Introduction to El Segundo, California

El Segundo, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles W of Hawthorne, California and 13 miles SW of Los Angeles, California. El Segundo is part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area.

El Segundo History

The El Segundo area was initially a part of Rancho San Pedro. It later came to be known as El Rancho Sausal Redondo, or the "Round Willow Patch Ranch." The place got its current name in 1911, when it was the site of the 'el segundo' or 'the second' Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast. The oil refinery remains to date, the most prominent feature of the city. El Segundo was officially incorporated on January 18, 1917.

El Segundo and nearby Attractions

  • El Segundo Public Library.
  • El Segundo City Hall.
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses.
  • El Segundo Golf Course.
  • Acacia Park.

Things To Do In El Segundo

The beautiful city of El Segundo has a number of memorial halls and public libraries that bear witness to its rich and varied cultural history. Quaint churches line the streets of this city and one can visit any of these to spend some quiet and peaceful time in the midst of a busy life. The city has a very warm atmosphere, and the numerous parks around the city reverberate with the shouts and cries of children. Parks like the Sycamore Park, the Holly Valley Park, and the Candy Cane Park are ideal for family picnics and provide entertainment facilities for all. There is also a huge golf course that one can go to for a game with friends.

El Segundo City Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport serves the area.

El Segundo Higher Education

West Los Angeles College is the local college.


Total Population 16,929
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 9,209
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $107,823
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,575
Median House Value $784,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.5%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.3%
Irish 13.1%

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

El Segundo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Hawthorne, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90245
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.919
Longitude -118.415

El Segundo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 66 F
Apr Temp 54 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 75 F
Oct Temp 59 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Distance 5.6 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
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gardena 59,931 $53,417
Hawthorne 86,564 $49,040
Hermosa Beach 19,747 $170,747
Inglewood 111,411 $45,954
Lawndale 33,231 $48,639
Manhattan Beach 35,603 $170,842

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

El Segundo Public Libraries

El Segundo Public Library
El Segundo, California
(310) 524-2722
Library Web Site

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El Segundo High Schools

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640 MAIN ST.
Serves 1,106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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Serves 40 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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