West Hollywood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,938 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, West Hollywood is the 228th 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 93.86% 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 (14.91%), art, media, and design (14.59%), and office and administrative support (11.84%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in West Hollywood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One downside of living in West Hollywood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Hollywood, the average commute to work is 31.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 taxis. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Hollywood. 60.09% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Hollywood in 2018 was $69,589, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $278,356 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 13.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hollywood include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.
West Hollywood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.62%.
The most common language spoken in West Hollywood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.