Council District 4 is in the geographic heart of Los Angeles and home to many of the city’s beloved iconic landmarks. The Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles River, the Original Farmers Market, Universal Studios and the Hollywood sign are all located here. Griffith Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art anchor the northeastern and southwestern parts of the district, respectively.
Angelenos treasure the district’s residential neighborhoods as much as its famous landmarks. More than 280,000 people live on tree-lined streets from the Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and Koreatown to the south; Silver Lake and Los Feliz to the east, the Hollywood Hills through the center; Laurel Canyon to the west and Toluca Lake, Studio City, Mulholland Drive and North Hollywood to the north.
Our residents give the district its cultural diversity, one of our great strengths. Almost half of our residents are foreign-born. Census figures indicate that 45% of district residents are Anglo; 26.9% are Hispanic/Latino; 18% are Asian-American; 6% are African-American, and 4% are either American-Indian, Mixed Race or Other. Census data on the most commonly spoken languages here illustrates our cultural richness further. The seven most frequently spoken languages are English, Spanish, Korean, Armenian, Russian, Tagalog, and French.
Because of its architecture, history and central location, the Fourth District has been the backdrop for movies and television shows for almost a century. Stand-out scenes from classics like “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Grease” and “L.A. Confidential” were all filmed here.
In fact, the entertainment industry in the largest employer in the Fourth District, with education and health care following as a close second.
With our vibrant economy, natural beauty, historic resources and cultural richness, the Fourth Council District represents the many faces of the great City of Los Angeles.