GRAPHIC: West Hollywood Community Study

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]est Hollywood is getting smaller, the men are getting older, the population is becoming more ethnically diverse, and people really like living here.

It’s still a city for singles and gays, although when it comes to same-sex couples living together, WeHo ranks No. 3 among California communities. And the percentage of men in WeHo continues to grow while the percentage of women continues to decline.

Those are just a few of the results of a four-month study conducted by city that explored demographics, community health issues, housing conditions, transportation needs, social services needs, communications needs and overall quality of life.

The study, which included a mailed and online survey, various “pop up” workshops in public places, focus groups and interviews with civic leaders, comes on the heels of one conducted in 2006. Earlier surveys were conducted in 1994 and 1998. The city government uses the survey to assess community needs and allocate resources. For example, the city council increased funding for programs for frail seniors and low- or fixed-income residents after the 2006 study showed those as major needs. The study also includes information from the 2010 U.S. Census, UCLA’s Williams Institute and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Below, check out some of the key statistics. If you’d like to get a full recap of the report, click here.

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