Elysian Valley, Los Angeles
|Neighborhood of Los Angeles|
Dorris Place Elementary School
Elysian Valley is a neighborhood of 7,700+ residents within Central Los Angeles, California, adjoining the Los Angeles River. It has a large percentage of children between the ages of 11 and 18 and a high number of Latinos and Asians. There is one elementary school in the neighborhood.
The 2000 U.S. census counted 7,387 residents in the 0.79-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 9,354 people per square mile, about the same population density as the rest of the city. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 7,781. The median age for residents was 31, about average for Los Angeles, but the percentage of residents aged 11 to 18 was among the county's highest.
The neighborhood is moderately diverse ethnically, and the percentage of Asians and Latinos is comparatively high. The breakdown in 2000 was Latinos, 61.0%; Asians, 25.6%; whites, 9.7%; blacks, 1.1%, and others, 2.6%. Mexico (38.3%) and the Philippines (10.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 47.5% of the residents who were born abroad, a high figure compared to rest of the city.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $49,013, about the same as the rest of Los Angeles. The average household size of 3.4 people was high for the city of Los Angeles. Renters occupied 52.2% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment owners 47.8%.
According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, the Elysian Valley neighborhood is flanked on the north by Atwater Village, on the northeast and east by Glassell Park, on the southeast by Cypress Park, on the south and southwest by Elysian Park and on the west and northwest by Echo Park and Silver Lake. Street and other boundaries are: the Los Angeles River on the north and east, Riverside Drive on the west and Fletcher Drive on the northwest.
||Los Feliz & Griffith Pk||Atwater Village & Glendale||Glassell Pk|
|Echo Pk||Glassell Pk & Cypress Pk|
|Echo Pk||Elysian Pk, Downtown & Chinatown||Lincoln Hts|
Seventeen percent of the neighborhood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for the city.
There is a small commercial corridor on Riverside Dr. and a few small warehouses in the background of the neighborhood adjacent to the L.A. River.
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