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Overview

Introduction to Torrance, California

Torrance, California is a city of slightly over 140,000 residents. It is located in Los Angeles County, twenty-five minutes southwest of Los Angeles. Torrance is part of the Los Angeles'Long Beach'Santa Ana metropolitan area, which is the second largest in the United States with a population of over 12.9 million people.

Torrance is close to Los Angeles, which was ranked among the thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004.

Torrance experiences the famous Southern California weather. Temperatures are pleasant year-round, with summer average daily temperatures in the high seventies (degrees Fahrenheit) and winter temperatures in the high sixties (degrees Fahrenheit).

Torrance Arts and Entertainment

Torrance, California provides easy access to all of the arts, cultural, and entertainment offerings of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. In addition, some of Torrance's more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:

  • The Del Amo Fashion Center, one of the largest malls in the United States
  • The Torrance Art Museum
  • Torrance Beach
  • The Torrance Civic Chorale
  • The Torrance Cultural Arts Center
  • Torrance High School whose facade was used in the television programs Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Torrance Theatre Company

For the sports enthusiast, the Los Angeles Area is home to the Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, the National Hockey League's (NHL) LA Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. College football's Rose Bowl is also played in nearby Pasadena.

Los Angeles County is one of the few areas of the United States where an individual can go to the beach in the morning, and skiing or snow boarding in nearby mountains in the afternoon.

People

Total Population 147,181
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 71,362
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.3%
Median Earnings25+ $50,671
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,332

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,077
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,466
Median House Value $622,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 7.4%
Irish 8.5%

Torrance Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Long Beach, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90501, 90502, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90506
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90507, 90508, 90509, 90510
Phone Area Codes 310
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.835
Longitude -118.339

Torrance 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 2.5 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 11 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 12.2 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 92,475 $76,997
Lawndale 33,155 $50,507
Lomita 20,539 $66,541
Palos Verdes Estates 13,568 $203,241
Redondo Beach 67,511 $123,561
Rolling Hills Estates 8,184 $154,043

Torrance Public Libraries

Library
Torrance Public Library
3301 TORRANCE BLVD.
Torrance, California
(310) 618-5950
Library Web Site

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Torrance Hospitals

LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
4101 TORRANCE BLVD
(310) 540-7676
Emergency Service: Yes

TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
3330 LOMITA BLVD
(310) 325-9110
Emergency Service: Yes

LAC/HARBOR-UCLA MED CENTER
(Government - Local)
1000 W CARSON ST
(310) 222-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Torrance High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

TORRANCE HIGH
2200 CARSON ST.
310-533-4396
Serves 2,158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

NORTH HIGH
3620 W. 182ND ST.
310-533-4412
Serves 2,157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

WEST HIGH
20401 VICTOR ST.
310-533-4299
Serves 2,046 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

SOUTH HIGH
4801 PACIFIC COAST HWY.
310-533-4352
Serves 2,014 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

SHERY (KURT T.) HIGH (CONT.)
2600 VINE AVE.
310-533-4440
A Non-traditional School
Serves 175 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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