Introduction to Culver City, California

Culver City, California, in Los Angeles county, is 4 miles NW of Inglewood, California (center to center) and 9 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is home to the headquarters of National Public Radio and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The weather is pleasant for most of the year. The municipality features attractive neighborhoods and has easy access to the regional network of freeways. It's known for its active artistic community, including theatrical performances, music and dance. Culver City has an ethnically diverse population.

Culver City History

The city was incorporated in 1917. It was named after a man from Milford Nebraska, named Harry H. Culver who initiated the plans for establishing the municipality. The first film studio was established in 1918 and was followed by film studios built by Hal Roach and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM). During the years of the Prohibition "speakeasies" and nightclubs including the prominent Cotton Club filled Washington Boulevard. Over the years, hundreds of films have been made at the Culver City's studios including The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and many other well known movies.

Numerous television shows were also produced in Culver City including Lassie, Batman and the Andy Griffith Show. In 1976 a large portion of the studio property was sold and was redeveloped. The property was converted to the Hayden Industrial Tract, subdivisions and a shopping center. During the 1990s the downtown was extensively renovated. Sony's Columbia Pictures relocated to Culver City, which created a large number of jobs.

Culver City Attractions

  • The Culver City Art District is filled with notable art galleries.
  • St. Augustine Catholic Church.
  • Culver Hotel is a city landmark with its pie-slice shaped building. It's located downtown.
  • Sony Pictures Plaza has a unique appearance.
  • Heritage Fountain located at Culver City Hall.
  • Downtown Culver City is known for outdoor cafes, unique shops and galleries.
  • The Sony Pictures Studios Tour offers a view of the early days of Hollywood and a look at a modern motion picture studio.
  • King Fahd Mosque.
  • Culver City Public Theatre.
  • Kirk Douglas Theater.
  • Culver City Music Festival.
  • Fiesta La Ballona.
  • George Barris Culver City Car Show.
  • Music in the Chambers.
  • California Arts Day.

Culver City Activities

The Pacific Ocean is a short drive away. The municipality includes the Ballona Creek bicycle path and the Culver Boulevard Median bicycle path. The Culver Ice Arena is a popular destination. Nearby Los Angeles offers a variety of activities and entertainment.

Culver City Transportation

The Los Angeles International Airport is nearby. Culver City Bus offers services.

Culver City Higher Education

West Los Angeles College is nearby.


Total Population 39,469
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 21,033
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,172
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,844


Median Family Income $102,115
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%


People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,655
Median House Value $632,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.6%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Culver City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Inglewood, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90230, 90232
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90231, 90233
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.021
Longitude -118.395

Culver City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 67 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Station U C L A
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 66 F
Apr Temp 53 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 77 F
Oct Temp 59 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 57 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 84 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly Hills 34,663 $136,726
El Segundo 16,929 $107,823
Inglewood 111,411 $45,954
Manhattan Beach 35,603 $170,842
Santa Monica 92,169 $115,567
West Hollywood 35,332 $80,325

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Culver City Hospitals

(310) 836-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Culver City High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

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