Los Angeles, CA (Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St)




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About Los Angeles, CA (Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St median real estate price is $510,869, which is more expensive than 54.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 88.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St is currently $1,159, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.0% of California neighborhoods.

Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Los Angeles, California.

Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.4% in Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 43.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (57.5% ride the bus) than 100.0% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (67.6%) than are found in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 97.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 94.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 44,748 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.

Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.0%, which is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 10.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 62.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the unique characteristics of the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America. The Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (71.6%) than found in 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood in Los Angeles are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 71.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood, 51.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (13.0%), and 9.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (37.5%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report German roots (1.3%). In addition, 67.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 74.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, English and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (57.5%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (20.4%) and 7.4% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St neighborhood of Los Angeles by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Wilshire Blvd / Witmer St 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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