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Van Nuys, CA, District and Education Information

Van Nuys is a densely populated district in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Home to a diverse population, Van Nuys is near such institutions of higher learning as the University of California at Los Angeles and California State University-Northridge.

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Information about Van Nuys

Van Nuys' population was 80,547 in 2010, with a culturally diverse mix of residents; 61% of the population was Hispanic, 25% was non-Hispanic white, 7% was Asian and 6% was black or African American.

As part of Los Angeles, Van Nuys benefits from access to the entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities in the area. Van Nuys lies between the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountain ranges, and opportunities for hiking and biking are plentiful. Beverly Hills and Hollywood are also close by. The district is just a short drive from the numerous beaches that dot the coast of Los Angeles, such as those in Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu. The Los Angeles area boasts murals, art museums and world-famous tourist attractions, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Sunset Strip. Major League Baseball's L.A. Dodgers play in the area, as do the National Hockey League's L.A. Kings and the National Basketball Association's L.A. Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Higher Education

Four schools are located in Van Nuys, including Casa Loma College - Van Nuys and Los Angeles ORT College. In addition, Los Angeles is one of the nation's more vibrant educational centers. World-class institutions such as the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and the California Institute of Technology all are located in the area. Other colleges and universities in this metropolitan area include California State University-Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University and California State University-Northridge.

Employment and Economy

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of February 2016, the Los Angeles area's highest sector of employment was trade, transportation, and utilities, with over 1 million jobs. Nearly 1 million people were employed in education and health services, while professional and business services employed about 900,000 people.

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