San Fernando Valley Statistics and Facts: U.S. Census Data

American FactFinder searches and retrieves recent data from the  U.S. Census Bureau's many programs, including the Census of Population and Housing, Annual Economic Surveys, American Community Survey, and many others. The following provides step-by-step instructions for searching American FactFinder for statistics on the San Fernando Valley as a geographic entity as well as individual communities within the Valley.

How to search for statistics on the entire San Fernando Valley from the U.S. Census Bureau:

  1. Start on the American FactFinder website.
  2. Click on Guided Search and then the Get Me Started button.
  3. Click the radio button next to the type of data you need, i.e., people, housing, businesses and economics, etc., and click the Next button.
  4. Click the topics or subtopics (click the + plus sign to display) you need, and click Next.
  5. From the Select a Geographic Type pulldown menu, select County Subdivision. From the next menu, select California, and from the next menu, select Los Angeles County, and then select San Fernando Valley, CCD, Los Angeles County. Click Add to Your Selections and then Next.
  6. Optional: You will be given the option of narrowing your statisitcal tables by race and ethnicity. Follow the instructions to do that, or click Skip this Step.
  7. A short list of tables of statistics on your topics related to the San Fernando Valley as a whole will be listed.
  8. Click the table name to view, print, download, etc. the data table.
  9. If prompted, you may view additional tables by clicking Advanced Search, where you will have the option to further refine your results.

How to search for statistics on communities within the San Fernando Valley from the U.S. Census Bureau:

For more information, see Guide to the U.S. Census of Population.

  1. Start on the American FactFinder website.
  2. Optional: Enter a community name or zip code in the Community Facts box to find frequently asked for statistics on a single community.
  3. Click on Guided Search and then the Get Me Started button.
  4. Click the radio button next to the type of data you need, i.e., people, housing, businesses and economics, etc., and click the Next button.
  5. Click the topics or subtopics (click the + plus sign to display) you need, and click Next.
  6. From the Select a Geographic Type pulldown menu, select 5 Digit Zip Code Tabulation Area, census tract, congressional district, or other smaller geographic type.
  7. From the next menu, select California, and from the next menu, select a zip code(s), census tract numbers, or congressional district number for a community. Click Add to Your Selections after the code or number is selected and then Next. Note: To select more than one code from the menu, on a PC, hold down the shift key and click the number(s) you need; on a Mac, hold down the control key.
  8. Optional: You will be given the option of narrowing your statisitcal tables by race and ethnicity. Follow the instructions to do that, or click Skip this Step.
  9. A short list of tables of statistics on your topics related to a zip code or codes will be listed.
  10. Click the table name to view, print, download, etc. the data table.
  11. If prompted, you may view additional tables by clicking Advanced Search, where you will have the option to further refine your results.