West Hollywood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,475 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, West Hollywood is the 227th largest community in California.
West Hollywood home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but West Hollywood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
West Hollywood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hollywood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hollywood who work in management occupations (17.75%), art, media, and design (16.35%), and office and administrative support (11.05%).
Of important note, West Hollywood is also a city of artists. West Hollywood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Hollywood’s character.
Also of interest is that West Hollywood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
West Hollywood, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
If knowledge is power, West Hollywood is a pretty powerful place. 62.45% of the adults in West Hollywood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in West Hollywood in 2018 was $66,492, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,968 for a family of four. However, West Hollywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Hollywood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Hollywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hollywood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Hollywood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hollywood include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of West Hollywood's cultural character, accounting for 24.69% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in West Hollywood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.