Pico-Robertson

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Pico-Robertson is a relatively densely-populated neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California, flanked on the north, northeast, and west Beverly Hills, on the east by Carthay and Mid-City, on the south by Mid-City, Beverlywood and Cheviot Hills. It is notable for its large Jewish population.

Pico-Robertson, as delineated by the Los Angeles Times

Population[edit]

Bnai David–Judea building, a prominent sight in Pico-Robertson, once the home of Fox Stadium theatre

The 2000 U.S. census counted 18,019 residents in the 1.03-square-mile Pico-Robertson neighborhood—an average of 17,468 people per square mile, among the highest population densities for the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 19,253; the median age for residents was 36, older than the city at large; the percentages of residents aged 19 to 34 and 65 and older were among the county's highest.[1]

The neighborhood was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically; the breakdown was whites, 73.5%; Latinos, 7.3%; Asians, 5.7%; blacks, 5.6%; and others, 7.9%. Iran (37.2%) and Israel (5.7%) were the most common places of birth for the 34.6% of the residents who were born abroad—about the same percentage as in the city at large.

Jewish community[edit]

The neighborhood is home to a substantial Jewish community, with over six major Jewish private schools, and over thirty kosher restaurants(including Chinese, Mexican, Israeli, Thai, Delis, Steakhouses, and more), over twenty Synagogues, and five mikvahs.[2]

Income[edit]

In 2000, the median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $63,356, an average figure for Los Angeles; the average household size of 2.1 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 73.1% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 26.9%.

Nearby places[edit]

Relation of Pico-Robertson to nearby places, not necessarily contiguous:

Enclaves[edit]

Smaller neighborhoods within Pico-Robertson include:

Education[edit]

Chabad campus on Pico Blvd. in Pico-Robertson, in a collegiate style reminiscent of Brooklyn, New York

Forty-eight percent of residents aged 25 and older possessed a four-year degree in 2000, a high rate for both the city and the county; the percentages of those residents with a master's degree was considered high for the county.[1]

There are no public schools within Pico-Robertson; the six private schools in the neighborhood include:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pico-Robertson," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ "Los Angeles area synagogues". Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ [1] "Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times

Coordinates: 34°03′21″N 118°22′47″W / 34.0557°N 118.3798°W / 34.0557; -118.3798