West Athens, California Population 2021

9,706
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West Athens is a city located in California. West Athens has a 2020 population of 9,706. West Athens is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 11.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,729 in 2010. West Athens reached it's highest population of 9,706 in 2019.

The average household income in West Athens is $77,758 with a poverty rate of 10.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,181 per month, and the median house value is $446,500. The median age in West Athens is 36.7 years, 36 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.9 males.

West Athens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Athens was:

  • Black or African American: 52.14%
  • Other race: 23.03%
  • White: 18.45%
  • Two or more races: 5.03%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of West Athens, California is 9,706, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,574.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,729.

West Athens, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,06152.14%
Some Other Race2,23523.03%
White1,79118.45%
Two or More Races4885.03%
Asian830.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.19%
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West Athens Population by Race

West Athens Population Pyramid 2021

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West Athens Median Age

36.7


Total

36


Male

37.3


Female

West Athens Adults

There are 7,447 adults, (1,384 of whom are seniors) in West Athens.

West Athens Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Athens Sex Ratio

Female

5,425

55.89%

Male

4,281

44.11%

West Athens Population by Age

West Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
All60%40%
Female58.1%41.9%
Male53.2%46.8%
Non Family48.5%51.5%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9733.2660
Married1,1264.4971.2
Non Family8391.2248.5
Female7923.5658.1
Male2163.6453.2

3.96

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

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West Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade89113.60%
9th to 12th Grade4847.39%
High School Graduate1,88928.83%
Some College1,76927.00%
Associates Degree6159.39%
Bachelors Degree5438.29%
Graduate Degree3625.52%
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West Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black3,6913,410765
Hispanic2,6681,642122
Other Race1,31785033
Multiple Races25216540
Asian836614
White4235
Native American3030
Islander181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

West Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,790$40,221$31,977
Less Than High School$21,016$25,474$18,504
High School Grad$37,250$43,438$31,016
Some College$40,606$44,082$39,393
Bachelors Degree$44,886$43,523$45,469
Graduate Degree$95,080$79,625$96,277

$36,790

Average Earnings

$40,221

Average Male

$31,977

Average Female

West Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Athens Language by Age

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West Athens Language

51.61% of West Athens residents speak only English, while 48.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.96% of the population.

West Athens Language

West Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,46051711.59%
Black5,0594538.95%
Other2,2242149.62%
White441022.73%
Multiple48891.84%

10.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.20%

Male Poverty Rate

9.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Athens is White, with 22.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Athens is Multiple, with 1.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.33%.

West Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.84%
High School10.85%
Some College5.91%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

West Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.88%
Male Unemployed6.50%
Male Employed5.01%
Female Employed4.51%

West Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,299$77,758
Families$68,413$89,350
Married Families$87,535-
Non Families$34,840$43,296
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Income by Household Type

West Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Athens Married by Age and Sex

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West Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Athens Marital Status by Race

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West Athens Marital Status

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244

Number of Veterans

204

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam80
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War19
Korea10
World War II1

West Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7470
75+61
55 to 6461
35 to 5452
18 to 34

West Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2195.32%
Hispanic210.67%
White131.02%
2 or More124.49%

West Athens Veterans by Race

West Athens Veterans by Education

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3.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Athens Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

West Athens Employment by Age

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West Athens Employment by Race

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West Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.72%

Born in California

74.02%

Native Born

25.98%

Foreign Born

15.81%

Non Citizen

10.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.02% of West Athens residents were born in the United States, with 57.72% having been born in California. 15.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Athens Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,7060.00%
20209,7060.00%
20199,7061,13213.20%
20188,574-172-1.97%
20178,74682510.42%
20167,921-399-4.80%
20158,320-295-3.42%
20148,6151091.28%
20138,506-288-3.27%
20128,7943634.31%
20118,431-298-3.41%
20108,7290.00%

West Athens Population by Year