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Westmont, California
—  CDP  —
Location of Westmont in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 33°56′29″N 118°18′8″W / 33.94139°N 118.30222°W / 33.94139; -118.30222
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Area
 - Total 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 - Land 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 31,623
 - Density 17,103.0/sq mi (6,603.5/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90047
Area code(s) 310
FIPS code 06-84592
GNIS feature ID 1867072

Westmont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 31,623 at the 2000 census. The community is an unincorporated area adjacent to South Los Angeles, which means that all services are strictly received from Los Angeles County.

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Geography

Westmont is located at 33°56′29″N 118°18′8″W / 33.94139°N 118.30222°W / 33.94139; -118.30222 (33.941514, -118.302306).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²), all land.

Demographics

Westmont CDP
Population by year [1], [2]

2000 31,623
1990 31,044
1980 27,916
1970 29,310

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,623 people, 9,255 households, and 7,089 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,599.8/km² (17,103.0/mi²). There were 10,186 housing units at an average density of 2,125.9/km² (5,509.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 11.76% White, 57.98% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 25.77% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.53% of the population.

There were 9,255 households out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.9% were married couples living together, 34.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,323, and the median income for a family was $23,712. Males had a median income of $24,682 versus $25,775 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,765. About 35.3% of families and 36.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.7% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The area is within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Areas considered to be in Westmont are generally zoned to:

Library Service:

  • Woodcrest Community Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library

Politics

In the state legislature Westmont is located in the 25th and 26th Senate Districts, represented by Democrats Rod Wright and Curren D. Price, Jr. respectively, and in the 48th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mike Davis. Federally, Westmont is located in California's 35th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +33[3] and is represented by Democrat Maxine Waters.

External links

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  
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