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Chatsworth

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Los Angeles County
      City: 
    Chatsworth
      County FIPS: 
    06037
      Coordinates: 
    34°15′26″N 118°36′01″W
      Elevation: 
    978 ft (298 m)
      Established: 
    1769
  •   Latitude: 
    34,2572
      Longitude: 
    -118,6006
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    91311
    91313
      GMAP: 

    Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,959

Chatsworth is a suburban neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley. The area was home to Native Americans, some of whom left caves containing rock art. Chatsworth was explored and colonized by the Spanish beginning in the 18th century. The 2000 U.S. census counted 35,073 residents in the 15.2 square miles (39 km²) neighborhood, or 2,301 people per square mile. The neighborhood has one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles and a relatively high income level. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $84,456, considered to be a high income for the city. Korea (10.4%) and the Philippines (9.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 25.2% of the residents who were born abroada low figure for Los Angeles. In 2000, the median age for residents was 40, considered old for city and county neighborhoods. The percentages of families that earned more than $40,000 was considered high for the county. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 37,102. The percentage of married people was among the county's highest. The rate of 10% of families headed by single parents was low for theCity. The region experiences hot and dry summers, with average daily high temperatures of 90100 °F. It is flanked by the Santa Susana Mountains on the north, Porter Ranch and Northridge on the east, Winnetka, Canoga Park, West Hills on the south, and unincorporated Los Angeles County and Ventura County on the west.

Population

The 2000 U.S. census counted 35,073 residents in the 15.2 square miles (39 km²) Chatsworth neighborhood, or 2,301 people per square mile. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 37,102. The neighborhood was considered to be ethnically "moderately diverse" for both the city of Los Angeles and its county, with a relatively high percentage of whites and Asian people. Korea (10.4%) and the Philippines (9.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 25.2% of the residents who were born abroada low figure for Los Angeles. In 2000, there were 2,933 military veterans, or 10.8%. The percentage of married people was among the county's highest. The rate of 10% of families headed by single parents was low for the city. Renters occupied 28.9%. The average household size of 2.6 people was considered average for Los. Angeles. The percentages of families that earned more than $40,000 was considered high for the county. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $84,456, considered to is a high income for theCity. The Percentage of couples who are married is among the highest in the county, and the percentage of single-parent families is also among the lowest in the country. The average house- or apartment-owners held 71.1%. The breakdown was Whites, 65.7%; Asians, 14.4%; Latinos, 13.5%; Blacks, 2.2%; and others, 4.2%.

Geography

Chatsworth is flanked by the Santa Susana Mountains on the north, Porter Ranch and Northridge on the east, Winnetka, Canoga Park, West Hills on the south, the Simi Hills, and unincorporated Los Angeles County and Ventura County on the west. Twin Lakes, a community founded by San Francisco's George Haight in the early 20th century, is to the north. Chatsworth has a 1,600 acre park with equestrian trails, to its north. The town is located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. It is also home to the San Fernando River Valley, which runs through the town. The city's population is estimated to be more than 100,000. It also has a population of more than 1,000,000 in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, which is located to the east. The community is home to a number of museums, including the California Museum of Natural History and the California Center for the Humanities, which was founded in 1891. It has a large number of historic buildings, including a 19th-century mansion. The Chatsworthingts are known as one of the most beautiful towns in the state. The area is also known for its horseback riding, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Catalina Mountains, which can be seen from the town's north. It was founded by George Haights, who was a prominent San Francisco resident in the late 19th century.

Climate

This region experiences hot and dry summers, with average daily high temperatures of 90100 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chatsworth has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. The town has a population of around 2,000 people. It is located in the South West of England, near the border with Scotland. The city has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful places in the UK. It has a high rate of literacy, with the average age of the town being just under 10 years old. It also has a low rate of crime, with only one crime per 1,000 residents in the town's history. The average annual rainfall in the city is around 1,800 mm (50 in) and the average annual temperature is 90100 °F. The region has a dry climate, with an average annual high of 90100 °F (49 °C) and a dry summer. The area has an average yearly rainfall of 1,700 mm, or 50 in, with a dry winter and dry spring and summer, and an average monthly high of 90100  °F  (47 mm/year) and dry summer and dry autumn. The temperature is higher in the summer months, with temperatures reaching as high as 90900 °C (52 degree F) in the winter months. In the winter, the average monthly average temperature is just over 930 °F, or 46  degrees F.

History

The first European explorers came into the Chatsworth area on August 5, 1769, led by the Spanish military leader Gaspar de Portolà. Native American civilizations inhabited the Valley for an estimated 8,000 years. Mission San Fernando (Mission San Fernando Rey de España) gained dominion over the San Fernando Valley's lands in 1797. In 1821, after the Mexican War of Independence from Spain, the Mission became part of Alta California, Mexico. The Rancho Ex-MissionSan Fernando received a Federal land patent to retain ownership by the U.S. Public Land Commission in 1873 and was the single largest land grant in California. The name "Chatsworth" hails from the stately Chats worth House in England, first recorded in 1888. A new wagon route was built in 1917. The Old Santa Susana Pass Road (now Old Susana pass Road) is the main route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The nearby Burro Flats Painted Cave remains a legacy of the Chumash culture's rock art and solstice ceremony spirituality. It is also the site of the Tongva Native American settlement of Asha'awanga or Momonga, which was also a trading place with the neighboring Tataviam and Chumashing people. The Chats Worth name was first recorded on a map of the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office in 1888, when George R. Crow filed an additional map with the Sanernando Valley Improvement Company.

Government and infrastructure

The Chatsworth Post Office, of the United States Postal Service, is located at 21606 Devonshire Street. The U.S. Census Bureau operates the Los Angeles Regional Census Center in the neighborhood. The Orange Line of the L.A. Metro system was extended to Chats Worth Station in 2012, with a dedicated right-of-way across the Valley to North Hollywood Station of the Red Line subway. The ChATSworth Transportation Center, a major transportation hub for the town and west valley, is served by 20 daily trains on the Metrolink Ventura County Line from Ventura to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner has 10 trains daily traveling through here on the Coast Line which also handles freight transport by Union Pacific Railroad and was involved in the 2008 Chatsworthing train collision near here. The 118 freeway in the northern end of the neighborhood is serviced by the 118 freeway, which runs through the northern part of the city. The Los Angeles Public Library operates a branch library in the area, which was rebuilt in a modern style in 2002. The city is also served by several Los Angeles Metro, Simi Valley, and Santa Clarita bus routes. It is located on Old Depot Plaza Road, betweenDevonshire and Lassen streets, between Devon'shire and Old Depot Road. It also offers connections to several L. A. Metro,Simi Valley and Santa Clara County bus routes, including the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Center.

Education

Thirty-four percent of Chatsworth residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000. Schools within the city's boundaries are: Public, private, elementary, middle and high schools. The city's highest school is St. Paul's Christian Academy, a private school for pre-kindergarten through 12-year-olds. The lowest school is the Stoney Point Continuation School, a middle school for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. The highest school for high school students is the Senior High School, which has a senior high school for students aged 14 to 18-years-old. The public school is a public school, while the private school is an elementary school. The high school is located at 10027 Lurline Avenue. The private school's address is 9756 Oso Avenue and the middle school is at 10100 Variel Avenue. It is located on the corner of Lurline and Oso Avenues in the city of Devonshire. The school's name is in honor of a former mayor, William Tell Aggeler, who died in a car accident in 2000. It was named for William Tell, who served as mayor from 1968 to 1974. The senior high School is located in the heart of the city, on the north side of the town. The elementary school is on the south side, near the town's central business district. The middle school was named after William Tell's son, William "Bill" Aggelers, who was mayor from 1974 to 1978.

Parks and recreation

Chatsworth Park North has three baseball diamonds, football field, and outdoor basketball courts, all lighted. Chatsworth Oaks Park has barbecue pits, a children's play area, and picnic tables near the parking area. Michael D. Antonovich Park at the Joughin Ranch includes over 1600 acres of hiking, equestrian trails, creeks, waterfalls and the site of one of the historic Bannon Quarries. Stoney Point Park is a natural rock outcropping, geographic promontory landmark and legendary bouldering and rock climbing location on 76-acre (31 ha). The boulders at Stoney point Park merge and form alcoves, caves, and dens. The Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park protects and offers a historical site of the late 19th century. Joaquin Murrieta and his bandits hid out in the rocky crevices around Stony Point. The Old Stagecoach Trail is now a popular hiking trail in the Simi Hills. It goes through Santa Susanna Pass State. Historic Park and Chatworth Park South and by Chats Worth Oaks Park. The park had been closed from February 2008 to 2018 due to contamination discovered from when the park used to be a shooting range for Roy Rogers. It is also a hub connecting to the huge Michael D Antonovich Regional Park at Jough in the Indian Springs Regional Park, Rocky Peak Open Space Park at Rocky Peak, and Rocky Peak at the Rim of the Rim.

Economy

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), once busy with Rocketdyne testing rocket engines and Atomics International doing nuclear research, is quiet and high in the Simi Hills west of Chatsworth. It has been closed, will undergo an extensive environmental cleanup, and will become an open-space park. Seltzer Motor Industries in 1979 produced the Willow, a two-seat sports car kit. It is the first transverse, inline four-cylinder, mid-engined kit car ever offered to the public. Lamps Plus has production and distribution facilities here. Titus Software's U.S. subsidiary once had its headquarters in Chatworth. The National Notary Association is the headquarters for Premier America (formerly Litton Federal Credit Union) and Matadors Community Credit Union. Capstone Turbine, Natel Engineering, and Hydraulics International are among the current businesses based in the area. The city is home to the California State University, Los Angeles (CSU), which was founded in 1894. It was once the site of the University of California, San Diego, which was established in 1881. The campus is now home to CSU-Chatsworth, a division of the California Department of Education, which opened in 1891. The university is located in the heart of the Los Angeles suburb of Los Angeles and has a campus of more than 2,000 students. It also has a satellite campus in San Diego. The town is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the National Association of Notary Keepers.

  • Chatsworth's population in Los Angeles County, California of 1,653 residents in 1900 has increased 1,79-fold to 2,959 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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