The map below shows median household income in South Los Angeles by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Westmont, CA map (which includes South Los Angeles) of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in South Los Angeles is $40,027. This means South Los Angeles income is lower than the median income in the United States, with neighborhood household incomes in the 21th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in South Los Angeles 14% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 78% of neighborhoods might have higher incomes, and 20% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby neighborhoods family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $8,636 to a high of $143,524 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the southwest parts of the neighborhood, and lower income areas are in the northeast areas.

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