Armenians in Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, North Hills, and Northridge
The San Fernando Valley, or better known as just "The Valley" to locals, is a stretch of land in the Los Angeles metropolitan area that covers about 260 square miles (670 km2). It is home to about 40 communities, including Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, North Hills, and Northridge. Technically, a few incorporated cities, including Glendale and Burbank, are also part of the Valley, but for the most part, they are typically not considered when people talk about the Valley since those are cities of their own, whereas the other aforementioned communities all fall under the City of Los Angeles.
Current population numbers for Armenians in the Valley are not available, but estimates range from 30,000 to 50,000. In the 1990 Census 23,571 were reported as being Armenian, and in the 2000 Census the number had gone up to 38,504. The majority of Armenians in the Valley live in the communities of North Hollywood, Van Nuys and Encino—all three of which contain an Armenian church and a bustling Armenian community.