Demographia
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY AREAS POPULATION & DENSITY: 1950-
Map of Community Areas below tables
BY MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC SECTOR              
POPULATION Land Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Central 128.2 1,333,300 1,279,996 1,335,949 1,450,135 1,710,968 1,752,024
San Fernando Valley 220.6 311,016 739,580 967,128 1,017,365 1,216,851 1,354,957
West 89.4 232,560 339,333 355,467 346,338 375,525 394,671
Harbor 28.5 93,532 122,696 153,257 153,012 182,058 191,219
Total 466.7 1,970,408 2,481,605 2,811,801 2,966,850 3,485,402 3,692,871
CHANGE IN POPULATION 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Central -53,304 55,953 114,186 260,833 41,056
San Fernando Valley 428,564 227,548 50,237 199,486 138,106
West 106,773 16,134 -9,129 29,187 19,146
Harbor 29,164 30,561 -245 29,046 9,161
Total 511,197 330,196 155,049 518,552 207,469
POPULATION DENSITY 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Central 10,399 9,984 10,420 11,311 13,345 13,665
San Fernando Valley 1,410 3,352 4,384 4,612 5,516 6,142
West 2,600 3,794 3,975 3,872 4,199 4,413
Harbor 3,284 4,308 5,381 5,372 6,392 6,713
Total 4,222 5,317 6,024 6,357 7,468 7,912
SHARE OF POPULATION 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Central 68% 52% 48% 49% 49% 47%
San Fernando Valley 16% 30% 34% 34% 35% 37%
West 12% 14% 13% 12% 11% 11%
Harbor 5% 5% 6% 5% 5% 5%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
BY COMMUNITY AREA              
CENTRAL Land Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Northeast Los Angeles 23.9 156,360 159,545 183,852 198,229 237,315 241,403
Boyle Heights 6.0 90,850 84,733 75,926 81,279 94,558 86,735
Southeast Los Angeles 15.4 241,163 181,073 185,788 185,521 238,991 254,976
West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park 12.7 118,808 136,370 159,090 151,528 169,397 172,913
South Central Los Angeles 15.5 202,055 214,398 219,561 220,971 257,469 260,095
Wilshire 13.9 162,830 166,106 194,996 225,400 271,620 292,101
Hollywood 24.9 160,047 160,383 156,335 181,002 213,858 210,824
Silverlake-Echo Park 6.9 69,547 65,155 66,557 76,054 79,097 76,988
Westlake 3.2 73,177 58,680 67,473 89,224 106,972 106,710
Central City 2.6 34,784 43,863 17,839 27,480 22,374 25,208
Central City North 3.2 23,679 9,690 8,532 13,447 19,318 24,071
SAN FERNANDO  VALLEY Land Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake 13.6 Note 54,021 68,660 64,392 68,219 72,988
North Hollywood 10.5 90,444 97,955 90,068 95,763 123,412 135,882
Arleta-Pacoima 10.7 24,301 69,050 63,875 68,345 91,367 98,072
Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks 12.8 72,478 112,118 103,088 108,333 136,889 158,692
Mission Hills-North Hills-Panorama City 11.1 11,598 32,466 71,466 78,800 109,072 134,960
Sun Valley 20.8 25,850 46,292 58,614 60,349 76,573 86,391
Sylmar 12.7 16,264 33,970 40,349 41,922 59,479 69,624
Granada Hills-Knollwood 16.2 Note 41,744 58,361 53,488 54,352 57,255
Canoga Park-West Hills-Winnetka-Woodland Hills 27.3 12,866 80,599 130,694 134,844 150,560 166,259
Chatsworth-Porter Ranch 22.2 4,771 21,837 46,817 67,899 79,784 84,734
Northridge 10.2 2,775 16,678 50,700 53,873 58,867 62,680
Reseda-West Van Nuys 11.9 16,456 66,397 78,918 77,035 89,279 98,965
Encino-Tarzana 20.3 14,681 32,065 58,989 66,503 66,487 70,227
Sunland-Tujunga 20.5 18,532 34,388 46,529 45,819 52,510 58,228
WEST Land Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Westwood 3.7 24,281 29,782 33,770 34,534 41,318 49,298
West Los Angeles-Century City-Rancho Park 7.1 30,719 30,928 65,667 62,747 68,062 71,944
Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey 8.0 83,701 124,425 94,346 94,964 103,707 110,044
Venice 3.2 28,891 38,365 36,146 36,553 40,040 37,758
Westchester-Playa Del Rey 14.2 35,078 55,980 54,163 43,743 48,003 51,255
Brentwood-Pacific Palisades 38.1 26,448 52,474 53,703 53,794 54,858 54,118
Bel Air-Beverly Crest 15.2 3,442 7,379 17,672 20,003 19,537 20,254
Wilmington-Harbor City 12.4 32,648 34,972 51,147 60,438 74,047 75,215
HARBOR Land Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
San Pedro 11.0 46,877 59,274 70,249 62,336 72,000 76,028
Harbor Gateway 5.1 14,007 28,450 31,861 30,238 36,011 39,976
Port of Los Angeles No information 1,949
466.8 1,976,258 2,487,485 2,817,711 2,972,790 3,491,372 3,700,820
POPULATION DENSITY
CENTRAL   1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Northeast Los Angeles 6,548 6,681 7,699 8,301 9,938 10,109
Boyle Heights 15,066 14,052 12,591 13,479 15,681 14,384
Southeast Los Angeles 15,619 11,728 12,033 12,016 15,479 16,514
West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park 9,348 10,729 12,517 11,922 13,328 13,604
South Central Los Angeles 13,053 13,850 14,184 14,275 16,632 16,802
Wilshire 11,757 11,993 14,079 16,274 19,612 21,090
Hollywood 6,435 6,449 6,286 7,278 8,599 8,477
Silverlake-Echo Park 10,050 9,415 9,618 10,990 11,430 11,125
Westlake 23,012 18,453 21,218 28,058 33,639 33,557
Central City 13,327 16,806 6,835 10,529 8,572 9,658
Central City North 7,308 2,991 2,633 4,150 5,962 7,429
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake Note 3,981 5,060 4,745 5,027 5,379
North Hollywood 3,758 9,329 8,578 9,120 11,754 12,941
Arleta-Pacoima 2,265 6,435 5,953 6,370 8,515 9,140
Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks 5,685 8,794 8,085 8,497 10,736 12,446
Mission Hills-North Hills-Panorama City 1,048 2,933 6,456 7,118 9,853 12,192
Sun Valley 1,246 2,231 2,825 2,908 3,690 4,163
Sylmar 564 2,683 3,187 3,311 4,698 5,500
Granada Hills-Knollwood Note 2,580 3,607 3,306 3,359 3,539
Canoga Park-West Hills-Winnetka-Woodland Hills 471 2,950 4,784 4,936 5,511 6,086
Chatsworth-Porter Ranch 215 985 2,111 3,061 3,597 3,820
Northridge 271 1,630 4,956 5,266 5,754 6,127
Reseda-West Van Nuys 1,384 5,584 6,637 6,479 7,509 8,323
Encino-Tarzana 724 1,581 2,909 3,279 3,278 3,463
Sunland-Tujunga 904 1,677 2,270 2,235 2,561 2,840
WEST 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Westwood 6,580 8,071 9,152 9,359 11,197 13,360
West Los Angeles-Century City-Rancho Park 4,321 4,350 9,236 8,825 9,573 10,119
Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey 10,528 15,651 11,867 11,945 13,045 13,842
Venice 9,085 12,064 11,367 11,495 12,591 11,874
Westchester-Playa Del Rey 2,474 3,948 3,820 3,085 3,385 3,615
Brentwood-Pacific Palisades 694 1,377 1,409 1,411 1,439 1,420
Bel Air-Beverly Crest 226 485 1,161 1,314 1,284 1,331
HARBOR 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Wilmington-Harbor City 2,633 2,820 4,125 4,874 5,972 6,066
San Pedro 4,250 5,374 6,369 5,651 6,528 6,893
Harbor Gateway 2,768 5,623 6,297 5,976 7,117 7,900
Port No information
Data from the Demographic Research Unit, City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning        
               
Notes              
Density based upon 2000 land area. Annexations increased land area by 3 percent 1950-2000. Caution required for figures before 2000.  
Sherman Oaks included in North Hollywood in 1950              
Granada Hills included in Sylmar in 1950              
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