Council District 13 is comprised of 18 dynamic, creative and diverse neighborhoods nestled between the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles and the glitter of Hollywood. The district includes part or all of the neighborhoods of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Thai Town, Little Armenia, Los Feliz, Virgil Village, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Temple-Beverly, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, Westlake, Wilshire Center, Melrose Hill, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Atwater Village, and Glassell Park (see if you are a resident of the 13th District).
Notable geographic features of Council District 13 include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Echo Park Lake, Elysian Park, the Silver Lake Reservoir, Barnsdall Art Park (and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House), Angelus Temple, Sunset Junction, and Los Angeles City College (the former campus of UCLA). The district includes the most subway stops of any district in the city, the largest natural-bottomed (unpaved) stretch of the Los Angeles River, and the city’s steepest street (Fargo Street in Echo Park).
Council District 13 is home to Los Angeles’s first hospital, the location of the first oil discovered in the region, and the location of the world’s first full-length motion picture ever shot.
Council District 13 is exactly 13.13 square miles. It is geographically the smallest council district in Los Angeles. It is also the most densely-populated council district.
The district stretches from its western corner at Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea to Elysian Park and Division Street in Glassell Park (click here for a map) on its eastern-most boundary.
The district is defined by its geographic diversity: hills and flats, rivers and lakes, high-rise buildings and quiet single-family homes, mixed-use developments and horse stables.
According to the US Census Bureau, more than a quarter-million people reside in the district. With more than 100 languages spoken in its neighborhoods, Council District 13 is one of the most diverse communities in Los Angeles.
Approximately 60 percent of Council District 13 residents are foreign-born, and ethnic breakdown of the district is 62 percent Latino, 16 percent Anglo, 16 percent Asian American, 3 percent African American, and 3 percent American Indian/Mixed Race/Other. The district has significant populations of Mexican, Central American, Filipino, Armenian, Korean, Thai, Cambodian, African, and Chinese immigrants.
More than 80 percent of the residents of the district are renters and the median household income is $24,074 with 40 percent of children living in poverty. Sixteen percent of Council District 13 residents have no education beyond the 6th grade, 46 percent have no high school diploma, and 17 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average household size is 2.9 persons. The district is young, with 30 percent of the population under 20 years-old, while 11 percent is over 60 years old.
The largest industries in the district are entertainment/technology, healthcare, education, and tourism, each an industry that is important to our regional economy. The district’s neighborhoods have vibrant business districts with neighborhood-focused shopping, restaurants, and chambers of commerce.
The ten largest employers in the district are (in order):
- Paramount Pictures Corporation (approximately 5,000 employees)
- Kaiser Permanente Hospital (5,000)
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (3,600)
- Sunset Gower Studios (2,500)
- Los Angeles City College (2,271)
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center (1,800)
- Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (1,550)
- City of Angels Medical Center (900)
- Nielsen Entertainment (700)
- Deluxe Laboratories, Inc. (600)