SAN FERNANDO VALLEY QUICK FACTS 2003

Population (2000)

Source: Census 2000, California Department of Finance

Industry Strength

Within the United States, the San Fernando Valley is home to the:
Source: San Fernando Valley Almanac 2000

Median Household Income (1999): $50,418
Per Capita Income (1999): $26,507

Source: San Fernando Valley Almanac 2000

Labor Force (2001): 701,942
Employment (2001): 669,442
86% of Valley residents are under 60 years of age
36% of Valley residents are under 24 years of age

Source: San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center 2002-2003, California State University, Northridge

Median Price of a Single Family Home (January 2003): $335,000
Source: Southland Regional Association of Realtors

Travel and Transportation

The Valley boasts three airports, eight freeways and a vast array public transportation. The Valley's own Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport is served by six major airlines and handles 4.6 million passengers annually. With neighbors such as the Los Angeles International Airport and the Port of Los Angeles, the Valley does more than $1 billion in tourism and $2 billion in international trade annually.

Ethnic Diversity

The Valley is increasingly multi-cultural and diverse, largely as a result of migration of immigrants from places such as Central and South America, India, Asia and Armenia. One-third of the Valley's 1.7 million residents are foreign born.
Source: The Changing Face of the San Fernando Valley Report 2002

Education Opportunities

The Valley is home to California State University, Northridge, San Fernando Valley College of Law, Woodbury University, ITT Technical Institute, DeVry University, four community colleges, eight regional occupational centers, and several charter schools. Nationally recognized institutions University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC) are located immediately adjacent to the San Fernando Valley. More than 300,000 Valley residents have higher education degrees.

Location and Characteristics

The San Fernando Valley region is home to more than 70,000 businesses and 1.7 million residents. Located in Northern Los Angeles County, the Valley is comprised of five major cities: Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, San Fernando (general law) and the Los Angeles City portion of the Valley (charter law). The region also includes a small, unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County and the city of Hidden Hills.

Climate and Terrain

The San Fernando Valley is surrounded by mountains and has direct access to the ocean. With average temperatures ranging from 50- 80 F, the Valley's temperate climate makes year-round recreation a reality.