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Overview

Introduction to El Segundo, California

El Segundo, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles W of Hawthorne, California and 13 miles SW of Los Angeles, California. El Segundo is part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area.

El Segundo History

The El Segundo area was initially a part of Rancho San Pedro. It later came to be known as El Rancho Sausal Redondo, or the "Round Willow Patch Ranch." The place got its current name in 1911, when it was the site of the 'el segundo' or 'the second' Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast. The oil refinery remains to date, the most prominent feature of the city. El Segundo was officially incorporated on January 18, 1917.

El Segundo and nearby Attractions

  • El Segundo Public Library.
  • El Segundo City Hall.
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses.
  • El Segundo Golf Course.
  • Acacia Park.

Things To Do In El Segundo

The beautiful city of El Segundo has a number of memorial halls and public libraries that bear witness to its rich and varied cultural history. Quaint churches line the streets of this city and one can visit any of these to spend some quiet and peaceful time in the midst of a busy life. The city has a very warm atmosphere, and the numerous parks around the city reverberate with the shouts and cries of children. Parks like the Sycamore Park, the Holly Valley Park, and the Candy Cane Park are ideal for family picnics and provide entertainment facilities for all. There is also a huge golf course that one can go to for a game with friends.

El Segundo City Transportation

Los Angeles International Airport serves the area.

El Segundo Higher Education

West Los Angeles College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,901
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+9,058
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.5%
Median Earnings25+$65,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,656
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,688

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,362
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$1,638
Median House Value$828,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
German18.8%
Irish14.3%
English12.9%
Italian5.9%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish3.2%
Scottish3%
Norwegian2.1%
Russian1.5%
Arab1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Belizean0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Palestinian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Iranian0.4%
African0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Austrian0.3%
New Zealand0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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El Segundo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90245
Phone Area Codes310,424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.91
Approximate Longitude-118.4

El Segundo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOS ANGELES INTL AP
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 75 F
Oct Temp59 to 74 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance5.6 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
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gardena59,898$57,728
Hawthorne86,938$49,339
Hermosa Beach19,726$183,097
Inglewood111,012$48,391
Lawndale33,161$51,967
Manhattan Beach35,573$176,439

El Segundo Public Libraries

El Segundo Public Library
111 W. MARIPOSA AVE.
El Segundo, California
(310) 524-2722

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El Segundo Public Schools

Arena High (continuation)
630 Arena St.
ZIP: 90245
High
Total Enrollment 30
California Pacific Charter School Of Kern
840 Apollo St., Ste. 222
ZIP: 90245
Center Street Elementary
700 Center St.
ZIP: 90245
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
El Segundo High
640 Main St.
ZIP: 90245
High
Total Enrollment 1269
El Segundo Middle
332 Center St.
ZIP: 90245
Middle
Total Enrollment 817
Richmond Street Elementary
615 Richmond St.
ZIP: 90245
Primary
Total Enrollment 591

El Segundo Private Schools

St Anthony Elementary School
233 Lomita St
ZIP: 90245
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
Vistamar School
737 Hawaii St
ZIP: 90245
Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
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