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Overview

Introduction to Culver City, California

Culver City, California, in Los Angeles county, is 4 miles NW of Inglewood, California (center to center) and 9 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is home to the headquarters of National Public Radio and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The weather is pleasant for most of the year. The municipality features attractive neighborhoods and has easy access to the regional network of freeways. It's known for its active artistic community, including theatrical performances, music and dance. Culver City has an ethnically diverse population.

Culver City History

The city was incorporated in 1917. It was named after a man from Milford Nebraska, named Harry H. Culver who initiated the plans for establishing the municipality. The first film studio was established in 1918 and was followed by film studios built by Hal Roach and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM). During the years of the Prohibition "speakeasies" and nightclubs including the prominent Cotton Club filled Washington Boulevard. Over the years, hundreds of films have been made at the Culver City's studios including The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and many other well known movies.

Numerous television shows were also produced in Culver City including Lassie, Batman and the Andy Griffith Show. In 1976 a large portion of the studio property was sold and was redeveloped. The property was converted to the Hayden Industrial Tract, subdivisions and a shopping center. During the 1990s the downtown was extensively renovated. Sony's Columbia Pictures relocated to Culver City, which created a large number of jobs.

Culver City Attractions

  • The Culver City Art District is filled with notable art galleries.
  • St. Augustine Catholic Church.
  • Culver Hotel is a city landmark with its pie-slice shaped building. It's located downtown.
  • Sony Pictures Plaza has a unique appearance.
  • Heritage Fountain located at Culver City Hall.
  • Downtown Culver City is known for outdoor cafes, unique shops and galleries.
  • The Sony Pictures Studios Tour offers a view of the early days of Hollywood and a look at a modern motion picture studio.
  • King Fahd Mosque.
  • Culver City Public Theatre.
  • Kirk Douglas Theater.
  • Culver City Music Festival.
  • Fiesta La Ballona.
  • George Barris Culver City Car Show.
  • Music in the Chambers.
  • California Arts Day.

Culver City Activities

The Pacific Ocean is a short drive away. The municipality includes the Ballona Creek bicycle path and the Culver Boulevard Median bicycle path. The Culver Ice Arena is a popular destination. Nearby Los Angeles offers a variety of activities and entertainment.

Culver City Transportation

The Los Angeles International Airport is nearby. Culver City Bus offers services.

Culver City Higher Education

West Los Angeles College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,395
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+21,532
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$52,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,602
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,596

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,787
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,678
Median House Value$675,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.5%
German7.9%
English6.4%
Irish6.2%
Italian5.5%
Russian3.4%
Polish2.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
African1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.2%
Iranian1%
Arab0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
South African0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Basque0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Culver City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90232, 90230
P.O. Box Zip Codes90231, 90233
Phone Area Codes310, 323, 424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.99
Approximate Longitude-118.39

Culver City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCULVER CITY
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
StationU C L A
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 77 F
Oct Temp59 to 75 F
Annual Precip18.6 inches
StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills34,627$141,721
El Segundo16,901$111,362
Inglewood111,012$48,391
Manhattan Beach35,573$176,439
Santa Monica92,247$117,297
West Hollywood35,661$92,867

Culver City Hospitals

Southern California Hospital At Culver City
3828 Delmas Terrace

Culver City Public Schools

Braddock Drive Elementary
4711 Inglewood Blvd.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Culver City High
4401 Elenda St.
ZIP: 90230
High
Total Enrollment 2092
Culver City Middle
4601 Elenda St.
ZIP: 90230
Middle
Total Enrollment 1521
Culver City Unified School District Iacademy
4601 Elenda St., Cp Annex
ZIP: 90230
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Culver Park High
4601 Elenda St.
ZIP: 90230
High
Total Enrollment 33
El Marino Elementary
11450 Port Rd.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
El Rincon Elementary
11177 Overland Ave.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Farragut Elementary
10820 Farragut Dr.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Playa Del Rey Elementary
12221 Juniette St.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Stoner Avenue Elementary
11735 Braddock Dr.
ZIP: 90230
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
La Ballona Elementary
10915 Washington Blvd.
ZIP: 90232
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Linwood E. Howe Elementary
4100 Irving Pl.
ZIP: 90232
Primary
Total Enrollment 527

Culver City Private Schools

Kayne Ersa Center
5350 Machado Ln
ZIP: 90230
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 219
Montessori Academy Of Culver City
5881 Green Valley Cir
ZIP: 90230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Pacifica Montessori School
6585 Green Valley Cir
ZIP: 90230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
Echo Horizon School
3430 Mcmanus Ave
ZIP: 90232
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
Park Century School
3939 Landmark St
ZIP: 90232
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
St Augustine Elementary School
3819 Clarington Ave
ZIP: 90232
Elementary
Total Enrollment 252
Star Prep Academy
10101 Jefferson Blvd
ZIP: 90232
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera St
ZIP: 90232
Elementary
Total Enrollment 438
Turning Point School
8780 National Blvd
ZIP: 90232
Elementary
Total Enrollment 282
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