Short answer: 17th most densely populated city in the US, 4th most in California, denser than San Francisco, more than twice as dense as Los Angeles, but less dense than some LA neighborhoods

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Today, West Hollywood’s population density is about 19,000 residents per square mile. In 2010, it was 18,300. That year, West Hollywood was the 17th most densely populated city or town in the whole country. That’s 17 out of almost 20,000 “incorporated places” (the Census term for cities and towns).

There were only 16 cities with higher densities than West Hollywood. 10 were in the New York City area, two were outside Miami, one was outside Boston, and three were in Los Angeles County. Those three were Maywood, Cudahy, and Huntington Park. Two other California cities, San Francisco and Bell Gardens, were also in the top 25, but lower down than West Hollywood. Santa Monica was number 127.

West Hollywood density

Note: If Manhattan were a separate city, it would have been at the top of the list with over 69,000 residents per square mile. However, the other boroughs were not as dense, so the average for New York City as a whole was 27,000. Source: Wikipedia, List of United States Cities by Population Density, accessed May 4, 2016.


West Hollywood density compared to other California cities

Looking at California today, West Hollywood is the fourth densest city in the state, with 19,000 residents per square mile. It is denser than San Francisco, which has about 18,500.

Maywood has the highest density, with almost 24,000 people per square mile. West Hollywood is 20% below that. Maywood and the second- and third-densest cities (Cudahy and Huntington Park) are all in the southeast part of Los Angeles County.

The table below shows the population density for each of California’s 482 cities and towns. You can use the scrollbar on the right to move through the table. You can also sort it by clicking on a column heading.

Sources: California Department of Finance, population estimates, E-5, 2016; Wikipedia, List of Cities and Towns in California, accessed May 4, 2016; our analysis.


West Hollywood density compared to nearby cities

West Hollywood’s population density puts it in the 99th percentile for California cities. Santa Monica is in the 95th percentile. Los Angeles and Culver City are both around the 90th percentile. Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and Burbank are all around the 80th percentile.

The actual differences are even bigger than the percentiles suggest. West Hollywood’s population density is 70% higher than Santa Monica’s and three times that of Beverly Hills.

Sources: Same as above.


West Hollywood density compared to Los Angeles neighborhoods

The population density of Los Angeles as a whole is about 8,600 residents per square mile in 2016. That’s less than half of West Hollywood’s. However, there are big differences among Los Angeles neighborhoods. Based on numbers from the Los Angeles Times (for an unspecified year), the population density ranged from about 1,000 in areas like Pacific Palisades to almost 43,000 in Koreatown.

How did West Hollywood compare to the densest Los Angeles neighborhoods? There were 14 neighborhoods with population densities higher than West Hollywood as a whole. The top three were Koreatown (42,600 residents per square mile), Westlake (38,200), and East Hollywood (31,100). Hollywood was number six, with 22,200. West Hollywood’s density was closest to Central-Alameda, a neighborhood in South LA not far from the dense cities of Maywood, Cudahy, and Huntington Park.

Sources: Los Angeles Times, Mapping L.A., accessed May 4, 2016.


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Short answer: 17th most densely populated city in the US, 4th most in California, denser than San Francisco, more than twice as dense as Los Angeles, but less dense than some LA neighborhoods| Today, West Hollywood's population density is about 19,000 residents per square mile. In 2010, it was...