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DTLA: By The Numbers

Melissah Yang |
April 20, 2014 | 9:54 p.m. PDT

Editor-at-Large

(Ashley Riegle/Neon Tommy)
(Ashley Riegle/Neon Tommy)
There's a new code in downtown — live, work and play in DTLA. Here's a breakdown of who's who in the neighborhood.

LIVE

  • 52,400 ... residents live in DTLA, an increase of 6 percent since 2011.
  • 56% ... live and work in downtown.
  • 30,600 ... residential units are in the neighborhood, a 15 percent increase since 2011.
  • 71% ... of DTLA residents rent.
  • 75% ... of residents are between the ages of 23 and 44.
  • 34 ... is the median age.
  • 11% ... are under the age of 18.
  • 53% ... are female.
  • 52% ... are single/unmarried.
READ MORE: "5 DTLA Bars Worth A Shot — Or Cocktail"
  • 53% ... are Caucasian.
  • 20% ... are Asian-American/Pacific Islander.
  • 17% ... are Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.2% ... are African-American.

READ MORE: "An Hour On Skid Row"

WORK
  • 80% ... of residents completed four years of college or more.
  • 91% ... is the employment rate.
  • $98,700 ... is the median household income.
  • 26% ... earn over $150,000.
  • 500,000+ ... people are employed in DTLA.
  • 63% ... of downtown employees are female.
PLAY
  • 42% ... are pet owners.
  • $16.42 ... is the median cost of lunch in downtown.
  • $30.06 ... is the median cost of dinner in downtown.
  • 10 million+ ... people visit DTLA every year.

All figures are according to a 2013 study conducted by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID).

This story is part of a Neon Tommy special on the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles. Click #reviveDTLA for more.

Reach Editor-at-Large Melissah Yang here. Follow her on Twitter @MelissahYang.



 

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