Hermosa Beach, California

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Hermosa Beach, California

Introduction to Hermosa Beach, California

Hermosa Beach, California, in Los Angeles County, is 1 miles NW of Redondo Beach, California (center to center) and 13 miles NW of Long Beach, California. Part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Hermosa Beach is home to some 18,566 residents.

Hermosa Beach History

The city of Hermosa Beach was a part of the 1784 Spanish land grant of Rancho San Pedro. The land was bought from A. E. Pomroy in 1900. At that time Pomroy owned the greater part of Rancho Sausal Redondo. On December 24, 1906, the first city election was held. The city was incorporated soon after on January 14, 1907.

Hermosa Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Noble Park
  • Paradise Cove
  • El Matador
  • Skateboard Park
  • Venice Beach

Things To Do In Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is one of the three beach cities of Southern California. The city offers a large number of water sports, several beautiful parks, playgrounds, hockey, baseball, tennis and basketball courts and a skateboarding park. You can also enjoy bowling clubs, restaurants and bars in the city.

Hermosa Beach Transportation

The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport.

Hermosa Beach Higher Education

City University Los Angeles serves the area.

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High Points

Hermosa Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hermosa Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hermosa Beach Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hermosa Beach College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hermosa Beach Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hermosa Beach Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hermosa Beach People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hermosa Beach, California

Comparing Hermosa Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Age of the Population 3 5
Senior Citizens 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 3
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 6
Low Violent Crime 4 6

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Hermosa Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Redondo Beach, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90254
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.862
Longitude -118.398

Hermosa Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.9 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 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 78 F
Oct Temp 57 to 75 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Distance 9.6 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
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Hermosa Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,566 100%
Male 9,846 53%
Female 8,720 47%
Under 18 2,227 12%
18+ 16,339 88%
65+ 1,268 6.8%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 2.65
White 16,632 89.6%
African-American 150 0.8%
Asian 817 4.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 74 0.4%
Other 312 1.7%
Mixed Race 540 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,253 6.7%

Estimated Hermosa Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,500
Growth 934
Growth % 5%

Hermosa Beach Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
German 14.6%
Irish 11.9%
English 11.1%
Italian 8.1%
Russian 3.7%
US/American 3.2%
Polish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Norwegian 2.1%
European 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Hungarian 1.1%
Greek 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
British 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
African 0.2%
South African 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hermosa Beach 18,566 $104,645
El Segundo 16,033 $74,007
Lawndale 31,711 $37,909
Manhattan Beach 33,852 $122,686
Palos Verdes Estates 13,340 $133,563
Redondo Beach 63,261 $80,543
Torrance 137,946 $67,098

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Hermosa & 13th, Hermosa Beach
1303 Hermosa Avenue
1100 Pacific Coast Highway
Vons-Hermosa Beach
715 Pier Ave
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Redondo Beach, California 90   33.1% 8.5% 48% 30 $80,543 5.7% 21.4% 63,261 5.9% 27.4 0.6% 2.9
2. South Pasadena, California 88.2   34.9% 11.4% 56.1% 28 $72,039 4.8% 39.7% 24,292 6.1% 23.4 0.4% 2.1
3. Edgewater, New Jersey 85.2   39.2% 8.9% 51.4% 38 $72,692 5.6% 32.9% 7,677 8.6% 20.5 0.5% 1.8
4. Fairfax, California 84.8   31.1% 9.5% 48.8% 39 $68,308 5.2% 8.6% 7,319 6.5% 16.4 0.8% 1.9
5. Neptune Beach, Florida 82.6   31% 12.1% 40.3% 29 $65,684 4.3% 3.9% 7,270 2.5% 37 1.5% 2.5
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