Westlake Village, CA
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Living in Westlake Village


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 8,217 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 87.47% 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 (19.97%), business and financial occupations (12.58%), and sales jobs (9.30%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

As is often the case in a small city, Westlake Village doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westlake Village. 67.26% 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 Westlake Village in 2018 was $82,073, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $328,292 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

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