West Hollywood, CA
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West Hollywood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,698 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 95.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hollywood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hollywood who work in management occupations (16.55%), art, media, and design (16.20%), and office and administrative support (12.40%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.31% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in West Hollywood use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of West Hollywood‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West Hollywood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West Hollywood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.92% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Hollywood in 2010 was $60,680, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,720 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 11.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hollywood include Irish, Italian, Russian, and English.

West Hollywood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.83%.

The most common language spoken in West Hollywood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.