West Athens, California Population 2024

9,131

West Athens is a city located in Los Angeles County California. West Athens has a 2024 population of 9,131. West Athens is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -4.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,554 in 2020.

The average household income in West Athens is $102,510 with a poverty rate of 13.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Athens is 34.4 years, 32.4 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

West Athens Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.38%
  • Other race: 13.74%
  • White: 13.6%
  • Two or more races: 13.6%
  • Native American: 1.82%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.45%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,832.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.43% (-423)
The current population of West Athens, California is 9,131 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,554.

West Athens, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American5,05755.38%
Other race1,25513.74%
White1,24213.6%
Two or more races1,24213.6%
Native American1661.82%
Asian1281.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander410.45%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Athens Population by Race

West Athens Population Pyramid 2024

West Athens Median Age

34.4

Total

32.4

Male

36.8

Female

West Athens Adults

There are 6,586 adults, (1,190 of whom are seniors) in West Athens.

West Athens Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Athens Sex Ratio

Female5,07655.59%
Male4,05544.41%

West Athens Population by Age

West Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7193.3459.140.9
Female9433.6350.649.4
Married8744.7570.329.7
Non Family6581.0855.944.1
Male2443.2160.239.8
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3.94

Average Family Size

3.34

Average Household Size

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Athens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Athens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 65.85%.

West Athens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,979

Average Earnings

$46,392

Average Male

$39,073

Average Female

West Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Athens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Athens Language

59.4% of West Athens residents speak only English, while 40.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.93% of the population.

West Athens Language

West Athens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,05782816.37%
Hispanic3,71837910.19%
Other1,25514711.71%
Multiple1,242362.9%
White1001616%
Asian128107.81%
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13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.81%

Male Poverty Rate

12.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Athens is Black, with 16.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Athens is Multiple, with 2.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.28%.

West Athens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.68%
High School10.97%
Some College8.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
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West Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.87%
Male Unemployed10.14%
Male Employed2.8%
Female Unemployed
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West Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Athens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Athens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Athens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Athens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

249

Number of Veterans

197

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

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West Athens Veterans by War

count

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West Athens Veterans by Age

count

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West Athens Veterans by Race

West Athens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Athens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Athens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Athens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.22%

Born in West Athens

80.54%

Native Born

19.46%

Foreign Born

12.1%

Non Citizen

7.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.54% of West Athens residents were born in the United States, with 64.22% having been born in California. 12.1% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,131
20239,131
20229,131-490-5.09%
20219,621670.7%
20209,554-152-1.57%
20199,7061,13213.2%
20188,574-172-1.97%
20178,74682510.42%
20167,921-399-4.8%
20158,320-295-3.42%
20148,6151091.28%
20138,506-288-3.27%
20128,7943634.31%
20118,431-298-3.41%
20108,729
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West Athens Population by Year