San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of San Fernando Valley?

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There are 1,511,107 residents in San Fernando Valley, with a median age of 39.2. Of this, 49.68% are males and 50.32% are females. US-born citizens make up 61.91% of the resident pool in San Fernando Valley, while non-US-born citizens account for 23.03%. Additionally, 15.06% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,357,046 people in San Fernando Valley currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,511,107 -0.7%
Male Population 750,657 -0.1%
Female Population 760,450 -1.3%
Male population 49.68%
Female population 50.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.2 3.2%
Citizen US Born 935,518 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 348,070 -0.5%
Not Citizen 227,519 -3.4%
Citizen US Born 61.91%
Citizen not US Born 23.03%
Not Citizen 15.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 8,688 0.7%
Moved from Same County 105,404 -3.5%
Moved from Same State 12,207 5.3%
Moved from Different State 13,435 6.7%
Same House as Last Year 1,357,046 -0.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.58%
Moved from Same County 7.04%
Moved from Same State 0.82%
Moved from Different State 0.9%
Same House as Last Year 90.66%

What are the employment statistics in San Fernando Valley?

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White-collar workers make up 80.75% of the working population in San Fernando Valley, while blue-collar employees account for 19.25%. There are also 128,207 entrepreneurs in San Fernando Valley (16.65% of the workforce); 510,416 workers employed in private companies (66.28%); and 80,642 people working in governmental institutions (10.47%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 621,847 -0.3%
Blue Collar 148,262 -1.6%
White Collar 80.75%
Blue Collar 19.25%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 128,207 1.0%
Private Companies 510,416 -1.8%
Governmental Workers 80,642 3.6%
Not for Profit Companies 50,844 1.5%
Self Employees 16.65%
Private Companies 66.28%
Governmental Workers 10.47%
Not for Profit Companies 6.6%

How many households are there in San Fernando Valley?

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There are a total of 521,950 households in San Fernando Valley, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.82% of these San Fernando Valley households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.18%. Additionally, 30.76% of households have children and 69.24% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 521,950 0.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.7%
Family Households 343,544 0.2%
Non-family Households 178,405 1.3%
Family Households 65.82%
Non-family Households 34.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 160,562 -1.0%
Households without Children 361,387 1.3%
Households with Children 30.76%
Households without Children 69.24%

What are the median and average incomes in San Fernando Valley?

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The average annual household income in San Fernando Valley is $123,486, while the median household income sits at $83,424 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $92,464, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $94,942. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $49,388 and $63,833, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $123,486 9.1%
Median Household Income $83,424 4.5%
People below Poverty Level 196,002 1.4%
People above Poverty Level 1,286,669 -1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in San Fernando Valley?

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There are 553,225 housing units in San Fernando Valley, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1966. Of the 521,950 occupied housing units in San Fernando Valley, 47.57% are owner-occupied, while 52.43% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.44% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $853,600. In general, housing costs reach $2,078 per month in San Fernando Valley.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 553,225 0.8%
Median Year Built 1966 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 26,230 1.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 50,710 1.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 132,748 -0.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 88,656 -0.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 91,094 -0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 71,539 0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 34,999 -1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 31,487 1.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 23,903 14.6%
Built in 2020 or Later 1,858 255.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 521,950 0.6%
Owner Occupied 248,293 0.5%
Renter Occupied 273,656 0.7%
Owner Occupied 47.57%
Renter Occupied 52.43%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 179,854 -0.3%
Without Mortgage 68,439 2.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $853,600 16.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $783,200 16.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,078 5.0%
With Mortgage 72.44%
Without Mortgage 27.56%

What is the level of education in San Fernando Valley?

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Approximately 27.84% of the population in San Fernando Valley holds a high school degree (that's 343,033 residents), while 22.94% have attained a college certificate (282,694 locals) and 22.32% have a bachelor's degree (275,023 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 114,249 1.0%
Some High School 343,033 0.7%
Some College 282,694 -2.2%
Associate Degree 90,003 -2.1%
Bachelor's Degree 275,023 0.5%
Graduate Degree 127,314 2.2%
No High School 9.27%
Some High School 27.84%
Some College 22.94%
Associate Degree 7.3%
Bachelor's Degree 22.32%
Graduate Degree 10.33%

What is the marital status of San Fernando Valley residents?

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A total of 507,005 people in San Fernando Valley have never been married (which represents 39.5% of the total population), while 580,289 of them are wedded (45.21%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 26,686 (2.08%) and 109,344 (8.52%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 507,005 0.6%
Married 580,289 -0.8%
Separated 26,686 -5.1%
Widowed 60,338 1.7%
Divorced 109,344 -2.2%
Never Married 39.5%
Married 45.21%
Separated 2.08%
Widowed 4.7%
Divorced 8.52%

What are the most common means of transportation in San Fernando Valley?

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The top three means of transportation people in San Fernando Valley use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 580,097 residents commute by car, 23,056 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 12,525 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 580,097 -3.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 23,056 -7.5%
Railroad 841 464.4%
Ferryboat 1,613 10.4%
Bicycle 2,667 4.5%
Motorcycle 1,241 -10.8%
TaxiCab 2,760 -3.9%
Walk 12,525 0.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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