepreneurs in West Side L.A. (18.97% of the workforce); 145,794 workers employed in private companies (62.54%); and 24,318 people working in governmental institutions (10.43%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 221,296 0.6%
Blue Collar 11,824 -2.7%
White Collar 94.93%
Blue Collar 5.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 44,220 -3.5%
Private Companies 145,794 1.9%
Governmental Workers 24,318 -2.7%
Not for Profit Companies 18,788 2.1%
Self Employees 18.97%
Private Companies 62.54%
Governmental Workers 10.43%
Not for Profit Companies 8.06%

How many households are there in West Side L.A.?

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There are a total of 183,438 households in West Side L.A., each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 46.31% of these West Side L.A. households, while non-family units account for the remaining 53.69%. Additionally, 18.85% of households have children and 81.15% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 183,438 1.2%
Average People Per Household 2 1.8%
Family Households 84,958 -0.1%
Non-family Households 98,479 2.4%
Family Households 46.31%
Non-family Households 53.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 34,578 -1.7%
Households without Children 148,860 1.9%
Households with Children 18.85%
Households without Children 81.15%

What are the median and average incomes in West Side L.A.?

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The average annual household income in West Side L.A. is $234,110, while the median household income sits at $110,535 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $127,660, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $121,079. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $48,004 and $101,250, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $234,110 5.4%
Median Household Income $110,535 4.4%
People below Poverty Level 40,303 -11.1%
People above Poverty Level 357,860 2.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Side L.A.?

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There are 205,485 housing units in West Side L.A., and the median year in which these properties were built is 1968. Of the 183,438 occupied housing units in West Side L.A., 41.4% are owner-occupied, while 58.6% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.23% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $1,230,200. In general, housing costs reach $2,443 per month in West Side L.A..
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 205,485 2.0%
Median Year Built 1968 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 20,791 -4.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 22,074 0.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 31,605 2.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 28,016 3.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 36,701 0.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 24,827 0.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 14,943 10.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 16,168 -4.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 10,358 30.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 183,438 1.2%
Owner Occupied 75,951 2.7%
Renter Occupied 107,487 0.2%
Owner Occupied 41.4%
Renter Occupied 58.6%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 51,065 0.2%
Without Mortgage 24,886 8.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $1,230,200 11.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,477,300 22.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,443 3.4%
With Mortgage 67.23%
Without Mortgage 32.77%

What is the level of education in West Side L.A.?

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Approximately 12.22% of the population in West Side L.A. holds a high school degree (that's 42,094 residents), while 16.62% have attained a college certificate (57,239 locals) and 36.79% have a bachelor's degree (126,699 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,777 -8.6%
Some High School 42,094 -1.3%
Some College 57,239 -2.1%
Associate Degree 17,030 2.6%
Bachelor's Degree 126,699 2.3%
Graduate Degree 92,516 3.5%
No High School 2.55%
Some High School 12.22%
Some College 16.62%
Associate Degree 4.95%
Bachelor's Degree 36.79%
Graduate Degree 26.87%

What is the marital status of West Side L.A. residents?

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A total of 168,269 people in West Side L.A. have never been married (which represents 45.1% of the total population), while 153,090 of them are wedded (41.03%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 4,520 (1.21%) and 31,342 (8.4%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 168,269 0.3%
Married 153,090 0.6%
Separated 4,520 -9.2%
Widowed 15,883 4.1%
Divorced 31,342 1.2%
Never Married 45.1%
Married 41.03%
Separated 1.21%
Widowed 4.26%
Divorced 8.4%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Side L.A.?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Side L.A. use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 162,570 residents commute by car, 13,468 prefer going to work by walking and 6,809 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 162,570 -5.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 6,809 -16.5%
Railroad 298 44.7%
Ferryboat 24 118.2%
Bicycle 4,571 -9.6%
Motorcycle 859 -15.4%
TaxiCab 957 -0.4%
Walk 13,468 -6.9%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 90024 90025 90034 90035 90045 90049 90064 90066 90067 90073 90077 90094 90095 90210 90272 90291 90292 90293 90402

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