West Athens, CA

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2022 Population
9,131
5.09% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
34.4
4.44% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.8%
29.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,552
1.74% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$638,700
26.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,041
5.03% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, West Athens, CA had a population of 9.13k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $67,552. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Athens, CA declined from 9,621 to 9,131, a −5.09% decrease and its median household income declined from $68,750 to $67,552, a −1.74% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Athens, CA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), Other (Hispanic) (13.5%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%).

None of the households in West Athens, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.9% of the residents in West Athens, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Athens, CA are Los Angeles Southwest College (1,431 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in West Athens, CA was $638,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in West Athens, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in West Athens, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Athens, CA is home to a population of 9.13k people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.5% of West Athens, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.78k people).

In 2022, there were 3.96 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9k people) in West Athens, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Other (Hispanic) and 1.14k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.9%
2022 Citizenship
83.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.9% of West Athens, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Athens, CA was 83.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Athens, CA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 761
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 560
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 520
40.7%
Hispanic Population
3.72k people

In 2022, there were 3.96 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9k people) in West Athens, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Other (Hispanic) and 1.14k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.7% of the people in West Athens, CA are hispanic (3.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in West Athens, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.78k people
26.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.54k people

As of 2022, 19.5% of West Athens, CA residents (1.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Athens, CA was 26.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    62 ± 59
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    37 ± 48
  3. Korea
    13 ± 31

West Athens, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Athens, CA employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in West Athens, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (545 people), Educational Services (474 people), and Retail Trade (436 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($78,438), Information ($71,289), and Wholesale Trade ($68,531).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

4.04k
2022 Value
± 561
−5.03%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Athens, CA declined at a rate of −5.03%, from 4.26k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Athens, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (497 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (489 people), and Management Occupations (389 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Athens, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.04k
2022 Value
± 561
−5.03%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Athens, CA declined at a rate of −5.03%, from 4.26k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Athens, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (545 people), Educational Services (474 people), and Retail Trade (436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Athens, CA, though some of these residents may live in West Athens, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,354
Median earning men ± $9,493
$32,986
Median earning women ± $6,398

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($135,136), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($121,250), and Public Administration ($101,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($215,034), Wholesale Trade ($68,063), and Public Administration ($57,344).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in West Athens, CA awarded 1,431 degrees. The student population of West Athens, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,562 male students and 3,351 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Athens, CA are Black or African American (676 and 47.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (635 and 44.6%), Two or More Races (39 and 2.74%), and Unknown (30 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in West Athens, CA by number of degrees awarded are Los Angeles Southwest College (1,431 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Athens, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (890 and 62.2%), Biological & Physical Sciences (154 and 10.8%), and Child Care Provider (53 and 3.7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,913 students enrolled in West Athens, CA, 31.8% men and 68.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,384 records, of which 67.4% were women and 32.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 539 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in West Athens, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 539 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,431 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Los Angeles Southwest College with 1,431 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 304 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Athens, CA, which is 0.27 times less than the 1,127 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 676 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 635 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,196) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($42) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Athens, CA was $638,700 in 2022, which is 2.27 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $503,700 to $638,700, a 26.8% increase. The homeownership rate in West Athens, CA is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Athens, CA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Athens, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$638,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$35,153
$1,606
Median Property Taxes
±$269

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.1% of the housing units in West Athens, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6028.02
  2. Census Tract 6028.01

The following map shows all of the places in West Athens, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,552
Median Household Income
± $23,182
2.72k
Number of Households
± 417

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.72k households in West Athens, CA declined from $67,552 from the previous year's value of $68,750.

The following chart displays the households in West Athens, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Athens, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (10.3%)

In 2022, 67.7% of workers in West Athens, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (10.3%).

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Athens, CA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.9% of the workforce in West Athens, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Athens, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Athens, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Athens, CA (1.26k out of 9.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Athens, CA is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of West Athens, CA has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 36.2% on Medicaid, 7.54% on Medicare, 8.84% on non-group plans, and 0.887% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1343 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1354 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 239 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,343 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,343 patients per year. This represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1,354 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.8% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.32%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
36.2%
Medicaid
7.54%
Medicare
8.84%
Non-Group
0.887%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Athens, CA declined by 6.48% from 6.76% to 6.32%.

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