West Hollywood's population may have shrunk a bit over the past decade, according to U.S. Census data released earlier this week, but it is also growing more diverse.
As of 2010, the total population of the city was 34,399, down by almost 4 percent from 2000's 35,716.
The racial group that saw the most dramatic change in the city was the Asian population, which grew by 39 percent, from 1350 in 2000 to 1874 in 2010. Asians now represent 5.4 percent of the total city population, up from 3.8 percent in 2000.
The Hipsanic and white populations saw the next two largest changes. The Hispanic population grew by 15 percent from 3142 in 2000 to 3613 in 2010, representing 10.5 percent of the total population, up from 8.8 percent in 2000.
The population of whites shrank by over 6 percent, from 30,868 in 2000 to 28,979 in 2010. That being said, whites are still the majority population, making up 84.2 percent of the total, census count shows.
The Black population stayed stable, only increasing by less than 1 percent, while those designating their race as "other" grew by 2 percent to 1049 in 2010, and those marking down two or more races grew by 4 percent to 1245 in 2010. Blacks are currently 3.2 percent of the total population, with Other and Two or more Races representing 3 percent and 3.6 percent of the total, respectively.
In December, the Census Bureau released state population figures indicating that the population of California grew from 33.9 million residents in 2000 to 37.3 million in 2010. Though California’s 10 percent growth rate makes it the 20th fastest-growing state in the country, it remains the most populous state.