Sherman Oaks is a prosperous neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. An ‘urbanized’ village with commercial skyscrapers is located along Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Boulevard and Cedros Avenue at Sherman Oaks.
As per 2000 U.S. census there were 61,166 residents in the 9.15-square-mile Sherman Oaks which is among the lowest population densities for the city with county’s highest percentage of residents aged 19 to 49 and 65 and older.
The breakdown was whites, 73.8%; Latinos, 11.8%; Asians, 5.7%; blacks, 4.4%; and others, 4.4%.
The number of inhabitants raised up to 65, 436 by 2008 with per annum median household income $69,651, considered high for the city. The percentage of households that earned $125,000 and up was high for Los Angeles County. On average two people contains a household made a lower percentage for both city and the county.
Data of 2010 census showed a decreased trend in the population as the number fell down to 52,677 people with 25,255 households increasing the size of people per household. It also affected the breakdown as 82% non-Hispanic white, 5% Asian American and 3% African American; 11% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Other races made up less than 1%.
In Sherman Oaks there a mixture of residential densities with apartment, condo and single-story houses held by 41.1% owners and 58.9% renters.
By 2000, 45% inhabitants aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree. The percentage of master’s degree holder was also high for the county.
Following is the list of 8 Public Schools in Sherman Oaks:
- Van Nuys Middle School, LAUSD, 5435 Vesper Avenue
- Kester Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 5353 Kester Avenue
- Community Harvest Charter, high school, 5300 Sepulveda Boulevard
- Chandler Elementary School, LAUSD, 14030 Weddington Street
- Robert A. Millikan Middle School, LAUSD, 5041 Sunnyslope Avenue
- Sherman Oaks Elementary, LAUSD, 14755 Greenleaf Street
- Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary, LAUSD, 4220 Dixie Canyon Avenue
- Riverside Drive Elementary School, LAUSD, 13061 Riverside Drive
Private schools in the neighborhood are:
- Village Glen School, K–12, 13130 Burbank Boulevard
- ABC Little School, elementary, 14926 Burbank Boulevard
- Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center, elementary, 15365 Magnolia Boulevard
- Notre Dame High School, 13645 Riverside Drive.
- St. Frances De Sales, elementary, 13368 Valleyheart Drive
- Emerson Academy for Arts and Sciences, 12749 Ventura Boulevard
- The Buckley School, K–12, 3900 Stansbury Avenue, the oldest co-educational independent day school in the Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sherman Oaks Branch.
The area is a local hub for regional transportation, business, and shopping. There are two city parks along with a senior center. The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park is a familiar site for families. Facilities the park offers are; an auditorium, two lighted baseball diamonds, six unlighted baseball diamonds, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a 60-person community room, a lighted American football field, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, a lighted soccer (football) field, and lighted tennis courts and a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool.
The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center has an auditorium and multi-purpose room with banquet capacity of 200 and assembly capacity of 300 people. The senior center also offers two community/meeting rooms, two kitchens, a play area, a shuffle board place, a stage, and two storage rooms and Tennis Courts.