Beverly Crest, Los Angeles
Beverly Crest is a high-income, heavily white, maritally stable, low-density, well-educated neighborhood in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. The median age of 45 makes Beverly Crest one of the oldest-aged neighborhoods in the city, right after Century City and Bel-Air.
The 2000 U.S. census counted 10,852 residents in the 8.24-square-mile Beverly Crest neighborhood—or 1,318 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities for the city and the county. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 11,569. In 2000 the median age for residents was 45, which was high for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of residents aged 35 and older were among the county's highest.
The neighborhood was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles, with a relatively high percentage of white people. The breakdown was whites, 87.5%; Asians, 4.0%; Latinos, 3.4%; blacks, 1.7%; and others, 3.3%. Iran (28.6%) and the United Kingdom (8.6%) were the most common places of birth for the 25% of the residents who were born abroad—which was an average percentage for Los Angeles as a whole.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $169,282, considered high for the city and the county. Renters occupied 10% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 90%. The average household size of 2.4 people was considered typical for Los Angeles. The 5.6% of families headed by single parents was low for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of married people in Bel Air were among the county's highest—63.4% for men and 59.5% for women. There were 896 veterans, or 10.2% of the population, a high proportion compared to the rest of the city and county.
The area of Beverly Crest is roughly triangular, with Sherman Oaks to the north, Bel Air to the southwest and the city of Beverly Hills to the southeast. The borders are mapped by the Los Angeles Times to run along Mulholland Drive on the north; Stone Canyon Road to the west, then Beverly Glen Boulevard below Stone Canyon Reservoir to Sunset Boulevard on the far south. The southeastern boundary with Beverly Hills is complex, and most of Beverly Crest lies within the so-called Beverly Hills Post Office, defined as ZIP code 90210 outside the city of Beverly Hills proper. The neighborhood of Hollywood Hills West is nearby on the east. By this definition, Beverly Crest includes Benedict Canyon, Franklin Canyon and Coldwater Canyon. Eastern portions of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lie in this area.
More than two-thirds (67.6%) of Beverly Crest residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for the city and the county. The percentages of residents in that age range with a bachelor's degree or greater were high for the county.
- These were the ten cities or neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the largest percentage of white residents, according to the 2000 census:
- Malibu, California, 88.8%
- Hidden Hills, California, 88.7%
- Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, 88.6%
- Topanga, California, 87.6%
- Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, 87.5%
- Westlake Village, California, 85.5%
- Manhattan Beach, California, 85.5%
- Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, 84.9%
- Hermosa Beach, California, 84.9%
- Fairfax, Los Angeles, 84.7%
Median family income
- Bel Air, Los Angeles, $207,938
- Hidden Hills, California, $203,199
- Rolling Hills, California, $184,777
- Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, $169,282
- Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, $168,008
- Palos Verdes Estates, California, $167,344
- San Marino, California, $158,855
- La Cañada Flintridge, California, 148,996
- Rolling Hills Estates, California, $145,628
- Malibu, California, $138,215
-  "Median Age," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
-  "Beverly Crest," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
-  Diversity "measures the probability that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different ethnicities. If all residents are of the same ethnic group it's zero. If half are from one group and half from another it's .50." —Los Angeles Times
- "Bel-Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council". BABCNC. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
-  "Beverly Crest Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
-  "White," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
-  Comments about living in Beverly Crest
-  Beverly Crest crime map and statistics
-  Los Angeles City Planning Profile