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Los Angeles Times Magazine Map No. 1 : First in a series of maps of Southern California communities by Westwood artist Paul Shaffer

October 13, 1985|Linden Gross. Demographics reflect currently available figures. Next in your hometown series: Hollywood, Nov. 10

VENICE Size: 1,971.5 acres Year dredging of canals began: 1904 Total length of canals in 1905: 12 miles Year city fathers began to refill canals with dirt: 1929 Amount of dirt required: 80,000 cubic yards Total length of canals in 1985: 3 1/2 miles Length of beach: 8 miles Visitors expected on a nice weekend in 1915: 120,000 In 1985: 500,000 Population: 36,553 Population projected for 1990: 44,488 Number of residents under 14: 5,254 Number of residents over 65: 2,934 Median age of total population: 30.4 Percentage of families: 48.8 Percentage of college graduates: 29.9 Percentage of professional / technical workers: 24.1 Number of farm workers: 390 Number of artists and artisans: 2,008 Average household income: $21,450 Households with incomes over $50,000: 8.1 % Number of houses: 18,398 Average purchase price for a house in 1985: $157,289 Number of condos: 834 Average monthly rent: $312 Number of schools: 8 public, 4 private Number of indoor and outdoor murals: 56 Number of restaurants: 94 Number of secondhand / antique stores: 26 Oil produced from 1929 to end of World War II: 50.4 million barrels MARINA DEL REY Size: 812 acres Portion that's water: half Year development of area conceived: 1887 Year project completed: 1965 Total cost of building marina: $36.3 million Depth of harbor: 20 feet Number of boats in water: 5,800 On land: 3,000 Population: 8,065 Population projected for 1989: 10,045 Number of residents under 14: 47 Over 65: 494 Median age of total population: 38.8 Average household size: 1.4 Percentage of people who live on their boats: 5 Percentage of singles: 68.6 Percentage of college graduates: 47.7 Percentage of managerial / professional workers: 53 Average household income: $32,993 Percentage of households with incomes over $50,000: 17.4 Number of houses: 0 Number of apartment units: 5,886 Average monthly rent: $483 Percentage of vacancy rate: 1 Average residential unit value: $75,883 Number of schools: 0 Number of restaurants: 38 Number of boat / yacht brokerages: 15 Number of yacht and boat clubs: 8 Public utilities placed underground: All

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