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Green Valley, Los Angeles County, California

Green Valley
census-designated place
Green Valley is located in California
Green Valley
Green Valley
Location in California
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles County
 • Total 12.809 sq mi (33.176 km2)
 • Land 12.809 sq mi (33.175 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 2,936 ft (895 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,027
 • Density 80/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 271423; 2583029
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Valley, Los Angeles County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Valley, Los Angeles County, California

Green Valley (formerly, La Joya) is a census-designated place[3] in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, in Los Angeles County, California.[2] It lies at an elevation of 2936 feet (895 m).[2] The population was 1,027 at the 2010 census.


A station of the Butterfield Overland Mail was located about a mile south of Green Valley, on the San Francisquito Canyon Road, remained into the 1960s at 38839 San Francisquito Canyon Road. It was torn down by 1966, the building is believed to a have been in use at the time the Butterfield stage line used this route from 1858 to 1861.[4] The station was in existence by 1856, when Harris Newmark says he stayed there overnight when returning to Los Angeles from a meeting at Fort Tejon.[5] This would have been Widow Smith's Station or Gordon's Station, 24 miles southeast from French John's Station (that was located just west of Neenach) and 10 miles north of King's Station located in the lower San Francisquito Canyon.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2 km²), all of which is land.


The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Green Valley had a population of 1,027. The population density was 80.2 people per square mile (31.0/km²). The racial makeup of Green Valley was 901 (87.7%) White, 8 (0.8%) African American, 11 (1.1%) Native American, 12 (1.2%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 35 (3.4%) from other races, and 59 (5.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 123 persons (12.0%).

The Census reported that 1,027 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 443 households, out of which 116 (26.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 214 (48.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 31 (7.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 39 (8.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 32 (7.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 129 households (29.1%) were made up of individuals and 29 (6.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32. There were 284 families (64.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.81.

The population was spread out with 195 people (19.0%) under the age of 18, 71 people (6.9%) aged 18 to 24, 199 people (19.4%) aged 25 to 44, 429 people (41.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 133 people (13.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.0 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.7 males.

There were 515 housing units at an average density of 40.2 per square mile (15.5/km²), of which 359 (81.0%) were owner-occupied, and 84 (19.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.3%. 862 people (83.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 165 people (16.1%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Valley, Los Angeles County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Valley, Los Angeles County, California
  4. ^ Mildred Brooke Hoover, Hero Eugene Rensch, Ethel Grace Rensch, 3rd Edition revised by William N. Abeloe, Historic Spots in California, 3rd Ed., Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1966, p.168
  5. ^ Harris Newmark, "Sixty Years in Southern California, 1853-1913", The Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1916, p. 195
  6. ^ List of Stations from New York Times, October 14 1858, Itinerary of the Route
  7. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Green Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

External links

  • Official Green Valley website
  • Major Gordon's Stage Staion, historical notes, photos, paiinting and drawings of Widow Smith's Station.
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