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-3.42% decline
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Median Household Income
9.6% growth
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3.4% growth
Median Property Value
6.48% growth


The economy of West Athens, CA employs 3,738 people. The economy of West Athens, CA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 3.56; 2.37; and 2.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in West Athens, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (539), Manufacturing (508), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services (396), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($68,571), Finance & Insurance ($36,912), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,083).

Median household income in West Athens, CA is $42,051. Males in West Athens, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,710. The income inequality of West Athens, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for West Athens, CA. In Los Angeles County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,222. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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West Athens, CA is home to a population of 8,320 people, from which 80.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of West Athens, CA is composed of 4,112 Hispanic residents (49.4%), 3,610 Black residents (43.4%), 230 Two+ residents (2.76%), 163 White residents (1.96%), and 137 Asian residents (1.65%). The most common foreign languages in West Athens, CA are Spanish (3,566 speakers), African Languages (109 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (46 speakers), but compared to other places, West Athens, CA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (46 speakers), African Languages (109 speakers), and Spanish (3,566 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in West Athens, CA awarded 730 degrees. The student population of West Athens, CA is skewed towards females, with 166 male students and 564 female students. Most students in West Athens, CA are Black or African American (430 and 58.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (240 and 32.9%), Unknown (32 and 4.38%), and Asian (12 and 1.64%). The largest universities in West Athens, CA by number of graduates are Los Angeles Southwest College (730 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in West Athens, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (346 and 47.4%), General Psychology (31 and 4.25%), and Registered Nursing (30 and 4.11%). The median tuition costs in West Athens, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in West Athens, CA is $346,600, which is 1.78 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $325,500 to $346,600, a 6.48% increase. The homeownership rate of West Athens, CA is 46.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Athens, CA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Athens, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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