Welcome to Council District 5 - the heart of Los Angeles. Council District Five includes many of the best places in Los Angeles - even in the entire country.
Council District 5 runs along the City's spine in the Santa Monica Mountains and includes communities on the west side of Los Angeles from Hollywood to Bel Air, as well as communities in the San Fernando Valley. Council District 5 encompasses the communities of Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverlywood, California Country Club, Carthay Circle, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Encino, Fairfax, Hollywood, Melrose, Oak Forest Canyon, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Roscomare, Tract 7260, West of Westwood, Westside Village, Westwood, Westwood Gardens and Westwood South of Santa Monica.
According to the most recent census, CD 5 is home to almost 260,000 diverse residents. According to census categories, the district population is 10% Asian, 3% Black non-Hispanic, 8% Hispanic/Latino, 74% White non-Hispanic, and 4% mixed race. The district includes many thriving residential neighborhoods, with approximately 46% homeowners and 54% renters.
From world famous UCLA to Century City - from the fabulous restaurants and shops on Ventura Blvd. to those on Melrose - from the backyards of the Hollywood Hills to the front yards of Encino, CD 5 is the place to be.
CD 5 has it all. We invite you to eat, drink, shop, work, worship and live in CD 5 and, overall, explore the many diverse neighborhoods of CD 5. You will not be disappointed.
Employment and Firm Statistics
Spurred by rapid growth in the Education and Health Services industry, private employment in District 5 grew 1.8 percent year-over-year to 170,100. That follows a year of solid job growth in 2013 when District 5 ranked second in terms of overall job growth.
Workers employed in District 5 earn a rather large premium compared to the average worker in the City. In fact, workers in nearly every industry in District 5 earned considerably more than the industry average across the City.
Residents of District 5 have higher levels of educational attainment than residents of any other region in the City. More than 95 percent of those 25 and older had graduated high school as of 2013, and the share of this population with bachelor’s degrees is more than double the share citywide.
A majority of the workers living in the District are employed in well-paying office jobs; the average worker in District 5 earns just over $100,000 per year, 31.5 percent more than the average worker throughout the City.
The value of permitted construction in District 5 grew by more than $300 million to $796.8 million during FY2014-15, ranking third among City Council districts.
Many of the largest projects permitted for construction in the District were on the residential side of the market, with a number of large apartment complexes receiving permits during March and April of 2015.
There has also been a considerable spike in the value of nonresidential alterations in the District, as many tenants, undertake major structural improvements that may have been delayed during leaner times.
Gross Business Receipts and Sales Tax Revenue
Because of a 4.7 percent decline in the Finance and Insurance sector, coupled with an 11.9 percent drop in the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector, gross business receipts fell 0.6 percent from 2013 to 2014 in District 5.
Meanwhile, consumer spending in the District continues to grow. From FY2013-14 to FY2014-15, sales tax receipts grew 1.3 percent to $52.7 million.