Silver Lake - Los Angeles, CA - Niche

  • Population
    46,351
  • Population Density
    11,331 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    4 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    28 3.5
Silver Lake is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with 46,351 residents. It has very high home values and high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 28 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Neighbors are friendly and formed a neighborhood watch. Road side courtesy has gotten worse along with overcrowded streets. Increase of new local business has revitalized area. Elementary and High school are excellent.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Los Angeles is a city ripe with diversity in both culture and religion. For the most part , everyone is accepted even when they don't follow social norms. L.A. is the place to be.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My family and I have been living here for almost 17 years. Ive seen it changed for the better and is still developing. New businesses have developed and started for the past 2 yrs. Our community is cleaner with low crime rate compared to 10 yrs ago.
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This area is the best they have everything you need.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: It seems to be a typical urban environment. Some crimes occur, but I don't know feel unsafe if I pay attention.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Echo Park 15,391
Elysian Park 5,866
Westlake 90,396
Los Feliz 27,534
Wilshire Center 62,887
West Hollywood 126,605

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Glassell Park 40,510
Pico-Union 42,294
Koreatown 33,364
Lincoln Heights 28,089
Eagle Rock 25,885

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Los Angeles Unified School District 1,011

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Community Magnet Charter Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet K-5 Elementary
4.00 Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Public, Magnet, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Ivy Bound Academy Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.00 Synergy Charter Academy Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 KIPP LA Prep Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.00 Ivy Academia Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Larchmont Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 High Tech La Public, Charter 9-12 High
2.66 Celerity Dyad Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Diane S. Leichman High School Public 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Open Charter Magnet Public, Charter, Magnet K-5 Elementary
View Park Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.00 L.A. County High School for the Arts Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Joaquin Miller Career & Transition Center Public 6-12 Middle, High
Cheviot Hills Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 Valley Alternative Magnet Public, Magnet, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Celerity Nascent Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Renaissance Arts Academy Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Port of Los Angeles High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Bravo Medical Magnet High School Public, Magnet, Alternative 9-12 High
3.00 Gabriella Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 PUC Milagro Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 Camino Nuevo Academy #2 Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Villa Esperanza Services Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Hillsides Education Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Vista School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Southwestern Academy Private, Boarding, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Flintridge Preparatory School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Polytechnic School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Ribet Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Westridge School Private, All-Girls 4-12 Middle, High
Logsdon School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Coldwater Canyon Prep Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Pilgrim School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Dream Center Academy Private, Religious 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Loyola High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.00 California Technical University High School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Windward School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Oakwood Secondary School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 STAR Prep Academy Private 6-12 Middle, High
Tobinworld Special Education Center Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Dubnoff Center for Child Development Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
Optimist High School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 International School of Los Angeles / Lycée International (LILA) - Los Feliz Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Renaissance Academy Private 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Campbell Hall School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Mt. San Antonio College
Santa Monica College
Long Beach City College
Pasadena City College
Glendale Community College - California
El Camino College
East Los Angeles College
Cerritos College
Pierce College - Los Angeles
Los Angeles City College
Rio Hondo College
Los Angeles Valley College
Cypress College
Citrus College
Fullerton College
ICDC College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles
United Education Institute - Huntington Park
Los Angeles Harbor College
West Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Film School
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena
American Auto Institute

Around Silver Lake

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Silver Lake United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Eagle Rock Glassell Park Koreatown Lincoln Heights Pico-Union
Hispanic 40.77% 16.62% 38.18% 44.61% 40.65% 57.03% 61.01% 67.64% 78.34%
White 39.73% 63.25% 39.16% 31.28% 30.68% 20.66% 5.41% 4.44% 3.76%
Asian 13.67% 4.83% 13.30% 14.77% 24.05% 19.19% 29.76% 26.51% 13.80%
African American 2.92% 12.23% 5.66% 6.56% 1.17% 1.12% 2.66% 0.62% 3.22%
Multiracial 2.50% 2.05% 2.74% 2.12% 2.54% 1.53% 0.59% 0.45% 0.35%
Other 0.24% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23% 0.07% 0.31% 0.34% 0.27% 0.07%
Native American 0.15% 0.66% 0.38% 0.18% 0.56% 0.08% 0.15% 0.04% 0.14%
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25% 0.28% 0.08% 0.09% 0.04% 0.32%

Age

Silver Lake United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Eagle Rock Glassell Park Koreatown Lincoln Heights Pico-Union
9 years and under 9% 13% 13% 13% 9% 12% 13% 15% 13%
10 to 17 years 6% 11% 11% 11% 7% 9% 9% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 7% 10% 10% 11% 14% 10% 10% 11% 12%
25 to 34 years 22% 13% 14% 15% 13% 16% 20% 15% 19%
35 to 44 years 19% 13% 14% 14% 14% 15% 17% 13% 17%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 14% 14% 16% 13% 14% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 11% 9% 10% 9%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 11% 15% 14% 8% 11% 9%

Education Levels

Silver Lake United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Eagle Rock Glassell Park Koreatown Lincoln Heights Pico-Union
Less than a high school diploma 17% 14% 19% 22% 13% 24% 39% 48% 53%
High school diploma or equivalent 14% 28% 21% 20% 15% 19% 22% 21% 21%
Some college or associate degree 22% 29% 30% 27% 28% 27% 18% 19% 15%
Bachelor's degree 32% 18% 20% 20% 28% 22% 16% 8% 9%
Master's degree or higher 15% 11% 11% 11% 15% 9% 4% 3% 3%

Gender

Silver Lake United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Eagle Rock Glassell Park Koreatown Lincoln Heights Pico-Union
Male 52.8% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3% 48.0% 51.3% 52.1% 49.5% 55.2%
Female 47.2% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7% 52.0% 48.7% 47.9% 50.5% 44.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Silver Lake United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Eagle Rock Glassell Park Koreatown Lincoln Heights Pico-Union
Rent 67.9% 35.1% 45.2% 50.3% 42.0% 52.5% 95.4% 72.6% 95.9%
Own 32.1% 64.9% 54.8% 49.7% 58.0% 47.5% 4.6% 27.4% 4.1%

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 20% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 5 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 57% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 43% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 57% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 14% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.