Central Los Angeles

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Central Los Angeles is a 57.87-square-mile (149.88 km²) region of Los Angeles County, California, comprising twenty-three neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles, as well as Griffith Park, the city's largest public park.

Geography[edit]

According to the Mapping L.A. survey of the Los Angeles Times, the Central Los Angeles region consists of:[1]

Central Los Angeles as mapped by the Los Angeles Times

Population[edit]

In the 2000 census, Central Los Angeles had 836,638 residents in its 57.87 square miles (149.88 km²), including the uninhabited Griffith and Elysian parks, which amounted to 14,458 people per square mile. The densest neighborhood was Koreatown, and the least dense was Elysian Park.[1]

The four densest regions by population were in Central Los Angeles: Koreatown with 42,611 residents per square mile, followed by Westlake, 38,214; East Hollywood, 31,095, and Pico-Union, 25,352.[2]

About 81% of the area's population lived in rental units, while 19% lived in owner-occupied housing. Westlake was the neighborhood with the highest rental occupancy, and Hollywood Hills West had the lowest. The latter district also had the oldest population, and Pico-Union had the youngest. Hollywood Hills West also was the wealthiest neighborhood, and Downtown was the poorest. Hollywood Hills West was the neighborhood with the largest percentage of residents holding a four-year academic degree, and Pico-Union had the lowest percentage.[1]

The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was Latino, 46.1%; white, 26.4%, Asian, 16.2%; black, 8.2%, and other, 3.1%. Mid-Wilshire was the most ethnically diverse neighborhood and Pico-Union the least.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Central L.A.," Mapping L.A. Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ [1] "Density," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times

See also[edit]

Other regions of Los Angeles County