Richest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles, CA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Los Angeles neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Los Angeles.
Richest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Los Angeles has to offer. Where houses go for over 9.27x the national median and household incomes are 3.34x the national median.

But where exactly in Los Angeles do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Bel Air where the median income is a cool $183,950.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Los Angeles out of 84 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Los Angeles for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Bel Air looks to be the richest Los Angeles neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,314,847. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Los Angeles. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Los Angeles reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the worst neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Or, for living around Los Angeles, out the best Los Angeles suburbs and the worst Los Angeles suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Los Angeles by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Bel Air, was named the richest neighborhood in Los Angeles.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Terminal Island.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Los Angeles ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Bel Air $183,950
2 Pacific Palisades $177,558
3 Brentwood $168,650
4 Portar Ranch $122,141
5 Beverly Glen $116,423
6 Century City $113,367
7 West Los Angeles $109,618
8 West Hills $109,439
9 Hollywood Hills $108,400
10 Studio City $105,301
11 Playa Del Ray $104,607
12 Glendale $99,810
13 Westchester $99,210
14 Encino $98,640
15 Woodland Hills $97,451
16 Venice $97,311
17 Tarzana $94,739
18 Granada Hills $89,035
19 Toluca Lake $88,731
20 Chatsworth $87,403
21 Mid City West $83,400
22 Westwood $79,643
23 Mar Vista $78,017
24 Northridge $77,841
25 Los Feliz $76,677
26 Mission Hills $76,104
27 Shadow Hills $74,718
28 Playa Vista $73,844
29 Sawtelle $73,640
30 Atwater Village $70,884
31 Winnetka $70,256
32 Canoga Park $68,663
33 Sunland $67,316
34 Eagle Rock $67,271
35 Silver Lake $67,034
36 Mount Washington $66,596
37 Panorama City $66,293
38 Valley Village $66,181
39 Pico-Robertson $65,587
40 Palms $63,724
41 Lakeview Terrace $63,338
42 San Pedro $63,234
43 Sylmar $63,082
44 Arleta $60,040
45 Tujunga $59,580
46 Cypress Park $58,463
47 Glassell Park $58,054
48 Reseda $56,346
49 Civic Center-Little Tokyo $55,760
50 North Hills $55,344
51 Harbor City $55,073
52 Mid Wilshire $54,852
53 Echo Park $54,669
54 Sun Valley $54,645
55 Crenshaw $53,326
56 Leiment Park $51,933
57 Pacoima $49,893
58 Wilmington $49,496
59 New Downtown $49,413
60 South Park $48,922
61 Van Nuys $48,885
62 Harbor Gateway $48,823
63 North Hollywood $48,628
64 El Sereno $47,364
65 Highland Park $45,910
66 Central City East $44,386
67 Jefferson Park $43,632
68 Hyde Park $41,074
69 Mid City $40,330
70 Fashion District $39,866
71 West Adams $39,578
72 Hollywood $39,247
73 Montecito Heights $39,004
74 Downtown $37,562
75 Boyle Heights $35,846
76 South Los Angeles $33,551
77 Chinatown $33,038
78 Central City $32,820
79 Southeast Los Angeles $31,927
80 Westlake $31,797
81 Wholesale District-Skid Row $29,771
82 Watts $29,288
83 Lincoln Heights $27,434
84 Terminal Island $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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