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San Fernando, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Fernando had a population of 24,877 as of July 1, 2017. San Fernando ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Fernando is located at latitude 34.2887 and longitude -118.4362 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Fernando (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of San Fernando (GNIS ID: 2411785) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Fernando is located within San Fernando Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Fernando population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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San Fernando, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,877
Daytime Population: Workers 12,420
Daytime Population: Residents 13,574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,994
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 24,757
Population in Familes 21,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 10,479
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $49,009
Average Household Income $60,317
Per Capita Income $15,316


Total Housing Units 6,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,277 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,954 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $389,586
Average Home Value $433,590


Total Households 6,231
Average Household Size 3.97
Family Households 5,199
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.68%
Households 0.6% 0.61%
Families 0.62% 0.62%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

San Fernando, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Fernando to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 80th
Population Density # 59 96th
Diversity Index # 444 71st
Median Household Income # 980 35th
Per Capita Income # 1353 11th

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