|Official Name:||Marina del Rey, California|
|Subdivision Name:||United States|
|Subdivision Name2:||Los Angeles|
|Area Total Km2:||3.8|
|Area Land Km2:||2.3|
|Area Water Km2:||1.5|
|Area Total Sq Mi:||1.5|
|Area Land Sq Mi:||0.9|
|Area Water Sq Mi:||0.6|
|Population As Of:||2000|
|Population Density Km2:||3586.7|
|Population Density Sq Mi:||9289.5|
|Utc Offset Dst:||-7|
|Postal Code Type:||ZIP codes|
|Postal Code:||90291, 90292, 90295|
|Area Code:||310, 424|
|Blank Name:||FIPS code|
|Blank1 Name:||GNIS feature ID|
Marina del Rey is a seaside unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California. Its Fisherman's Village offers a view of Marina del Rey's dominant feature as one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the U.S., with 19 marinas with capacity for 5,300 boats. The harbor, the Los Angeles Times said in 1997, is "perhaps the county's most valuable resource." http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.lapl.org/pqdweb?did=11473966&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=13322&RQT=309&VName=PQD
It is bounded on all sides by the City of Los Angeles. The beach-style homes, the strip of land against the beach, and the beach itself (see photo), west of the harbor, are within the City of Los Angeles limits, with a Marina del Rey address. The name of this strip is Marina Peninsula. Via Dolce and the southern portion of Via Marina are the boundaries between L.A. City and the unincorporated area.
The marina itself, a specially designed harbor with moorings for pleasure craft and small boats, is surrounded by high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, shops, and restaurants. The area also includes the USC Information Sciences Institute and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which regulates the Internet's address and domain name systems.
As of the censusWeb site: States Census Bureau] American FactFinder]. 2008-01-31. of 2000, there were 8,176 people, 5,315 households, and 1,520 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,587.2/km² (9,289.5/mi²). There were 6,321 housing units at an average density of 7,181.8/mi² (2,773.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.46% White, 4.68% African American, 0.16% Native American, 8.21% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.There were 5,315 households out of which 6.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.7% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 71.4% were non-families. 57.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.54 and the average family size was 2.31.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 6.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 50.4% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $68,447, and the median income for a family was $84,390. Males had a median income of $66,928 versus $51,854 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $58,530. About 6.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
Marina del Rey is governed and serviced by the County of Los Angeles and rests under the management of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. All of the area's lands and waters are owned by the County of Los Angeles and are leased to private leaseholders on long-term agreements.
Residents are represented by their local elected Supervisor to the Fourth District of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, represented by Don Knabe. In the State legislature Marina del Rey is located in the 28th Senate District, represented by Democrat Jenny Oropeza, and, in the 53rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu. Federally, Marina del Rey is located in California's 36th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +11 and is represented by Democrat Jane Harman.
Businesses in the area are represented by the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
Fire protection in Marina del Rey is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The LACFD operates Station #110 at 4433 Admiralty Way as a part of Battalion 1. Public safety services within Marina del Rey are provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
While there are no schools located within Marina del Rey, the community is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area is within Board District 4. As of 2008 Marlene Canter represents the district. Canter announced that she will not seek re-election after her term expires in June 2009. Its students are within the attendance areas of Coeur d'Alene Avenue Elementary School, Marina del Rey Middle School, and Venice High School.