Silver Lake

34.0869° N, 118.2702° W

Overview for Silver Lake, CA

45,441 people live in Silver Lake, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $60,696.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

About Silver Lake, Los Angeles

A peaceful and active community

Silver Lake is a peaceful and community-driven neighborhood filled with active artists, families, and foodies. The Silver Lake neighborhood is often described as the “Brooklyn of Los Angeles'' and has been dubbed a “Hipster Haven.” Silver Lake is constantly evolving and has become a sophisticated and chic neighborhood where creatives, celebrities, and professionals thrive. Silver Lake is surrounded by beautiful bodies of water and scenic parks lined with luscious grass. 

The streets in Silver Lake are lined with several cafes, restaurants, and trendy shops where residents enjoy diverse cuisines and shop at reputable outlets. Residents, along with their pets, can enjoy the neighborhood’s nearby parks and facilities for recreation. 

What to Love

  • Parks and lakes 
  • Local Farmers’ Market 
  • Notable lounges, bars, and restaurants
  • Major events, concerts, and shows year-round 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Silver Lake are bold, chic people who enjoy eating out at popular restaurants with eclectic menus and beautiful decor. They shop in the nearby district and grab a coffee from local cafes and carts that line the street. They relax at a daytime picnic and local parks and enjoy the scenic views of trees and flowing waterways.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are a variety of attractions to enjoy in Silver Lake. Residents favor the Silver Lake Lounge, which is a “local neighborhood watering hole, historic music venue, comedy club.” It is one of the oldest drinking establishments on the eastside of Los Angeles and has a long-celebrated history with the Indie Music Scene. 

For an elegant evening of fine dining, residents visit the Red Lion Tavern. It has been in operation for more than 60 years and is one of the most beloved venues in the neighborhood. They serve classic German food and have a large variety of German beers. You will find homemade pretzels, sauerbraten, a selection of bratwurst and schnitzel. Their brunch is also popular with their potato pancakes and crepes. 

The closest shopping center in Silver Lake is the Union. It is a new development with trendy restaurants such as Umami Burger and Go Get Em Tiger. Silver Lake also has fun boutiques, such as Lake with an Apothecary, home decor, and clothing for women and children. 

Those who crave more heart-pumping physical activities attend the Velocity Boot Camp. This boot camp helps residents reach their health and fitness goals through strength and conditioning training while having the time of their lives.

Things to Do

There are several major events and venues that residents of Silver Lake can enjoy, one of which is the Silver Lake Reservoir. The reservoir is a non-profit with a mission to preserve the history and recreational opportunities of the major reservoirs in Silver Lakes. 

Silver Lakes Sports Complex is “designed to serve the amateur youth sports market, with primary emphasis on youth soccer.” It has a huge sports complex with 24 full-size soccer fields and a lit stadium with 5,000 seats. The outdoor concert facility, The BackYard, seats 10,000 people. There are five equestrian arenas and 1,500 horse stalls. There is an intimate FieldHouse restaurant and a large outdoor cafe. Silver Lakes is a sports mecca and community hub. 

Pet lovers enjoy the Silver Lake Dog Park for a day of fun with their furry friends. This large park is a safe place for dogs to roam freely and play with other dogs. 

Residents also flock to the Silver Lake Picture Show for an evening of outdoor movies. It started showing outdoor movies in 2012 and has grown to be one of the largest outdoor screening venues in the area. 

Residents also visit the Farmers’ Market, where they get fresh and locally-produced fruits and vegetables,  baked goods, gifts, and trinkets from small shops in the market.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Silver Lake, CA

Silver Lake has 19,864 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Silver Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 45,441 people call Silver Lake home. The population density is 10,192.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.43 / 49.57%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Silver Lake, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Silver Lake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Kids World School Inc & Cornerstone Academy Of L.
K - 12th
No rating available
St Teresa Of Avila School
K - 8th
No rating available
K - 6th
K - 5th
Micheltorena Street Elementary
K - 5th
St Francis Of Assisi School
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Silver Lake, CA

There's plenty to do around Silver Lake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Prociety, BTS Fitness, and Shaunt Bejanian Karate.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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