Encino, Los Angeles, California

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Encino is a district of Los Angeles, California, located in the central portion of the southern San Fernando Valley.

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Geography

Encino is bordered by Tarzana on the west, the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area on the north, Sherman Oaks on the east, and the Encino Reservoir of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the south. The district's boundaries are roughly Mulholland Drive on the south, Lindley Avenue on the west, Victory Boulevard on the north, and the San Diego Freeway on the east.

Census Data

As of the 2000 Census, the population of Encino was 40,946, with a population density 3,864.9 per square mile. 18.25% of the population was under 18, and 20.08% was over 64. The district contained 18,159 housing units in a land area of 10.59 square miles (27.44 square kilometers). Water covers 0.13 square miles (0.33 square kilometers) of the district.

Popular Culture

Encino is mentioned in Frank Zappa's 1982 hit, "Valley Girl." It is the setting of the 1992 Pauly Shore comedy, Encino Man.

Notable Attractions

The Encino Velodrome has provided an outdoor oval bicycle racing track since 1963.

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