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Overview

Introduction to San Fernando, California

San Fernando, California, in Los Angeles County, is 9 miles SE of Santa Clarita, California (center to center) and 19 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.

San Fernando History

With a history dating back almost two centuries, the city of San Fernando was named in honor of a Spanish Saint/King. Initially, the the area supported only ranching activities centered around Mission de San Fernando Rey, but by the early 1800s, the community had grown to accommodate a trading center. In the 1840s, the area experienced a gold rush as gold nuggets were discovered in a nearby canyon. By 1876, the railroad had arrived, and the community blossomed into a vibrant center of manufacturing and commerce.

San Fernando and Nearby Attractions

  • San Fernando Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library.
  • San Fernando City Hall.
  • Layne Park.
  • La Rinda Shopping Center.

Things To Do In San Fernando

The city's rich and varied cultural heritage is reflected in the historic buildings like the public library and the city hall. Visitors to this city can enjoy a sweeping view of the panoramic San Gabriel foothills and also enjoy the big city benefits with downtown Los Angeles only minutes away. Amusement parks like the Layne Park, the Las Palmas Park and the Glenoaks Park offer excellent recreational facilities for visitors to enjoy. In addition, one can also meander through the numerous shops and plazas dotting the streets of the city.

San Fernando Transportation

Air transportation is available from Los Angeles International Airport.

San Fernando Higher Education

The local college is Los Angeles Mission College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,396
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+10,628
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,405
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,425

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,156
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone12.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,189
Median House Value$343,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.8%
Irish1.1%
Italian0.9%
German0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
English0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Scottish0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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San Fernando Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91340, 91344, 91345
P.O. Box Zip Codes91341, 91346
Phone Area Codes747,818, 213
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.28
Approximate Longitude-118.44

San Fernando Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBURBANK VALLEY PUMP PLNT
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationU C L A
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 77 F
Oct Temp59 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills34,627$141,721
Burbank104,583$84,527
Calabasas24,091$129,355
Glendale197,895$66,671
Santa Clarita180,303$95,007
West Hollywood35,661$92,867

San Fernando Public Schools

Cesar E. Chavez Lrng Acads-acad Of Scientific Explr (ase)
1001 Arroyo Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 474
Cesar E. Chavez Lrng Acads-arts,theatre, Entertmnt (artes)
1001 Arroyo Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 506
Cesar E. Chavez Lrng Acads-soc Just Humanitas Acad
1001 Arroyo Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 506
Cesar E. Chavez Lrng Acads-teacher Preparation Acad
1001 Arroyo Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 551
Gridley Street Elementary
1907 Eighth St.
ZIP: 91340
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Mission Continuation
11015 O'melveny Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 68
Morningside Elementary
576 N. Maclay Ave.
ZIP: 91340
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
O'melveny Elementary
728 Woodworth St.
ZIP: 91340
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Puc Inspire Charter Academy
1445 Celis St.
ZIP: 91340
Middle
Total Enrollment 101
Puc Lakeview Charter High
919 Eighth St.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 388
Puc Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy
1218 N. Fourth St.
ZIP: 91340
Middle
Total Enrollment 349
San Fernando Elementary
1130 Mott St.
ZIP: 91340
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
San Fernando Institute Of Applied Media
130 N. Brand Blvd.
ZIP: 91340
Middle
Total Enrollment 389
San Fernando Middle
130 N. Brand Blvd.
ZIP: 91340
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
San Fernando Senior High
11133 O'melveny Ave.
ZIP: 91340
High
Total Enrollment 2370
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
13330 Vaughn St.
ZIP: 91340
Other
Total Enrollment 2724
Vista Del Valle Dual Language Academy
12441 Bromont Ave.
ZIP: 91340
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

San Fernando Private Schools

Concordia Schools La
777 N Maclay Ave
ZIP: 91340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
Glenoaks Schools
1525 Glenoaks Blvd
ZIP: 91340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic School
1316 Griffith St
ZIP: 91340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
St Ferdinand Elementary School
1012 Coronel St
ZIP: 91340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
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