Hollywood Demographics

Hollywood was founded in 1887 by Harvey Henderson Wilcox and his wife, Daeida, as part of a residential development. It was Daeida who selected the name after she met a lady on a train whose summer home was called Hollywood. At an election held November 14, 1903, the residents of Hollywood voted to incorporate as an independent city. However, in 1910, the community voted to annex to the growing city of Los Angeles in order to assure a reliable water supply. Today, Hollywood is a community within the City of Los Angeles.