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According to the U.S. Census in 2000, the population was 24,923. Based on the Los Angeles Department of City Planning estimates, the population was 30,571 in 2008.
With 4,462 people in its 5.59 square miles, Porter Ranch is among the lowest-density neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles, but the density is about average for the county.
According to Mapping L.A. of the Los Angeles Times, Porter Ranch was "moderately diverse," with a relatively high ratio of Asian and white people in the neighborhood. The figures for 2000 were 60.9% White, 26.8% Asian, 7.5% Latino, 1.8% black and 3.0%, other races.
A total of 8,385 (33.6%) of residents were foreign born, about average for both the city and the county. Korea (21.4%) and Philippines (9.3%) were the most common foreign places of birth.
Average household size was three people, about the same as the rest of the city and county. Bradbury, North Whittier and Bel-Air had the most similar percentage of homeowners in Los Angeles County. Of the housing units in Porter Ranch, 91.8% were occupied by homeowners, while 8.2% were occupied by renters.
The median household income was $121,428 in 2008 dollars, a high figure for the city and the county. In Los Angeles County, Bel-Air, Hidden Hills and Rolling Hills had the most similar household incomes. The percentages of households that earn $60,000 and above were high for the county. Porter Ranch is rated the wealthiest neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, with Encino ranked second.
Government and infrastructure
Los Angeles Fire Department Station 8 and Station 28 are in the area.
Los Angeles Police Department operates from the nearby Devonshire Police Station, serving the community.
County, state and federal
Porter Ranch is located in California's 25th congressional district, which is represented by Republican Buck McKeon.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pacoima Health Center in Pacoima, serving Porter Ranch.
The United States Postal Service Ranch Post Office is located at 19300 Rinaldi Street.
Fifty-one percent of Porter Ranch residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for the city.
Schools within the Porter Ranch boundaries are:
Castlebay Lane Elementary School, 19010 Castlebay Lane
Beckford Avenue Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa Street
Darby Avenue Elementary School, 10818 Darby Avenue
Porter Ranch Community School, 12450 Mason Avenue