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.


Total Population 19,725
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,865
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.1%
Median Earnings25+ $71,957
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $80,300
Median Earnings With High School Degree $49,529


Median Family Income $167,750
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 41%
Median Gross Rent $1,865
Median House Value $1


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0.5%
English 12.6%
Irish 17.9%

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
El Segundo 16,839 $103,205
Lawndale 33,155 $50,507
Manhattan Beach 35,534 $177,532
Palos Verdes Estates 13,568 $203,241
Redondo Beach 67,511 $123,561
Torrance 147,181 $94,077
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