West Athens demographics profile

StatisticWest AthensCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,92723291
Median age36.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%46%43%
Speak English57%56%79%
Speak Spanish41%29%13%
West Athens, CA has a population of 7,921 and is the 4,726th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,927 per sq mi which is 2450% higher than the California average and 6442% higher than the national average. The median age in West Athens is 37 which is approximately 2% higher than the California average of 36. In West Athens, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 57% speak English and 41% speak Spanish. 56% of West Athens residents were born in California, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 25% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in West Athens is 2450% higher than California.
  • The median age in West Athens is 2% higher than California.
  • In West Athens 13.96% of the population is White.
  • In West Athens 50.69% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Athens 1.04% of the population is Asian.

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West Athens population breakdown by race

RaceWest AthensCaliforniaNational
Black or African American50.69%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.01%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race3.23%4.62%3.06%
Other race31.07%13.28%4.75%
In West Athens, 44.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Athens, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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