Silver Lake


  • 30,972 population in 2000, according to the U.S. Census

  • 32,890 population in 2008, based on L.A. Department of City Planning estimates.

  • 2.75 square miles

  • 11,266 people per square mile, about average for the city of Los Angeles but among the highest densities for the county


Household income in thousands of 2000 dollars

  • $54,339 median household income (2008 dollars), about average for the city of Los Angeles and about average for the county

  • In Los Angeles County, Baldwin Park, North El Monte and Lake Los Angeles have the most similar household incomes.

  • The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less is high for the county.


  • 36.2% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, about average for the city of Los Angeles but high for the county

  • In Los Angeles County, Palms, West San Dimas and Sherman Oaks have the nearest percentage of residents 25 and older with a four-year degree.

  • The percentages of residents 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree or higher are high for the county.

Housing & Families

  • Average household size of 2.3 people, low for the city of Los Angeles and low for the county

  • El Monte, Windsor Squareand Vermont Vista have the most similar percentage of homeowners in Los Angeles County.

  • The percentages of never married males and never married females are among the county’s highest.

  • There are 952 families headed by single parents. The rate is 15.5%, about average for the city of Los Angeles and about average for the county.

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