Has the population of West Hollywood grown over 30 years?
West Hollywood was incorporated in 1984. The chart below shows the population of West Hollywood over the city’s first 30 years. The estimates are for July of each year. They come from two sources, the US Census Bureau and the California Department of Finance. We have adjusted the Department of Finance numbers to make them directly comparable.
The chart shows that the number of residents has stayed within a narrow band since the beginning. The average has been about 35,600. It’s always been above 34,400 and never above 36,800. You can see the numbers by hovering over (or touching) the lines in the chart.
Year-by-year changes in the population of West Hollywood
The chart below shows the change in the population of West Hollywood each year based on the Census Bureau estimates. You can hover over or touch a column to get the exact number. Within a relatively narrow band of changes, we can see:
- A noticeable drop in 2000, which could have been a technical quirk caused by the Census Bureau reconciling their past estimates to the actual 2000 census count
- A sustained decline from 2003 to 2010, which reduced the population by 1,600 residents
- A period of growth starting in 2011 (accelerating in 2013) that has added almost 1,500 residents so far