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Overview

Introduction to Torrance, California

Torrance, California is located in Los Angeles County, 25 minutes southwest of Los Angeles. Torrance is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.

Torrance experiences the famous Southern California weather. Temperatures are pleasant year-round, with summer average daily temperatures in the 70s and winter temperatures in the 60s.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population147,307
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+70,015
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.1%
Median Earnings25+$52,112
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,967
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,569

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,314
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,512
Median House Value$652,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.1%
German9.2%
Irish7.9%
English6.2%
Italian4.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish2.1%
Arab1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Russian1%
Egyptian0.8%
Iranian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Greek0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
African0.3%
US/American0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
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Torrance Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90501, 90502, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90506
P.O. Box Zip Codes90507, 90508, 90509, 90510
Phone Area Codes310,424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.83
Approximate Longitude-118.31

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)

StationTORRANCE
Distance2.5 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
Distance11 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
Distance12.2 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
Lawndale33,161$51,967
Lomita20,652$71,626
Palos Verdes Estates13,582$215,369
Redondo Beach67,664$124,793
Rolling Hills Estates8,206$156,771

Torrance Public Libraries

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

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Torrance Hospitals

Del Amo Hospital
(Proprietary)
23700 Camino Del Sol
Lac/harbor-ucla Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1000 West Carson Street
Star View Adolescent - P H F
(Proprietary)
4025 West 226 Street
Providence Little Company Of Mary Transitional Care Center
(Non-profit)
4320 Maricopa Street
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3330 West Lomita Boulevard
Providence Little Company Of Mary Mc - Torrance
(Non-profit)
4101 Torrance Boulevard

Torrance Public Schools

Gene Drevno Community Day
2291 W. Washington Ave.
ZIP: 90501
High
Total Enrollment 21
Halldale Elementary
21514 Halldale Ave.
ZIP: 90501
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Howard Wood Elementary
2250 W. 235th St.
ZIP: 90501
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
J. H. Hull Middle
2080 W. 231st St.
ZIP: 90501
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
John Adams Elementary
2121 238th St
ZIP: 90501
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Shery (kurt T.) High (continuation)
2600 Vine St.
ZIP: 90501
High
Total Enrollment 148
Southern California Roc
2300 Crenshaw Blvd.
ZIP: 90501
High
Torrance Elementary
2125 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 90501
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Torrance High
2200 Carson St.
ZIP: 90501
High
Total Enrollment 2113
Meyler Street Elementary
1123 W. 223rd St.
ZIP: 90502
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Van Deene Avenue Elementary
826 W. Javelin St.
ZIP: 90502
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Anza Elementary
21400 Ellinwood Dr.
ZIP: 90503
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Bert M. Lynn Middle
5038 Halison St.
ZIP: 90503
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Fern Elementary
1314 Fern Ave.
ZIP: 90503
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Jefferson Middle
21717 Talisman St.
ZIP: 90503
Middle
Total Enrollment 585
Madrona Middle
21364 Madrona Ave.
ZIP: 90503
Middle
Total Enrollment 690
Towers Elementary
5600 Towers St.
ZIP: 90503
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Victor Elementary
4820 Spencer St.
ZIP: 90503
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
West High
20401 Victor St.
ZIP: 90503
High
Total Enrollment 2088
Arlington Elementary
17800 Van Ness Ave.
ZIP: 90504
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Casimir Middle
17220 Casimir Ave.
ZIP: 90504
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
Edison Elementary
3800 182nd St
ZIP: 90504
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Evelyn Carr Elementary
3404 W. 168th St.
ZIP: 90504
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Lincoln Elementary
2418 W. 166th St.
ZIP: 90504
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
North High
3620 W. 182nd St.
ZIP: 90504
High
Total Enrollment 1956
Philip Magruder Middle
4100 W. 185th St.
ZIP: 90504
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
Yukon Elementary
17815 Yukon Ave.
ZIP: 90504
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Calle Mayor Middle
4800 Calle Mayor
ZIP: 90505
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Edward J. Richardson Middle
23751 Nancy Lee Ln.
ZIP: 90505
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
Hickory Elementary
2800 W. 227th St.
ZIP: 90505
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Joseph Arnold Elementary
4100 227th St.
ZIP: 90505
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Launch Preschool
4000 W. 227th St.
ZIP: 90505
Riviera Elementary
365 Paseo De Arena
ZIP: 90505
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Seaside Elementary
4651 Sharynne Ln.
ZIP: 90505
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
South High
4801 Pacific Coast Hwy.
ZIP: 90505
High
Total Enrollment 2132
Walteria Elementary
24456 Madison St.
ZIP: 90505
Primary
Total Enrollment 657

Torrance Private Schools

Childrens Place
1215 Crenshaw Blvd
ZIP: 90501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Nativity School
2371 W Carson St
ZIP: 90501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 239
Pacific Lutheran High School
2150 Sepulveda Blvd
ZIP: 90501
Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Switzer Learning Center
2201 Amapola Ct
ZIP: 90501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 82
The Chldren's Place
1625 Crenshaw Blvd
ZIP: 90501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Torrance Montessori School
2747 Cabrillo Ave
ZIP: 90501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Freeman Enrichment Center
19401 South Vermont Avenue #e100
ZIP: 90502
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Harbor Ucla Children Center
975 W Carson St
ZIP: 90502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Zion Lutheran School
1001 W 223rd St
ZIP: 90502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Bishop Montgomery High School
5430 Torrance Blvd
ZIP: 90503
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1035
First Lutheran School
2900 W Carson St
ZIP: 90503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 380
Hickory Tree School
21720 Madrona Ave
ZIP: 90503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
South Bay Junior Academy
4400 Del Amo Blvd
ZIP: 90503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 203
St James Elementary School
4625 Garnet St
ZIP: 90503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 327
Abc Playhouse
18213 Prairie Ave
ZIP: 90504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Ascension Lutheran School
17910 Prairie Ave
ZIP: 90504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
Crenshaw Children's Center
18909 Crenshaw Blvd
ZIP: 90504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St Catherine Laboure School
3846 Redondo Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 400
Bread Of Life Church Kindergarten
2780 Lomita Blvd
ZIP: 90505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Center For Learning Unlimited
2785 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste G
ZIP: 90505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
Leap & Bound Academy
22410 Palos Verdes Blvd
ZIP: 90505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Los Angeles International School
23800 Hawthorne Blvd
ZIP: 90505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 3
South Bay High School
4025 W 226th St
ZIP: 90505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Sonrise Preschool
18015 Prairie Ave
ZIP: 90804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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