Gramercy Park, Los Angeles

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Gramercy Park
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles County
City Los Angeles
Time zone PST
Area code(s) 323

Gramercy Park is a 1.13-square-mile neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles region. It has a population of 11,000+ residents. Jesse Owens Community Regional Park is located in the neighborhood.

Gramercy Park neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, as drawn by the Los Angeles Times

Geography[edit]

The Gramercy Park neighborhood touches Manchester Square on the north, Westmont on the east and south, and Inglewood on the west.[1] It is bounded by Manchester Boulevard on the north, Normandie Avenue and the Los Angeles city line on the east, and the Los Angeles city border on the south and west.[2][3]

Population[edit]

A total of 10,047 people lived in the neighborhood's 1.13 square miles, according to the 2000 U.S. census—averaging 8,859 people per square mile, about an average population density in both the city and the county. In 2008 the city estimated its population had grown to 11,173.[2]

The median age was 36, considered old for the city but about average for the county, and the percentages of residents aged 50 and older was among the county's highest.[2]

Within the neighborhood, African Americans made up 86.4% of the population—the highest percentage among Los Angeles County neighborhoods or cities—and Latinos made up 11.5% of the population. Other ethnicities were white, 0.8%; Asian, 0.4%; and other, 0.9%. Mexico and Jamaica were the most common places of birth for the 9.3% of the residents who were born abroad, a low percentage of foreign-born when compared with the city or county as a whole.[2]

The median household income in 2008 dollars was $57,983, considered average for both the city and county. The percentage of households earning $40,000 to $60,000 was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 2.8 people was about average. Homeowners occupied 70.4% of the housing units, and renters occupied the rest.[2]

The percentages of divorced and widowed people were among the county's highest, and there were 562 families headed by single parents, or 21.9%, a rate that was among the county's highest.[2]

There were 939 veterans, or 13.1% of the population, considered high compared with the city and the county overall.[2]

  • These are the ten neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the largest percentage of black residents:[4]
  1. View Park-Windsor Hills, California, 86.5%
  2. Gramercy Park, Los Angeles, 86.4%
  3. Leimert Park, Los Angeles, 79.6%
  4. Manchester Square, Los Angeles, 78.6%
  5. Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, Los Angeles, 71.3%
  6. Ladera Heights, California, 71%
  7. Hyde Park, Los Angeles, 66%
  8. Chesterfield Square, Los Angeles, 58.6%
  9. West Rancho Dominguez, California, 57.6%
  10. Westmont, California, 57.5%


Education[edit]

Gramercy Park residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 14.9% of the population, an average percentage for both the city and the county. The percentage of residents of that age having some college education was considered high.[2]

Schools within the boundaries of the Gramercy Park neighborhood are:[5]

  • La Salle Elementary School (LAUSD), 8715 La Salle Avenue
  • Saint Eugene Elementary School (private), 9521 South Haas Avenue
  • Manhattan Place Elementary School (LAUSD), 1850 West 96th Street

Recreation and parks[edit]

  • Saint Andrews Recreation Center,[6] 8701 Saint Andrews Place[3][7]
  • Jesse Owens Community Regional Park, 9651 S. Western Avenue[3][8] - Formerly named "Sportman Park", Jesse Owens Park is a 20 acre facility that provides recreational activities including baseball, flag football, basketball, soccer, tennis and aqua aerobics.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "South Los Angeles," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h [2] "Exposition Park," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ a b c The Thomas Guide, 2006, page 703
  4. ^ "Black", Mapping L.A. at Los Angeles Times
  5. ^ [3] "Gramercy Park Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ Saint Andrews Recreation Center
  7. ^ [4] Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks
  8. ^ [5] Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°49′16″N 118°19′07″W / 33.8212°N 118.3187°W / 33.8212; -118.3187