North Hollywood, CA is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
The intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard marks the origin of the name “NoHo”.
A few major east-west roads are: Burbank Boulevard, Victory Boulevard, Vanowen Street, Cahuenga Blvd West Hollywood/Universal City/Studio City boundary. The Universal Studios Hollywood theme park is just north of this point. There are also several other smaller studios around that area too including Warner Brothers Studio. Many cities surround North Hollywood on all sides such as Burbank to the east and Glendale to the west and so forth. North Hollywood has two large hospitals which include Northridge Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical center as well as an expansion planned to include a University of California, Northridge satellite campus.
North Hollywood was once part of the vast landholdings of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España and as such its history goes back to the founding of that mission in 1797 by Spanish Gaspar de Portolà. When nohomes were built on this rancho it became known as “Noe-hoo-hoo” which later evolved into Noho. The area is also referred to as NoHo or No-ho by many actors, directors, producers, crew people etc.. who live/work in the area.
Most of North Hollywood was built not long after World War II along with other housing developments for returning veterans and their families. It included large amounts of prefabricated single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings, in the typical car-oriented postwar fashion.
The 2000 U.S. census counted 81,523 residents in the 15.74-square-mile North Hollywood neighborhood—or 13,344 people per square mile, an average population density for the city and county. In 2008, the city estimated that 164,988 people lived within its 2.82 sqmi area which represented a density of over 12000 inhabitants per square kilometer (54/sq mi). The median age for residents was 28., considered young when compared to the city at large; about
20% of residents under age 18 while 9% were 65 or older.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the neighborhood was $29,301 and the median income for a family was $31,909. The per capita income for residents of North Hollywood is estimated at $16,257 by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning (LADCP). In 2008, an estimation showed that it ranged from $12,736 to $24,494. About 40-60% of children under age 18 in North Hollywood were living below the poverty line which is an average rate for Los Angeles County and slightly higher than California’s average rate at 45%.
The population density in North Hollywood is about 80–90 people per square kilometer210/sq mi), which is about average for the City of Los Angeles, but quite high for a neighborhood primarily composed of small multi-family buildings and single family homes.