West Hollywood, California Population 2021

36,051
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West Hollywood is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 36,051, it is the 217th largest city in California and the 1092nd largest city in the United States. West Hollywood is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually but its population has increased by 4.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,399 in 2010. West Hollywood reached it's highest population of 36,796 in 2017. Spanning over 2 miles, West Hollywood has a population density of 19,100 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Hollywood is $104,915 with a poverty rate of 11.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,664 per month, and the median house value is $755,400. The median age in West Hollywood is 38.7 years, 40.2 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 126.4 males.

West Hollywood Demographics

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

  • White: 80.94%
  • Two or more races: 5.80%
  • Asian: 5.66%
  • Black or African American: 3.62%
  • Other race: 3.37%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of West Hollywood, California is 36,051, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,687.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,399.

West Hollywood, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,50480.94%
Two or More Races2,1135.80%
Asian2,0645.66%
Black or African American1,3213.62%
Some Other Race1,2303.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1190.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander990.27%
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West Hollywood Population by Race

West Hollywood Population Pyramid 2021

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West Hollywood Median Age

38.7


Total

40.2


Male

36.2


Female

West Hollywood Adults

There are 34,873 adults, (5,390 of whom are seniors) in West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Age Dependency

23.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

5.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Hollywood Sex Ratio

Female

16,100

44.17%

Male

20,350

55.83%

West Hollywood Population by Age

West Hollywood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Hollywood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male30%70%
Married27.1%72.9%
Female24.4%75.6%
All19.1%80.9%
Non Family17%83%

19.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Hollywood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,3691.5519.1
Non Family18,3481.3117
Married3,9622.3627.1
Female6262.4624.4
Male4333.0630

2.36

Average Family Size

1.55

Average Household Size

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West Hollywood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2290.69%
9th to 12th Grade5711.72%
High School Graduate3,85711.63%
Some College5,65817.06%
Associates Degree2,2136.67%
Bachelors Degree14,39343.40%
Graduate Degree6,23918.81%
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West Hollywood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Hollywood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,11924,67516,237
Hispanic3,3663,0881,585
Asian1,8951,8801,419
Multiple Races1,8011,783795
Black1,2351,176727
Other Race1,1201,004437
Native American11911560
Islander494949

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

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

West Hollywood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,898$68,155$52,440
Less Than High School$$100,168$16,728
High School Grad$40,617$43,120$29,722
Some College$40,000$42,484$35,694
Bachelors Degree$69,152$80,234$58,073
Graduate Degree$81,769$95,000$65,900

$58,898

Average Earnings

$68,155

Average Male

$52,440

Average Female

West Hollywood Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Hollywood Language by Age

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West Hollywood Language

72.81% of West Hollywood residents speak only English, while 27.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.13% of the population.

West Hollywood Language

West Hollywood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,4353,40712.42%
Hispanic3,74646712.47%
Multiple2,11328213.35%
Asian2,0521738.43%
Other1,23016813.66%
Black1,298544.16%
Native11943.36%

11.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.33%

Male Poverty Rate

10.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Hollywood

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Hollywood is Other, with 13.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Hollywood is Native, with 3.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.26%.

West Hollywood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.13%
High School20.39%
Bachelors or Greater9.64%
Some College9.28%

West Hollywood Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.40%
Female Unemployed5.79%
Female Employed4.40%
Male Employed4.22%

West Hollywood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Hollywood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,044$104,915
Families$107,483$144,212
Married Families$117,444-
Non Families$64,946$93,023
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Income by Household Type

West Hollywood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Hollywood Married by Age and Sex

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West Hollywood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Hollywood Marital Status by Race

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West Hollywood Marital Status

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1,048

Number of Veterans

999

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War300
First Gulf War243
Vietnam208
World War II72
Korea24

West Hollywood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54385
75+319
18 to 34211
65 to 74109
55 to 6424

West Hollywood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7622.69%
Hispanic1764.94%
2 or More1678.81%
Asian753.90%
Black443.39%

West Hollywood Veterans by Race

West Hollywood Veterans by Education

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13.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Hollywood Veterans by Education

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78.8%

Labor Force Participation

74.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Hollywood Employment by Age

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West Hollywood Employment by Race

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West Hollywood 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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27.91%

Born in California

75.27%

Native Born

24.73%

Foreign Born

8.94%

Non Citizen

15.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.27% of West Hollywood residents were born in the United States, with 27.91% having been born in California. 8.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Hollywood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,051-212-0.58%
202036,263-212-0.58%
201936,475-212-0.58%
201836,687-109-0.30%
201736,7962860.78%
201636,5106541.82%
201535,8563811.07%
201435,4753741.07%
201335,1014701.36%
201234,6311300.38%
201134,5011420.41%
201034,359-1,435-0.41%
200035,794-324-0.09%
199036,1184150.12%
198035,7031,0810.31%
197034,6225,7521.83%
196028,8700.00%

West Hollywood Population by Year