Selected Demographics for the San Fernando Valley CCD, its regions and those in the I-5 Freeway Corridor, presented at the Info Summit November 1, 2007.
These slides reveal a number of interesting and important demographic conditions in the San Fernando Valley and its regions, and were presented as part of the Economic Alliance’s Info Summit held at the Burbank Holiday Inn on November 1, 2007. The Summit marked the release of the I-5 Corridor Study—a systematic inventory of the activities along the I-5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley along with discussion of the development and redevelopment potential of the area.
The slides highlight some of the characteristics of the San Fernando Valley residents in the Valley County Census District (CCD) and in Valley regions that were sampled in the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted in 2005. The slide information represents only a small fraction of the general, social, economic, and housing information for the San Fernando Valley CCD, its regions, and comparison areas that is posted in tabular form. We recommend downloading the tabular ACS information into an Excel spreadsheet for ease in reading because of the large table size.
We have posted two sets of slides. The first set was presented at the Info Summit and has animated highlights with which the overall prevalence of the characteristic among Valley residents is indicated first (the CCD which is always black), the prevalence of that characteristic among the households in Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, California, and the nation are indicated with arrows, then the higher and lower levels among Valley regions are circled, and finally the Valley regions touched by the I-5 Freeway are boxed. To get the full effect of the animation download the slides and run them with PowerPoint. The second set of slides drops the animation and may be easier to read if you just want to print the slides. Both sets of slides portray selected information from the 2005ACS posted elsewhere in our website.
Two maps precede the graphical slides—the first shows the boundaries of the Valley CCD and the communities it contains. The second shows the Valley regions which generally coincide with the Valley CCD except for the North Glendale/La Crescenta/La Canada region in the east (which contain La Crescenta and La Canada which generally are not included in the San Fernando Valley) and the exclusion of Calabasas in the west (which is considered as part of the Valley but was excluded by the Census Bureau due to small sample size). The orange colored regions in the second map are the ones in the I-5 Corridor. The other Valley freeways appear in red.