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Atwater Village

Atwater Village
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Los Angeles River near Atwater Village. 1927 photo.
Atwater Village
Atwater Village
Location in Northeast Los Angeles

Coordinates: 34°06′59″N 118°15′23″W / 34.11639°N 118.25639°W / 34.11639; -118.25639Coordinates: 34°06′59″N 118°15′23″W / 34.11639°N 118.25639°W / 34.11639; -118.25639

Atwater Village is a highly diverse neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, California, much of which lies in the fertile Los Angeles River flood plain. Bordering Griffith Park, it has three elementary schools—two public and one private. Almost half the residents were born abroad, a high percentage for the city of Los Angeles.

Population

The 2000 U.S. census counted 14,888 residents in the 1.78-square-mile Atwater Village neighborhood—or 8,379 people per square mile, an average population density for the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 15,455. The median age for residents was 34, about average for the city.[1]

The neighborhood was considered highly diverse ethnically,[2] with a high percentage of Asians. The breakdown was Latinos, 51.3%; whites, 22.2%; Asians, 19.7%; blacks, 1.4%; and others, 5.4%. Mexico (27.2%) and the Philippines (20.4%) were the most common places of birth for the 49.3% of the residents who were born abroad—a high percentage, compared to the city at large.[1]

The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $53,872, an average figure for Los Angeles. The percentages of households that earned $20,000 to $60,000 yearly were high for Los Angeles County. The average household size of 2.7 people was average for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 59.6% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 40.4%. The percentage of never-married women was among the county's highest.[1]

Geography

Much of Atwater lies in the old Los Angeles River flood plain, which resulted in deep, fertile soil.[3]

According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Atwater Village is bordered on the north and east by Glendale, on the southeast by Glassell Park, on the south by Echo Park, on the southwest by Los Feliz and Silver Lake and on the west by Glassell Park.[4]

Street and other boundary limits are the Ventura Freeway on the north, San Fernando Boulevard on the east, and the Los Angeles River on the south and west.[1]

Nearby places

Relation of Atwater Village to nearby places, not necessarily contiguous:[4][5]

Education

Twenty-two percent of Atwater Park residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for both the city and the county.[1]

Schools in Atwater Village are:[6]

  • Glenfeliz Boulevard Elementary School, LAUSD, 3955 Glenfeliz Boulevard
  • Holy Trinity Elementary School, private, 3716 Boyce Avenue
  • Atwater Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 3271 Silver Lake Boulevard

See also

References

External links

  • [5] Comments about living in Atwater Village
  • [6] Atwater Village crime map and statistics
  • Atwater Village book
  • Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Atwater Village
  • Atwater Village Neighborhood Council
  • Councilman Eric Garcetti's website, 13th district
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