Westlake Village is a Los Angeles suburb of 8,358 residents. Located in Los Angeles County, Westlake Village is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Westlake Village offers residents a sparse suburban feel, and most residents own their homes. Westlake Village has many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Westlake Village and residents generally hold moderate political views. The public schools in Westlak Village are highly rated.
About 3000 years ago, Chumash Indians invaded the region and lived by hunting rabbits and other game and collecting grains and acorns. Ongoing excavations, archaeological sites, and polychrome rock art in the area provide a glimpse into the social and economic complexities of the ancient Chumash world. In 1770, Captain Gaspar de Portola led a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries, who traveled north on the route that became known as the El Camino Real. The party camped near a village in Chumash, believed to be the site of present-day Westlake Village.Father Juan Crespi, chaplain and diarist of the expedition, wrote: “We are on a plain of considerable size and of much beauty, wooded everywhere by live oaks and oaks, with much meadows and water.”
Westlake Village is a city in Los Angeles County and Ventura County, California. With a population of 7,887 in 2020, it is the 395th largest city in California and the 3,682nd largest city in the United States. Westlake Village is currently declining at a rate of -1.38% per year and its population has declined by -4.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,270 in 2010. Westlake Village spans more than 10 kilometers and has a population density of 1,521. people per square mile.
The median family income in Westlake Village is $206,559 with a poverty rate of 3.33%. The median cost of rent in recent years has been $2,900 per month and the median home value is $953,700. The median age in Westlake Village is 52 years, 50.6 years for men and 52.5 years for women.
Westlake Village, California gets an average of 17 inches of rain per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Westlake Village averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Westlake Village. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Westlake Village has an unemployment rate of 10.9%. The US average is 6.0%.
Westlake Village has seen the job market rise 0.7% in the past year. Future job growth over the next ten years is projected at 33.7%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Westlake Village Tax Rates
– The Westlake Village sales tax rate is 9.5%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The income tax rate for Westlake Village is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax rates can have a big impact when comparing the cost of living.
Westlake Village Income and Salaries
– The average income of a Westlake Village resident is $62,394 per year. The US average is $28,555 per year.
– The median household income of a Westlake Village resident is $115,550 per year. The US average is $53,482 per year.
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Mariel Hemingway, actress
Hulk Hogan, professional wrestler and actor
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Martin Lawrence, comedian and actor
Mike Lieberthal, baseball catcher All Star and Gold Glove
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Heather Locklear, actress
Maureen McCormick, actress, played Marcia Brady in TV series The Brady Bunch
Joe Montana, Hall of Fame quarterback
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Bas Rutten, mixed martial arts fighter and actor
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Vin Scully, voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Mike Seidman, NFL football player
Will Smith, musician and actor
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Guillermo del Toro, film director
Jered Weaver, former pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels
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Gary Wichard, college soccer player and professional sports agent
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