Finding Data About a Community
A geographic community can be defined in many ways: as an incorporated municipality, such as a city with elected officials, and by defined areas, such as a postal area zip code or census tract. The following websites provide links to resources that provide access to a variety of data at various geographic levels. The tabs at the top of this website provide links to specific statistical topics and background information found in articles, books, media, and primary sources.
Links for cities at least partially in the San Fernando Valley
- City of Los Angeles. Many communities within the San Fernando Valley are part of the City of Los Angeles. (Examples include: Arleta, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, North Hills, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, Van Nuys, Valley Village, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills.)
- For "official" community websites, search Google for neighborhood council or chamber of commerce or historical society and the name of the community. For example: neighborhood council van nuys
- City of Burbank including History of Burbank
- City of Calabasas including Important Dates in Calabasas History and Calabasas History
- City of Glendale including Glendale History Links
- City of Hidden Hills
- City of San Fernando
- Search Google for your topic, the word "statistics," and site:.gov to search government websites or site:.org for nonprofits, which are often a good source of reliable statistics, too.
- FedStats gateway to statistics from over 100 United States federal agencies.