Westlake Village, CA
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Westlake Village is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 8,507 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westlake Village is the 436th largest community in California.

Westlake Village home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Westlake Village real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Westlake Village is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westlake Village is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westlake Village who work in management occupations (22.87%), sales jobs (15.79%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).

Of important note, Westlake Village is also a city of artists. Westlake Village has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Westlake Village’s character.

Also of interest is that Westlake Village has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Westlake Village is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westlake Village a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westlake Village has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westlake Village’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Westlake Village is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, Westlake Village is a pretty powerful place. 62.93% of the adults in Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village in 2010 was $62,394, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $249,576 for a family of four.

Westlake Village is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westlake Village home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westlake Village residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westlake Village include English, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Westlake Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.