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Central L.A.


  • 836,638 population in 2000, according to the U.S. Census
  • 57.87 square miles, divided into 26 neighborhoods
  • 14,458 people per square mile. The most dense neighborhood is Koreatown, and the least dense neighborhood is Elysian Park.




Household income in thousands of 2000 dollars


Education level
  • 27.3% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree. The neighborhood with the highest rate is Hollywood Hills West, and the neighborhood with the lowest rate is Pico-Union.




Occupied housing units
  • 81.4% of households are renters. The neighborhood with the highest rental rate is Westlake, and the neighborhood with the lowest rental rate is Hollywood Hills West.

Central L.A.

is a region of Los Angeles County containing 26 neighborhoods.
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About This Project
Central L.A. is one of the 16 regions in Mapping L.A., the Los Angeles Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools in Los Angeles County.
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This page was created by the Data Desk, a team of reporters and Web developers in downtown L.A.