Van Nuys - Los Angeles, CA - Niche

  • Population
    116,480
  • Population Density
    13,144 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    131 3.2
Van Nuys is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with 116,480 residents. It has very high home values and high rent costs. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 131 reviews
Take our survey to add your review.

    • 2
    Crime & Safety: Gun shots, graffiti, few police visible,littering.
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Hostile, unsafe, poor, messy, unpolished, local.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: The safety in this area is okay. There could be better police response. It's pretty slow in my area.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The area that i live in is a wonderful place. There are always good places to go eat. There is a wide variety of businesses in the area.
    • 2
    Crime & Safety: Well as I previously mentioned, the area I live in is not the safest. I wouldn't go outside at night by myself. The occasional helicopter does not ease me, when they are trying to locate someone. Plus with the frequency the police come to the street I live in; it is no longer that much of a shocker, more as in when will it happen again type.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Lake Balboa 34,071
Sherman Oaks 48,703
Panorama City 88,039
Valley Glen 69,381
North Hills 29,197
Encino 41,489
Studio City 37,614

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Reseda 76,416
North Hollywood 80,886
Northridge 65,329
Sun Valley 80,888
Granada Hills 64,429

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Los Angeles Unified School District 1,011

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Community Magnet Charter Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet K-5 Elementary
4.00 Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Public, Magnet, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Ivy Bound Academy Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.00 Synergy Charter Academy Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 KIPP LA Prep Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.00 Ivy Academia Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Larchmont Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 High Tech La Public, Charter 9-12 High
2.66 Celerity Dyad Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Diane S. Leichman High School Public 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Open Charter Magnet Public, Charter, Magnet K-5 Elementary
View Park Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Joaquin Miller Career & Transition Center Public 6-12 Middle, High
Cheviot Hills Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 Valley Alternative Magnet Public, Magnet, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Celerity Nascent Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Renaissance Arts Academy Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Port of Los Angeles High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Bravo Medical Magnet High School Public, Magnet, Alternative 9-12 High
3.00 Gabriella Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 PUC Milagro Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 Camino Nuevo Academy #2 Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.33 KIPP Academy of Opportunity Public, Charter 5-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Vista School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School Private 7-12 Middle, High
Northpoint School & Intensive Outpatient Program Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Parkhill School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Crawford Academy Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
Pacific School Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
Coldwater Canyon Prep Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Viewpoint School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Valley High School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Brentwood School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Oakwood Secondary School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Coutin School Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
4.33 Sierra Canyon School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Dubnoff Center for Child Development Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
4.33 Archer School for Girls Private, All-Girls 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) - Los Feliz Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Campbell Hall School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Marymount High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
4.00 Providence High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
4.00 Immaculate Heart Middle School & High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary & Ferrahian High School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Crossroads School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Santa Monica College
Pasadena City College
Glendale Community College - California
El Camino College
East Los Angeles College
Moorpark College
College of the Canyons
Pierce College - Los Angeles
Los Angeles City College
Rio Hondo College
Los Angeles Valley College
ICDC College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles
United Education Institute - Huntington Park
West Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Film School
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena
American Auto Institute
Marinello School of Beauty - Los Angeles
Westwood College - Los Angeles
American Career College - Los Angeles
El Camino College - Compton Center
New York Film Academy - Hollywood

Around Van Nuys

We do our best to keep our list of schools and districts, along with their attendance zone boundaries up-to-date and complete, but it isn't perfect. You should always check with the relevant school/district regarding school options, boundaries, and other eligibility requirements.

Demographics

Racial Diversity

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Hispanic 57.58% 16.62% 37.89% 44.61% 32.19% 52.70% 32.03% 51.67% 68.65%
White 28.73% 63.25% 39.67% 31.28% 44.03% 31.58% 40.69% 30.70% 18.61%
Asian 6.85% 4.83% 13.11% 14.77% 16.11% 7.67% 17.77% 12.16% 9.63%
African American 4.69% 12.23% 5.72% 6.56% 4.13% 5.59% 6.68% 2.82% 2.17%
Multiracial 1.49% 2.05% 2.64% 2.12% 3.02% 1.83% 2.46% 1.84% 0.65%
Other 0.49% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23% 0.22% 0.35% 0.23% 0.12% 0.13%
Native American 0.16% 0.66% 0.39% 0.18% 0.15% 0.12% 0.13% 0.05% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25% 0.14% 0.17% 0.02% 0.63% 0%

Age

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
9 years and under 15% 13% 13% 13% 10% 12% 10% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 9% 10% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 11% 11% 9% 12% 17% 11% 12%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 15% 11% 21% 13% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 17% 13% 14% 14% 15% 16% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 13% 15% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 11% 12% 9% 11% 10% 10%
65 and over 8% 13% 12% 11% 15% 7% 13% 11% 10%

Education Levels

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Less than a high school diploma 29% 14% 19% 22% 12% 24% 11% 25% 35%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 28% 21% 20% 24% 20% 19% 25% 24%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 30% 27% 31% 26% 30% 27% 24%
Bachelor's degree 17% 18% 19% 20% 23% 22% 27% 17% 12%
Master's degree or higher 7% 11% 11% 11% 10% 7% 13% 6% 4%

Gender

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Male 50.3% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3% 49.0% 51.4% 49.4% 48.9% 48.9%
Female 49.7% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7% 51.0% 48.6% 50.6% 51.1% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Rent 72.3% 35.1% 44.7% 50.3% 29.9% 76.7% 47.0% 49.1% 48.3%
Own 27.7% 64.9% 55.3% 49.7% 70.1% 23.3% 53.0% 50.9% 51.7%

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 17 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 19 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 18 responses

  • 6% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 33% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 39% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 22% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 25 responses

  • 8% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 40% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 36% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 16% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments