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"Mission City"

San Fernando is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of San Fernando is 34.281N. The longitude is -118.438W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,253.


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Median household income
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$39,909
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Fernando demographic reports
San Fernando is in the San Fernando Valley, near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains
An independent water supply and service by the railroad enabled the community to develop as a 19th-century agricultural center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 146. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Angeles National Forest

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2% of San Fernando residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Fernando ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Fernando was $11,485, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of San Fernando residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in San Fernando, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.


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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Fernando political report.

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The average commute time for San Fernando workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Fernando between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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