Bel Air, Los Angeles

Bel Air, Los Angeles

Bel Air
The Bel Air west gate at Sunset and Bellagio
The Bel Air west gate at Sunset and Bellagio
Boundaries of Bel Air as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Boundaries of Bel Air as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Bel Air, Los Angeles is located in Western Los Angeles
Bel Air, Los Angeles
Bel Air, Los Angeles
Location within West Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°05′00″N 118°26′52″W / 34°05′00″N 118°26′52″W / 34.08333; -118.44778
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Time zonePacific

Bel Air (or Bel-Air)[fn 1] is a neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California, in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Founded in 1923, it is the home of The Hannah Carter Japanese Garden and the American Jewish University.

Population

The 2000 U.S. census counted 7,691 residents in the 6.37-square-mile (16.5 km2) Bel Air neighborhood; with 1,207 per square mile (466/km2) it has among the lowest population densities for the city and the county. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 8,253.

In 2000 the median age for residents was 46, which was high for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of residents aged 50 and older was among the county's highest.[4]

The median yearly household income in 2008 was $207,938, the highest figure for any neighborhood or city in Los Angeles County. Renters occupied 14.5% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 85.5%. The average household size of 2.4 people was considered typical for Los Angeles.[4]

The 4.1% of families headed by single parents was considered low for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of married people in Bel Air were among the county's highest—66.0% for men and 65.7% for women. There were 808 veterans, or 12.9% of the population.[4][5]

The neighborhood was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically[6] within Los Angeles, with a relatively high percentage of white people. The breakdown was whites, 83.0%; Asians, 8.2%; Latinos, 4.6%; blacks, 0.9%; and others, 3.2%. Iran (26.1%) and South Africa (8.2%) were the most common places of birth for the 24.1% of the residents who were born abroad—which was an average percentage for Los Angeles as a whole.[4]

Other Languages
català: Bel Air
dansk: Bel Air
hrvatski: Bel Air
norsk: Bel Air
Simple English: Bel-Air
suomi: Bel Air
svenska: Bel Air
українська: Бел-Ейр