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Westside dominates list of high-income L.A. neighborhoods

June 8, 2009 | 11:22 am

DrillingFor anyone who doubts the Westside is where Los Angeles' money lives, data for The Times' Mapping L.A. project might put those doubts to rest. The data show that Westside neighborhoods make up eight of the 10 areas with the highest median household income in the city of Los Angeles (Bel-Air, not surprisingly, leads the way). There is a little more geographic diversity in the Top 20 list, with places like Hancock Park, Granada Hills and Encino joining the list.

Median household income reports the amount of money earned by the household that falls exactly in the middle of the pack.

Drilling into L.A. uses Times databases to mine for facts and trends about Los Angeles.

Photo: A Bel-Air estate. Credit: Los Angeles Times