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Service Planning Areas (SPA) – 2002

Service Planning Areas (SPAs) are used by a number of County departments (Public Health, Health Services and Mental Health) to plan and manage service delivery across the County.  SPAs are aggregated from Census Tracts in order to connect them to demographic information.

The SPAs in this dataset are based upon 2000 Census Tracts and were created in 2002.

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Data Field Descriptions
  • SPA_02: The Service Planning Area Number (values range from 1-8)
  • SPA_Name: Service Planning Area Name
  • Label: Used to label the Service Planning Areas (it is "SPA" + the SPA number, i.e. "SPA 2")
  • ABBV:  Service Planning Area three letter code

GIS Source Information
Database Name: EGIS_BOUNDARIES_ADMIN
Feature Class Name: DPH_SPA_2002
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2002
Accuracy: TIGER
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Douglas Morales
GIS Coordinator/Epidemiologist
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
313 N. Figueroa St.
Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
dmorales@ph.lacounty.gov
(213) 989-7223

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