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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,726
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+11,431
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher73.5%
Median Earnings25+$82,318
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,771

Wealth

Median Family Income$183,097
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,963
Median House Value$1,166,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish15.5%
English11.7%
Italian8.8%
Polish5.9%
Scottish3.9%
Russian3.5%
French Except Basque2.6%
Swedish2%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Czech1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Basque0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
German0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
African0.1%
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Hermosa Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90254
Phone Area Codes310,424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.86
Approximate Longitude-118.39

Hermosa Beach 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
Distance4.9 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
StationTORRANCE
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 78 F
Oct Temp57 to 75 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance9.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
El Segundo16,901$111,362
Lawndale33,161$51,967
Manhattan Beach35,573$176,439
Palos Verdes Estates13,582$215,369
Redondo Beach67,664$124,793
Torrance147,307$97,314

Hermosa Beach Public Schools

Hermosa Valley Elementary
1645 Valley Dr.
ZIP: 90254
Primary
Total Enrollment 991
Hermosa View Elementary
1800 Prospect Ave.
ZIP: 90254
Primary
Total Enrollment 485

Hermosa Beach Private Schools

Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
340 Massey St
ZIP: 90254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
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