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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,652
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+10,688
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,664
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,626
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,282
Median House Value$532,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.4%
German11.7%
Irish9.7%
Italian6.4%
English6%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish1.8%
Norwegian1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
West Indian1%
Greek0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Czech0.7%
Arab0.7%
Belizean0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Lomita Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90717
Phone Area Codes310,424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.79
Approximate Longitude-118.31

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)

StationTORRANCE
Distance1.2 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
StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance15.5 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
Carson92,780$79,282
Palos Verdes Estates13,582$215,369
Rancho Palos Verdes42,412$143,158
Rolling Hills1,760$228,750
Rolling Hills Estates8,206$156,771
Torrance147,307$97,314

Lomita Public Schools

Alexander Fleming Middle
25425 Walnut St.
ZIP: 90717
Middle
Total Enrollment 1508
Eshelman Avenue Elementary
25902 Eshelman Ave.
ZIP: 90717
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Lomita Math/science/technology Magnet
2211 W. 247th St.
ZIP: 90717
Primary
Total Enrollment 944

Lomita Private Schools

Harbor Church Schools
1716 254th St
ZIP: 90717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Maimonides Torah Academy
24412 Narbonne Ave
ZIP: 90717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Nishiyamato Academy Of California
2458 Lomita Blvd
ZIP: 90717
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 106
Pacific Coast Montessori
2342 Pacific Coast Hwy
ZIP: 90717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Seeds Of Joy Village
2427 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste B
ZIP: 90717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Margaret Mary School
25515 Eshelman Ave
ZIP: 90717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 308
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