West Hollywood voters are the most liberal in the county, but they voted with political conservatives on one issue in the last election. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers, following up on an earlier analysis.
West Hollywood’s mix of immigrant origins is unique compared to nearby cities, the state overall and the U.S. as a whole. That is according to a follow-up report by WeHo by the Numbers based on the estimates from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
To simplify comparisons, the report squeezed the countries of the world into nine regions. Given the size and population of Asia, it was split into four regions: East Asia (e.g., China, Korea); Southeast Asia (e.g., the Philippines, Indonesia); South and Central Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan), and the Middle East and the Caucasus (e.g., Iran, Armenia). The other regions were Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada, Australia/New Zealand and Africa.
Over half of West Hollywood’s immigrants came from Europe. Within that group, the majority were from Eastern Europe…
West Hollywood-funded social-service agencies helped 9% more clients in 2016 than in the prior year. The mix of services and clients also shifted. That is according to a new analysis WeHo by the Numbers based on city reports.
The city spends roughly $4.5 million a year on social services through contracts with nonprofit agencies. A total of 10,125 clients used those services in the year ending September 2016. (People who received different services may be counted more than once.)
One-third of clients used HIV/AIDS services. Another 18% of clients got services for seniors and the disabled, 15% used city-funded health and mental health services, and 11% got help with food. The remaining 20% of clients used homeless, youth, legal, employment and substance abuse services.
The mix of services delivered to clients changed between…
Motor vehicle thefts increased more in 2016 than other types of crime in West Hollywood (on a percentage basis). Aggravated assaults declined the most. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on city data.
West Hollywood had about 1,870 reported violent and property crimes in 2016. In the last decade, the total averaged around 1,800. It was a bit lower from 2013 to 2015, but rose in 2016. (It was down again at the end of 2016, but one month of data is not enough to draw conclusions.) The total increased by 175 crimes or 10% between 2015 and 2016.
Violent crime and property crime went in different directions in 2016. Property crime grew 13%. Violent crime as a whole declined 3% in 2016 and almost 20% over the last five years. Over longer time horizons, both violent and property crime dropped dramatically. For…
Market-rate rents for newer West Hollywood units grew an estimated 6% in 2016, down from 12% in 2015. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the city and Zillow.
The report uses two rent indices to measure changes in market-rate rents. One is the Zillow Rent Index, which may be more attuned to the city’s newer, market-rate housing. The other is an index created for the purposes of the report: the Rent Stabilized New Tenant (RSNT) rent index. It focuses on the city’s older housing units. It is based on the average rents paid by new tenants in rent-stabilized units. New tenants start at the market rate, even in rent-stabilized units.
The Zillow data suggests that increases in market-rate rents peaked at 12% in 2015 and then dropped to 5% in 2016. They averaged 6% or so in recent years. The…
In the last election, West Hollywood voters stood out for their support of criminal justice changes, increased government funding and educational and environmental measures. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on Los Angeles County voting data.
Among Los Angeles County communities, West Hollywood was number one in voting to require background checks for ammunition buyers, give parole more often/let judges decide whether juveniles are tried in adult court, legalize marijuana and end the death penalty.
Some communities were just as opposed to the measures as West Hollywood was supportive. For example, less than 20% of the voters said yes to background checks in Citrus, an unincorporated area in the San Gabriel Valley.
West Hollywood voters supported the tax questions in even greater numbers than the…
About a third of West Hollywood’s immigrants come from countries that were part of the Soviet Union. The remaining two-thirds come from many different countries, including Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, covering the years 2011 through 2015. One in four West Hollywood residents is an immigrant.
The number of residents who come from former Soviet republics has been shrinking over time. An estimated 3,200 of the city’s 9,200 immigrants come from these nine countries: Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. The biggest group comes from Ukraine — estimated at almost 1,600 — followed by Russia, with close to 1,100.
There may be West Hollywood…
Disadvantaged students make up a majority of the students at local public schools serving West Hollywood. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the California Department of Education.
In 2013, the State of California changed its school funding formula to focus more resources on disadvantaged students. The formula provides 20% more money for each disadvantaged student. Then it gives extra money to districts with a concentration of disadvantaged students (more than 55% of the student body).
“Disadvantaged” means that the students come from low-income households, are in foster care, or are learning English. They have, on average, lower educational outcomes because of these challenges. The new funding aims to help schools change that. As Gov. Jerry Brown has explained, “Our disadvantaged students…
West Hollywood’s birth rate is lower than that in nearby cities, the county and the state. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers.
The Los Angeles Times recently reported that California’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level ever. There were 12.42 births for every 1,000 residents from mid-2015 to mid-2016.
The report looked at the equivalent birth rates in West Hollywood and nearby cities. It estimated that a little over 200 West Hollywood residents gave birth annually. That was six births per 1,000 residents per year, or 22 births for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 50.
The estimate was based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau surveyed residents from 2011 through 2015 and estimated the number of women who had given birth in the prior 12 months.
West Hollywood’s estimated birth rate…
One in four West Hollywood residents immigrated to the United States, double the national average. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. For smaller cities like West Hollywood, the Census Bureau combines several years of surveys to get a good estimate. The report uses numbers from 2010 through 2014.
Among nearby cities, Los Angeles had the highest percentage of residents who were immigrants, 39%. The share was almost as high in Beverly Hills (36%) and Burbank (35%). West Hollywood was about 10 percentage points lower at 26%. Culver City and Santa Monica were a bit below that at 23%.
California as a whole had virtually the same percentage of residents who immigrated to the US (27%) as West Hollywood. However, the numbers for other California…
Average water use varies from 75 to 135 gallons per resident per day in nearby cities. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the State Water Resources Control Board.
West Hollywood does not have its own water department. The cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills provide the water here. The report compares their residential usage to other cities. The calculation excludes water used by businesses, farmers, and other non-residential users.
Compared to nearby cities, Beverly Hills has the highest residential water use: 135 gallons per person per day. Burbank’s residents use 111 gallons a day.
Los Angeles (78 gallons) uses about 40% less per person than Beverly Hills. Santa Monica (77 gallons) and Culver City (75 gallons) consume a bit less than Los Angeles. Glendale’s residents use more, 89…
New HIV diagnoses have declined in West Hollywood, but the city still has the county’s highest rate per 10,000 residents. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the city and county.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. In West Hollywood, about 2,500 residents are living with HIV. In 2014, those residents represented 7% of the city’s population, or one in 14 residents. Among male residents, 13%, or one in eight, were living with HIV. The number has grown steadily over time.
The city’s 2014 rate was far above the county average. About 49,000 of the county’s 10 million people were living with HIV. That was 0.5% of the county’s population.
According to the report, more than 70 West Hollywood residents are newly diagnosed with HIV each year. The number of new diagnoses has declined in recent years….
West Hollywood has 372 restaurants and bars, more per resident than in nearby cities. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers. It is based on a list of inspections performed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. The count includes restaurant-like parts of grocery stores, such as bakeries, but not food trucks.
West Hollywood has more restaurants/bars per capita than nearby cities. It has 104 restaurants/bars for each 10,000 residents. Beverly Hills has almost as many (101 per 10,000 residents) and Culver City is not far behind with 95. Santa Monica has fewer (84). The numbers for Burbank (57) and Los Angeles (36) are much lower. The Los Angeles count includes restaurants/bars for which the listed “city” is a Los Angeles neighborhood, such as Hollywood.
West Hollywood also has more…
West Hollywood sells more taxable goods per square mile than other nearby cities. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the state. Those sales generated $11 million in tax revenue for city programs in fiscal year 2015.
The California Board of Equalization says that there was $1.3 billion ($1,286,364,000) in taxable sales in West Hollywood in 2014. Most of that — $1.1 billion — was for retail and food. Taxable sales include most tangible goods, but not services like haircuts or hotel stays. Hotel stays are covered by a separate occupancy tax. Some tangible goods also are excluded, such as pharmaceuticals and most groceries.
Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Los Angeles and Santa Monica had more taxable sales than West Hollywood in 2014. Sales were a third higher in Culver City ($1.8…
West Hollywood has more restaurant/bar-type liquor licenses per square mile than any other city in California. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data from the state. Liquor licenses are issued by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). A recent check of ABC’s website showed 234 […]
West Hollywood’s crime rate — adjusted for the seriousness of the crimes — is lower than in nearby Los Angeles neighborhoods, but higher than in other Westside cities. That is according to a report by WeHo by the Numbers, based on its new crime “dashboard.” The dashboard analyzes crime in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver […]
Since 1986, about 5% of West Hollywood’s rent-stabilized apartment units have been removed from the rental market through the Ellis Act. One in ten units was ultimately returned to the market. The rest were converted into or replaced by a larger number of owner-occupied, market-rate and low-income affordable-housing units. That is according to a new […]
West Hollywood has 1,850 affordable-housing units or 7% of the housing stock. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on city data. Affordable-housing units offer below-market rents — and sometimes supportive services — to eligible lower-income households. The report lists four types of affordable housing in West Hollywood. The […]
Vehicle collisions in West Hollywood injure people about 250 times a year on average, or about five times a week. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on data collected from local agencies by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The chart above shows the number of collisions in West […]
Cities in the area reduced their water consumption 16% to 26% in the last year and 14% to 24% in recent months. That is according to a report by WeHo by the Numbers, based on data from the State Water Resources Control Board. From June 2015 to May 2016, Burbank conserved more on a percentage […]