Introduction to Westlake Village, California

Westlake Village, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles NE of Thousand Oaks, California and 34 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city has a population of 8,368.

Westlake Village History

This area was originally inhabited by Chumash Native Americans. Captain Gaspar de Portola, along with other Spanish explorers and missionaries, camped near the Chumash village in 1770. After Mexico's independence in 1821, California became Mexico's territory. The Westlake Village site was part of the Rancho Las Virgenes and the Rancho El Conejo land grants. Westlake Village was incorporated as a city in 1981.

Westlake Village and nearby Attractions

  • California Oil Museum
  • Martial Arts History Museum
  • William S. Hart Ranch and Museum
  • Will Rogers State Historic Park
  • Malibu Creek State Park
  • Point Mugu State Park

Things To Do In Westlake Village

Westlake offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Local parks include the Topanga State Park, the Malibu Creek State Park, Bennett Park and the Point Mugu State Park. Boating and fishing are available on Westlake Lake. Local museums include the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the California Heritage Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum The Los Encinos State Historic Park and the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park are also accessible from Westlake Village.

Westlake Village Transportation

Flights are available from Los Angeles International Airport.

Westlake Village Higher Education

Pepperdine University, California Lutheran University and Moorpark College are all nearby.


Total Population 8,393
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 23.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,844
Age of the Population 49


% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.9%
Median Earnings25+ $65,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,063


Median Family Income $145,106
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,993
Median House Value $746,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0.5%
English 14.5%
Irish 13.1%

Westlake Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Thousand Oaks, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91361, 91362
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91359
Company Zip Codes 91363
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.18
Longitude -118.82

Westlake Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 57 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 84 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 66 F
Apr Temp 48 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 74 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westlake Village, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hidden Valley (91361)

Lake Sherwood (91361)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Agoura Hills 20,630 $118,673
Calabasas 23,956 $136,724
Hidden Hills 1,749 $250
Moorpark 35,033 $108,628
Simi Valley 125,699 $98,394
Thousand Oaks 128,126 $116,599
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Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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