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West Hollywood

  •   State: 
    Los Angeles County
    West Hollywood
      County FIPS: 
    34°5′16.73″N 118°22′15.49″W
      Area total: 
    1.89 sq mi
      Area land: 
    1.89 sq mi (4.89 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    282 ft (86 m)
    Incorporated November 29, 1984 ( 1984-11-29 )
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    19,000 residents per square mile of area (7,300/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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West Hollywood is the primary city name, but also Los Angeles, W Hollywood are acceptable city names or spellings. For many decades, the area that is now the city of West Hollywood was an unincorporated area in the midst of Los Angeles. In 1925 Sherman adopted "West Hollywood", "...a moniker pioneered earlier in the decade by the West Hollywood Realty Board" as its informal name. The city began to earn its reputation as a loosely regulated, liquor-friendly (during Prohibition) place for eccentric people wary of government interference. The most recent migration to West Hollywood came about after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when thousands of Russian Jews immigrated to the city. A majority of the 5,000 to 6,000 Russian Jews settled in two major immigration waves, 197879 and 198892. Due to the expiration of rent control protections in L.A., a coalition of gay men, and Russian Jews, successfully held a vote to officially incorporate West Hollywood in 1984; the city now has a council with an openly gay majority. The Gauntlet was a body piercing business founded by Jim Ward in 1975 that is considered the first business of its type in the United States. It celebrated its first commercial opening on the evening of November 17, 1978, at 8720 Santa Monica Boulevard (also in West Hollywood) West Hollywood is the most concentrated single Russian-speaking region in the U.S. Other than New York, West Hollywood's Russian-speakers are the second-largest group of Jews in the country, after the New York City boroughs of Queens and Manhattan. West Hollywood has one of the highest concentrations of African-American residents in Los Angeles County.


West Hollywood has a very dense, compact urban form with small lots, mixed land use, and a walkable street grid. Commercial corridors include the Sunset Strip, along Santa Monica Boulevard, and the Avenues of Art and Design along Robertson, Melrose, and Beverly Boulevard. West Hollywood is the most walkable city in California with a Walkscore of 89. The city has a subtropical-semi-arid climate with year-round warm weather, although winter nights are cool. Rainfall is sparse (only 13 inches annually), and falls mainly during the winter months. Snow is extraordinarily rare in West Hollywood, with the last accumulation occurring in 1949. The record high temperature of 111 °F was recorded on September 26, 1963, while the record low of 24 °Fwas recorded on January 4, 1949. It was largely formed from the unincorporated Los Angeles County area which had not become part of the surrounding cities. It is located on the West Coast of the United States and has a population of 1.2 million. It has a reputation for being a great nightlife destination. The Sunset Strip is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the world, with many nightclubs and bars located along the strip. It also has the highest murder rate in the U.S., with more than 50 murders per 100,000 residents in 2010. The average age of a West Hollywood resident is 48 years old, with a median age of 50 years old. The median age for a resident of West Hollywood in 2010 was 48.5 years.


As of the census of 2000, there were 35,716 people, 23,120 households, and 5,202 families residing in the city. In 2009, West Hollywood had a median household income of $52,649, with 15.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line. As of 2019, gay men were 33% of West Hollywood's population; a 2013 survey had estimated the gay male population at 39%. In 2010, the city had a population of 34,399, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the US. The city has a population density of 18,225.6 inhabitants per square mile (7,036.9/km²) The city's population was spread out with 1,578 people (4.6%) under the age of 18, 2,407 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 16,228 people (47.2%) aged 25 to 44, 9,061 people (26.3%) aged 45 to 64, and. 5,125 people (14.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. There were 24,110 housing units at an average density of 12,821.0 per squaremile (4,950.2/ km²), making West Hollywood one of. the most. densely populated city in the U.S. The median age of the city was 40.4 years. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there are 129.9 males.


Under the legalization of the sale and distribution of cannabis, the city plans to issue 40 licenses to either operate a dispensary, consumption lounge or delivery service. West Hollywood's first four dispensaries, Alternative Herbal Health Services, Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group, Zen Healing and MedMen WeHo, were granted temporary extensions in June 2019 to operate as retail businesses through the remainder of the year. In September 2019, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe opened with a menu of cannabis for consumption, THC-infused drinks and meals for cannabis-enhanced sense of taste and smell. It is the first cannabis cafe in the United States and will include the expertise of cannabis sommeliers, known as "budtenders" on site. On August 20, 2020, the Original Cannabis Cafe became America's first restaurant allowed to serve legal marijuana to open in California. It became one of eight establishments granted a cannabis consumption license in West Hollywood. There were reportedly over 300 applicants, and the original Cannabis Cafe states it was granted the first license. The city's 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were: The Original Cannabis cafe, Lowell Herb Co. and West Hollywood Medical Center. The number of cannabis-related jobs in the U.S. in 2018 was at a record high of 2,715. The total number of jobs in California in the first half of 2019 was at an all-time high of 1,816. The state's cannabis industry is expected to grow at a rate of 4% to 5% over the next five years.

Arts and culture

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnival is an event that takes place annually on October 31. The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party has traditionally been held at the Pacific Design Center. An annual PowPow is presented by AIDS Project Los Angeles Red Circle Project and the City of West Hollywood. West Hollywood is in close proximity to Runyon Canyon Park's hiking trail and dog park in Hollywood. Approximately forty percent of the population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and the city has become a leader of communities in showcasing how to protect and advocate for equal rights for the LGBT community. In 2014, West Hollywood inaugurated the first City Poet, Steven Reigns, during the regular City Council meeting on October 6, 2014. The West Hollywood Library hosts an extensive collection of LGBT records, literature, and history, including the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the Ron Shipton HIV Information Center. The ONE Archives Gallery and Museum is the first museum in Southern California exclusively dedicated to gay history. In 2018, America's first city-wide Bi Pride event was held in West Hollywood, with over 1,000 people attending. The city is one of the worlds top gay vacation spots for LGBT travelers and is at the center of gay California nightlife, including spas, shopping, and dining. It is also home to the West Hollywood Book Fair, which has featured the likes of Andrew McCarthy, Deepak Chopra, and Rocco DiSpirito in the past. It also hosts a year-round author series WeHo Reads, featuring new and noteworthy authors.


The city government is headed by a five-member city council, including a mayor and a mayor pro tem who serve one-year terms. West Hollywood was the first city in the country to have a city council with a majority of gay members. In the California State Legislature, West Hollywood is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat María Elena Durazo, and in the 50th Assembly District. In U.S. House of Representatives, the city is in California's 28th congressional district, representedby Democrat Adam Schiff. On December 20, 2021, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission voted 14-0 in favor of a new state Assembly and Senate district maps and delivered those maps to the secretary of state on December 27, 2021. These maps take effect for California's 2022 state legislative elections, changing West Hollywoods Assembly District to AD 51 and Senate District to SD 24. On February 19, 2001 West Hollywood became the second city to change the term pet "owner" to pet "guardian" in their municipal codes. The city is one of the most prominent gay-friendly cities in the United States, with 86% of the city voting against the Proposition 8 amendment, which restricted marriage to heterosexual couples. On November 8, 2008, Westollywood became the first U.N. city to adopt a policy of non-interference in other countries' sovereignty. The policy of no interference in other nations' sovereignty was adopted by the United Nations. The position of mayor is largely ceremonial, and both positions are not re-elected in concurrent terms.


West Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Most of West Hollywood is zoned to Bancroft Middle School. The Center for Early Education and Pacific Hills School are private schools in West Hollywood. Students living in the Beverly Hills Post Office, usually attend West Hollywood Elementary but then go to Emerson Middle School, if they are zoned there. All of Westollywood is zoning to Fairfax High School; some areas are jointly zoned with Fairfax and Hollywood High School. West Hollywood College Preparatory School (WHCP) K-12 is a private school in the West Hollywood area. The area is within Board District 4, which includes West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Westridge. It is located on the west side of the Santa Monica Mountains. The West Hollywood neighborhood of Santa Monica is known as the Westridge neighborhood. The Santa Monica area is known for its nightlife and nightlife in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. It has a reputation as one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Los Angeles, with many nightclubs and bars. It also has a history of violence, with several shootings in the 1970s and 1980s. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is located in the area, near West Hollywood and Santa Monica. It was built in the 1930s and is the tallest building in the city, with a height of 6 feet, 7 inches (183 cm) and a diameter of 1.5 m (3.2 ft). It is home to the Hollywood Bowl, which opened in 1937.


Traffic congestion, public transport and parking are critical issues in the city due to its location between access to areas such as Greater Hollywood to the east and the San Fernando Valley to the north. The city funds or subsidizes an array of services for those living with HIV or AIDS. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation parks a Mobile HIV/STD testing van outside of the city's busiest nightclubs on Friday and Saturday nights, and again on Sunday afternoons. West Hollywood subsidizes programs for its growing population of children through a partnership with the USDA and local schools. The K Line extension to the Hollywood/Highland station is likely to pass through, or along, the edge of West Hollywood. Residents can access free medical, legal and mental health services at the LA Free and Lesbian Center. The West Hollywood Public Library operates the West Hollywood Library at 625 North Vicente Boulevard. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center in Hollywood, serving West Hollywood, as well as other health and safety services in the Los Angeles area. The LACMTA operates a fleet of 260 buses based in a large facility on prime real estate near San Vicente Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd. The Sunset Trip shuttle service focuses on shuttling riders on Sunset Boulevard, but also crosses the PickUp shuttle route to allow transfers. The Public Relations Society of America Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA) has recognized the city with a PRism Award of Excellence in the category of New Product/Service Launch for the citys kick-off campaign for the Pick up.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California = 1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in West Hollywood = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 35,757 individuals with a median age of 44.5 age the population grows by 2.85% in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 19,000 residents per square mile of area (7,300/km²). There are average 1.52 people per household in the 24,003 households with an average household income of $51,113 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.70% of the available work force and has dropped -6.23% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.84%. The number of physicians in West Hollywood per 100,000 population = 213.2.


The annual rainfall in West Hollywood = 18.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 26. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 283. 77 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 49.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California which are owned by the occupant = 20.58%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 46 years with median home cost = $553,110 and home appreciation of -17.14%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.73 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,809 per student. There are 22.6 students for each teacher in the school, 5098 students for each Librarian and 840 students for each Counselor. 6.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 31.07% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 15.66% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • West Hollywood's population in Los Angeles County, California of 1,934 residents in 1900 has increased 18,49-fold to 35,757 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 44.56% female residents and 55.44% male residents live in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.

    As of 2020 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California are married and the remaining 72.04% are single population.

  • 29.4 minutes is the average time that residents in West Hollywood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.99% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.11% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.52% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, 20.58% are owner-occupied homes, another 75.97% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.46% are vacant.

  • The 56.73% of the population in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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