dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Lomita, California

Lomita, California, in Los Angeles County, is 3 miles SW of Carson, California (center to center) and 7 miles W of Long Beach, California. The city is included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area. 

Lomita History

The word 'Lomita' is Spanish and translates into 'little knoll'. The area was a part of the Rancho San Pedro land grant that was given to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 by Spanish King Carlos III. The ranchos flourished till the 1860s, after which they started declining due to a series of natural disasters. Lomita started developing rapidly after oil was discovered in the area in 1923. It was incorporated as a city in 1964.

Lomita and Nearby Attractions

  • Lomita Railroad Museum.
  • Hollywood Fantasy Tours.
  • Torrance Art Center.
  • Malaga Cove Ranch Market.
  • Hye Art Gallery.

Things To Do In Lomita

The Lomita Railroad Museum allows the visitors to learn about the fascinating history of steam engines in railroading. The city also has several parks which are designed for a variety of activities. There is a Parks and Recreation Department that regularly arranges a variety of events and activities around the year. The city also has various appealing art galleries.

Lomita Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport is a short drive away.

Lomita Higher Education

The City University-Los Angeles provides facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 20,622
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 10,725
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $37,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,945
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,267

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,774
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,276
Median House Value $484,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 6%
Irish 9%

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

Lomita Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Carson, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles W of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90717
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.792
Longitude -118.314

Lomita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station TORRANCE
Distance 1.2 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
Station LONG BEACH AP
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station CULVER CITY
Distance 15.5 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
Carson 92,691 $79,375
Palos Verdes Estates 13,614 $206,083
Rancho Palos Verdes 42,464 $138,652
Rolling Hills 1,820 $222,115
Rolling Hills Estates 8,188 $157,784
Torrance 147,589 $94,806

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

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • AA/Early Childhood Education
  • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration
  • BA/Education Studies
  • You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs
  • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinary Technology - Associates
  • Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
  • Higher Education (EDD)
  • Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

Programs
  • Cat Training
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
  • At Animal Behavior College (ABC), we're dedicated to helping animal lovers pursue animal careers.

Additional Details
Lomita Colleges
Lomita colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Lomita

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Lomita Government Officials


Are you an official in the Lomita government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top