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Population (year 2000): 137,946. Estimated population in July 2005: 142,384 (+3.2% change)
Males: 67,087 (48.6%), Females: 70,859 (51.4%)

Los Angeles County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $56,489 (year 2000)
Median house value: $320,700 (year 2000)

Torrance, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Torrance:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.4%)
  • Hispanic (12.8%)
  • Japanese (10.1%)
  • Korean (6.9%)
  • Chinese (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.7%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Filipino (2.2%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.8%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.4%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.9%), Italian (5.0%), United States (3.5%), French (2.7%).

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Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 20.5 square miles

Torrance,

For population 25 years and over in Torrance

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Torrance city

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

27.6% Foreign born (18.9% Asia, 4.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,516 (+3.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Beach, CA Long (12.8 miles pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (17.5 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Beach, CA Redondo (2.9 miles CA (3.3 miles Lomita, Carson, CA (3.4 miles West CA (3.7 miles Lawndale, Park, CA (3.9 miles Alondra Hills Estates, CA (4.4 miles Rolling Beach, CA (4.6 miles Hermosa CA (4.7 miles Gardena,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 36 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 1998: 112 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 1999: 110 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2002: 181 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $267,400

Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 118.34 W

Area code: 310


Torrance, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.8%), Manufacturing (17.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.1%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,158 (+23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,319 (30.5%)


 

Crime in Torrance by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 4 2 2 0
    per 100,000 2.2 1.4 2.9 1.4 1.4 0.0
Rapes 23 14 24 23 23 25
    per 100,000 16.7 10.1 17.4 16.7 16.7 18.1
Robberies 188 175 210 211 216 149
    per 100,000 136.3 126.9 152.2 153.0 156.6 108.0
Assaults 229 274 171 248 161 95
    per 100,000 166.0 198.6 124.0 179.8 116.7 68.9
Burglaries 785 686 744 708 785 696
    per 100,000 569.1 497.3 539.3 513.2 569.1 504.5
Thefts 2,636 2,519 2,582 2,712 2,753 2,357
    per 100,000 1910.9 1826.1 1871.7 1966.0 1995.7 1708.6
Auto thefts 747 676 631 637 754 589
    per 100,000 541.5 490.0 457.4 461.8 546.6 427.0
242.5 230.4 229.5 241.5 241.8 191.2


Average climate in Torrance, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Torrance-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the Torrance city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1966, a category 2 tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Michelle Kwan - (born 1980), figure skater, Aaron Holbert - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Jan 9, 1973), Brandon Manumaleuna - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Jan 4, 1980), Chad Morton - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Apr 4, 1977), Chris Demaria - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Sep 28, 1980), Clark Haggans - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Jan 10, 1977), Daniel Graham - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Nov 16, 1978), David Wells - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: May 20, 1963), Denny Hocking - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Apr 2, 1970), John Welbourn - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Mar 30, 1976).


Main business address for: FARMER BROTHERS CO (MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATIONS & KINDRED PRODUCTS), SUMMA INDUSTRIES/ (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC), PC MALL INC (RETAIL-CATALOG & MAIL-ORDER HOUSES), VIRCO MFG CORPORATION (PUBLIC BUILDING AND RELATED FURNITURE), TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), EDELBROCK CORP (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), ENOVA SYSTEMS INC (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), MOTORCAR PARTS AMERICA INC (MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES) and 2 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Torrance:
  • DEL AMO HOSPITAL (3270 W LOMITA BLVD)
  • LAC/HARBOR-UCLA MED CENTER (1000 W CARSON ST)
  • LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL (4101 TORRANCE BLVD)
  • TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (3330 LOMITA BLVD)

Political contributions by individuals in Torrance, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Torrance:
  • LOS ANGELES INTL (about 8 miles; LOS ANGELES, CA; ID: LAX)
  • LONG BEACH /DAUGHERTY FIELD/ (about 14 miles; LONG BEACH, CA; ID: LGB)
  • LOS ALAMITOS AAF (about 21 miles; LOS ALAMITOS, CA; ID: SLI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Torrance:
  • ZAMPERINI FIELD (about 3 miles; TORRANCE, CA; ID: TOA)
  • JACK NORTHROP FIELD/HAWTHORNE MUNICIPAL (about 6 miles; HAWTHORNE, CA; ID: HHR)
  • COMPTON/WOODLEY (about 9 miles; COMPTON, CA; ID: CPM)

Amtrak stations near Torrance:
  • 8 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station. Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 228 $1,907,206 $100,379 0 $0
Transit 132 $613,108 $55,737 0 $0
Local Libraries 51 $242,608 $57,084 57 $53,574
Financial Administration 91 $504,221 $66,490 0 $0
Other Government Administration 122 $756,032 $74,363 7 $715
Judicial and Legal 14 $120,048 $102,898 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 197 $681,420 $41,507 0 $0
Police - Other 92 $400,736 $52,269 30 $28,430
Sewerage 8 $35,577 $53,365 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 93 $394,017 $50,840 340 $238,051
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $22,472 $89,888 9 $1,373
Water Supply 28 $147,189 $63,081 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 36 $150,377 $50,125 0 $0
Airports 12 $52,799 $52,799 0 $0
Streets and Highways 138 $584,726 $50,845 0 $0
Fire - Other 24 $101,572 $50,786 0 $0
Firefighters 153 $1,524,082 $119,535 0 $0
Totals for Government 1422 $8,238,190 $69,520 443 $322,143


Colleges/Universities in Torrance:
  • EL CAMINO COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 12,627; Location: 16007 CRENSHAW BLVD; Public; Website: www.elcamino.cc.ca.us)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 565; Location: 20050 S VERMONT AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ITT-TECH.EDU)
  • HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER (FT enrollment: 18; Location: 1000 W CARSON BOX 27 PO BOX 2910; Public)
  • CENTURY 21-AMBER TESTING CENTER (Location: 23705 CRENSHAW BLVD STE 100; Private, for-profit)
  • AMERICAN SCHOOL (Location: PO BOX 2948; Private, for-profit)
  • NOVAQUEST COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER (Location: 19951 MARINER AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ROLLING HILLS AVIATION (Location: 3115 W AIRPORT DR; Private, for-profit)
  • FLAVIO TORRANCE BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 1978 W CARSON ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BENBOW AVIATION FLIGHT SCHOOL (Location: 3201 AIRPORT DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.benbowaviation.com)
  • ISS TRANSLATORS INC (Location: 3528 TORRANCE BLVD STE 215; Private, for-profit)
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 2355 CRENSHAW BLVD PK DEL AMO BLDG A STE 185; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Torrance:
  • CITY UNIVERSITY-LOS ANGELES (about 5 miles; INGLEWOOD, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (about 5 miles; LOS ANGELES, CA; FT enrollment: 26,718)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE (about 5 miles; NORTHRIDGE, CA; FT enrollment: 23,133)
  • LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WOODLAND HILLS, CA; FT enrollment: 8,497)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-DOMINGUEZ HILLS (about 7 miles; CARSON, CA; FT enrollment: 8,672)
  • LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WILMINGTON, CA; FT enrollment: 4,574)
  • LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE (about 9 miles; LOS ANGELES, CA; FT enrollment: 2,971)
Public high schools in Torrance:
  • TORRANCE HIGH (Students: 2,158; Location: 2200 CARSON ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTH HIGH (Students: 2,157; Location: 3620 W. 182ND ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST HIGH (Students: 2,046; Location: 20401 VICTOR ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH HIGH (Students: 2,014; Location: 4801 PACIFIC COAST HWY.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SHERY (KURT T.) HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 175; Location: 2600 VINE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Torrance:
  • BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,231; Location: 5430 TORRANCE BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • VERMONT AVENUE PRESCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 23325 SO VERMONT AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOUTH BAY LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: PO BOX 3295; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SWITZER CENTER (Students: 55; Location: 1110 SARTORI AVENUE; Grades: 4 - 12)
  • SOUTH BAY HIGH (Students: 45; Location: 4025 W. 226TH ST.; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • SIGMA SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 23800 HAWTHORNE BLVD.; Grades: 6 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Torrance:
  • MEYLER STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,079; Location: 1123 W. 223RD ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • VICTOR ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,069; Location: 4820 SPENCER ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CALLE MAYOR MIDDLE (Students: 885; Location: 4800 CALLE MAYOR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HICKORY ELEMENTARY (Students: 852; Location: 2800 227TH ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HULL (J. H.) MIDDLE (Students: 829; Location: 2080 231ST ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAGRUDER (PHILIP) MIDDLE (Students: 824; Location: 4100 185TH ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MADRONA MIDDLE (Students: 766; Location: 21364 MADRONA AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LYNN (BERT M.) MIDDLE (Students: 744; Location: 5038 HALISON ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CASIMIR MIDDLE (Students: 739; Location: 17220 CASIMIR AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SEASIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 713; Location: 4651 SHARYNNE LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Torrance:
  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE (Students: 563; Location: 3846 REDONDO BEACH BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 4625 GARNET STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NATIVITY SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 2371 W CARSON STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ASCENSION LUTHERAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 17910 SOUTH PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SOUTH BAY JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 210; Location: 4400 DEL AMO BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • HICKORY TREE SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 21720 MADRONA AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • SUIKA EDUCATION INC (Students: 105; Location: 2706 W 182ND ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SCHOOL OF LIFE (Students: 80; Location: 18090 PRAIRIE AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • NORTH TORRANCE PRESCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 2806 W 182ND STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DER KINDER GARDEN (Students: 70; Location: 2700 W REDANDO BEACH BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Torrance:
  • KATY GEISSERT CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,029,976; Location: 3301 TORRANCE BLVD.; 524,277 books; 26,346 audio materials; 9,451 video materials; 1,134 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Torrance: Las Canchas Raquet Club (A), South Bay Industrial Park (B), Del Amo Fashion Center (C), Del Amo Financial Center (D), North Torrance Branch Torrance Public Library (E), Torrance City Hall (F), Torrance Cultural Arts Center (G), Torrance Public Library (H), El Retiro Branch Torrance Public Library (I), Southeast Branch Torrance Public Library (J), Walteria Branch Torrance Public Library (K), Isabel Henderson Branch Torrance Public Library (L).

Shopping Centers: Airport Plaza Shopping Center (1), Rolling Hills Plaza Shopping Center (2), Plaza Del Amo Shopping Center (3), Village Del Amo Shopping Center (4), Pacific Plaza Shopping Center (5), Torrance Promenade Shopping Center (6), North Torrance Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Torrance include: Walteria United Methodist Church (A), South Bay Church of God (B), First Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Nativity Catholic Church (E), Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church (F), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (G), Riviera Methodist Church (H).

Reservoir: Dominguez Reservoir (A).

Parks in Torrance include: Alta Loma Park (1), F E Hopkins Wilderness Park (2), Delthorne Park (3), Hickory Park (4), Los Arboles Park (5), Paradise Park (6), Sunnyglen Park (7), Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve (8), Walteria Park (9).

Beach: Torrance County Beach (A).


Torrance compared to California state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Torrance:
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFOX (1650 AM; 10 kW; TORRANCE, CA; Owner: CHAGAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Torrance:
  • KZAB (93.5 FM; REDONDO BEACH, CA; Owner: KZAB LICENSING, INC.)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Torrance:
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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