WEHO by the Numbers

WEHO BY THE NUMBERS

WeHo Stood Out in  Voter Support for County Ballot Issues

WeHo Stood Out in Voter Support for County Ballot Issues

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 2 Comments

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…

Countries of Origin for WeHo’s Immigrant Residents

Countries of Origin for WeHo’s Immigrant Residents

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

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…

Majority of Students at Public Schools Serving WeHo Are ‘Disadvantaged’

Majority of Students at Public Schools Serving WeHo Are ‘Disadvantaged’

Fri, Dec 30, 2016 1 Comment

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…

WeHo’s Birth Rate Is Lower Than That of Los Angeles and California

WeHo’s Birth Rate Is Lower Than That of Los Angeles and California

Fri, Dec 23, 2016 9 Comments

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…

A Quarter of WeHo Residents Have Immigrated to the U.S.

A Quarter of WeHo Residents Have Immigrated to the U.S.

Fri, Dec 16, 2016

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…

How Much Water Do Residents of Local Cities Use?

How Much Water Do Residents of Local Cities Use?

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

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…

WeHo’s HIV, While Still Highest in L.A. County, Has Declined

WeHo’s HIV, While Still Highest in L.A. County, Has Declined

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

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….

WeHo Has More Restaurants and Bars Per Resident Than Nearby Cities

WeHo Has More Restaurants and Bars Per Resident Than Nearby Cities

Fri, Nov 25, 2016 6 Comments

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…

WeHo Beats Nearby Cities in Sales Per Square Mile

WeHo Beats Nearby Cities in Sales Per Square Mile

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

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…

When It Comes to Liquor Licenses, WeHo Ranks No. 1

When It Comes to Liquor Licenses, WeHo Ranks No. 1

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 3 Comments

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 […]

WeHo’s Serious Crime Rate Up 14%

WeHo’s Serious Crime Rate Up 14%

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 3 Comments

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 […]

5% of WeHo Rent-Stabilized Apartments Have Been ‘Ellis’ed’ Since 1986

5% of WeHo Rent-Stabilized Apartments Have Been ‘Ellis’ed’ Since 1986

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 6 Comments

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 […]

Here’s a Breakdown of Affordable Housing Units in WeHo

Here’s a Breakdown of Affordable Housing Units in WeHo

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 9 Comments

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 […]

WeHo Averages 5 Wrecks a Week that Injure People

WeHo Averages 5 Wrecks a Week that Injure People

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 2 Comments

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 […]

How Much Water Have We Saved?

How Much Water Have We Saved?

Thu, Oct 06, 2016 2 Comments

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 […]

How Does WeHo’s Housing Stock Compare with Its Neighbors?

How Does WeHo’s Housing Stock Compare with Its Neighbors?

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 8 Comments

Santa Monica’s housing supply has grown faster than West Hollywood’s, though West Hollywood may have more units in the short-term pipeline. That is according to a follow-up analysis by WeHo by the Numbers. The analysis looked only at the number of housing units and did not consider affordability. The California Department of Finance estimates the […]

West Hollywood ‘User Fees’:  Who Pays What?

West Hollywood ‘User Fees’: Who Pays What?

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

On average, user fees covered one-third of the cost of West Hollywood services such as recreation classes, rent stabilization, planning permits and special event permits in fiscal year 2016. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers, based on a consultant’s study of many of the city’s fee-based services. The consultant […]

The Growth of WeHo’s Housing Supply: Up 4% in 20 Years

The Growth of WeHo’s Housing Supply: Up 4% in 20 Years

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 9 Comments

West Hollywood’s housing supply grew by 4% — about 1,000 units – in the last 20 years, with more on the way. That is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers, based on state and federal data. The report looked only at the number of housing units and did not consider affordability. […]

How Long Will It Take Beverly Hills to Reconstruct Santa Monica Blvd?

How Long Will It Take Beverly Hills to Reconstruct Santa Monica Blvd?

Thu, Sep 08, 2016 14 Comments

The upcoming reconstruction of Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills will take about a year and a half, according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers, based on documents from the City of Beverly Hills. The project’s $24 million cost includes $2 million for planning and design, $2 million for construction management, $18 […]

WeHo Elementary Stands Out on 2016 Standardized Tests

WeHo Elementary Stands Out on 2016 Standardized Tests

Thu, Sep 01, 2016 1 Comment

West Hollywood Elementary School’s results stand out on new state tests, according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers. The report compared the local public schools serving West Hollywood to each other and selected Westside schools. In California, city governments and school districts are distinct entities. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves […]

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