I see from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Nuys that "The 2000 U.S. census counted 136,443 residents in the 8.99-square-mile Van Nuys neighborhood". Could you tell me where I can see that on the census site and download that data? I was hoping wikipedia included the reference on census.gov where that information is located, but it does not.
The downside is that the "official" city statistics are based on 2010 Census numbers.But the "StatisticalAtlas" site is not that all up-to-date either. A quick look at their population count for the 91405 zip code (54,356) shows their data is from the 2012-2016 5-year data set. Also the neighborhood boundaries are at least ten years old, coming from a data set released into the public domain by Zillow about a decade ago and taken down about three years ago.
I've chatted with Jim D the owner of the StatisticalAtlas site and have some insight into it. Jim's a very skilled programmer and his small group have produced some cool sites (check out Weatherspark). But their focus is on the business of attracting search results to their site and collecting the ad revenue.I wouldn't rely on it for timely demographics, but it does have a unique and useful way to look at the relationships between geographic boundaries.
ah, I missed that we already have a tabulation for 318 "LA County Neighborhoods" (original map from UCLA, unfortunately returning a 500 error now)
It lists the 2020 population of Van Nuys as 109,290 compared to 104,734 in 2010. I note that that's considerably higher than the 2010 population in the data.lacity.org, but again, the maps are likely not identical.
I was just about to ask for a link to the LA shape file !
just found one on the LA county website:
this may be a google-link
This came for the search box on the LA website
Here is the LA data search page (Los Angeles GeoHub official data)
Neighborhood Council Boundaries
It's never easy, is it? Here's an substantially different one I found on the same server. And no clear provenance. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'm pretty sure that the geohub.lacity.org website is an official LA website and that the maps probably have some legal significance -- for example for LA City city planning
I'm not so sure.
is, according to the metadata, a "filtered" version of a map produced by the Los Angeles times, related, I assume, to https://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/index.html
The map is uploaded by "Private Member, City of Los Angeles Hub" where others have names and official offices listed.