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West Hollywood is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of West Hollywood is 34.09N. The longitude is -118.36W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,731.


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Median household income
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$38,914
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Hollywood demographic reports
West Hollywood is in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Sherman
In the early 20th century, the community was infamous for the poor quality of its streets and the availability of liquor.

Incorporated in 1984.

Home of the legendary Sunset Strip.

The area, due to its large number of gay residents, is sometimes referred to as Boystown

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 342. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 9.2 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lukas Haas, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Historic routes: Route 66
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 738

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10% of West Hollywood residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Hollywood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Hollywood was $38,302, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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47% of West Hollywood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Hollywood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $736.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,189.


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Libraries in West Hollywood include West Hollywood Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hollywood political report.

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West Hollywood restaurants taking online reservations include Asia de Cuba - Los Angeles, Blowfish Sushi to Die For LA, BOA Steakhouse - Hollywood, Cravings Restaurant, Dominick's Restaurant, Doug Arango's, Il Sole, La Boheme, Mark's Restaurant LA, Mirabelle ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for West Hollywood workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Hollywood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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