Torrance, California

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Population in 2017: 146,758 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 71,320  (48.6%)
Females: 75,438  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 90503, 90505.

Torrance Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $88,860 (it was $56,489 in 2000)
Torrance:

$88,860
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,098 (it was $28,144 in 2000)

Torrance city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $760,300 (it was $308,600 in 2000)
Torrance:

$760,300
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $804,286; detached houses: $860,525; townhouses or other attached units: $590,335; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $805,366; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $533,367; mobile homes: $161,164

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,672.

March 2019 cost of living index in Torrance: 143.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.8% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for American Indian residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Torrance, CA (2017)
    • 56,53338.5%Asian alone
    • 50,50334.4%White alone
    • 27,31018.6%Hispanic
    • 7,5345.1%Two or more races
    • 3,7622.6%Black alone
    • 6480.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2820.2%American Indian alone
    • 1730.1%Other race alone

Races in Torrance detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 148 registered sex offenders living in Torrance, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Torrance is 994 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Torrance by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(0.7)
1
(0.7)
2
(1.4)
2
(1.4)
1
(0.7)
4
(2.8)
2
(1.4)
4
(2.7)
1
(0.7)
2
(1.4)
2
(1.3)
1
(0.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(13.9)
18
(12.5)
21
(14.7)
21
(14.8)
25
(17.7)
19
(13.5)
17
(11.6)
17
(11.5)
16
(10.8)
18
(12.2)
34
(22.8)
28
(18.8)
36
(24.4)
35
(23.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
211
(146.7)
203
(141.3)
213
(149.0)
175
(123.4)
139
(98.5)
152
(108.3)
91
(61.8)
92
(62.2)
76
(51.5)
73
(49.3)
85
(57.0)
119
(79.8)
116
(78.7)
107
(72.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
88
(61.2)
132
(91.9)
107
(74.8)
108
(76.2)
94
(66.6)
115
(81.9)
75
(51.0)
77
(52.1)
94
(63.7)
62
(41.9)
93
(62.3)
110
(73.8)
115
(78.0)
123
(83.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
641
(445.8)
666
(463.6)
476
(332.9)
509
(358.9)
442
(313.2)
516
(367.5)
509
(345.9)
529
(357.8)
591
(400.6)
582
(393.3)
540
(361.8)
458
(307.2)
557
(377.7)
468
(318.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,144
(1,491)
1,998
(1,391)
2,250
(1,574)
2,109
(1,487)
2,034
(1,441)
2,008
(1,430)
1,957
(1,330)
1,823
(1,233)
1,833
(1,242)
1,784
(1,206)
2,024
(1,356)
2,326
(1,560)
2,213
(1,501)
1,951
(1,327)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
505
(351.2)
507
(352.9)
461
(322.4)
453
(319.4)
398
(282.1)
335
(238.6)
301
(204.6)
338
(228.6)
362
(245.4)
257
(173.7)
317
(212.4)
437
(293.1)
436
(295.6)
283
(192.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(16.7)
46
(32.0)
16
(11.2)
19
(13.4)
11
(7.8)
21
(15.0)
11
(7.5)
5
(3.4)
6
(4.1)
4
(2.7)
4
(2.7)
5
(3.4)
12
(8.1)
9
(6.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)187.7188.5186.3177.1160.6167.4134.5136.3135.6125.3147.0162.4168.8151.1

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City-data.com crime index in Torrance, CA

Crime rate in Torrance detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 316 (212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (3.6%), German (3.5%), Irish (2.8%), English (2.4%), Italian (2.0%), European (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 20.5 square miles.

Population density: 7,145 people per square mile   (high).

Torrance, California map

43,752 residents are foreign born (17.6% Asia, 5.1% Latin America).

This city:

29.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,589 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,161 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Long Beach, CA (10.7 miles , pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (17.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Redondo Beach, CA (1.6 miles ),
West Carson, CA (1.7 miles ),
Lomita, CA (1.8 miles ),
Lawndale, CA (1.9 miles ),
Alondra Park, CA (2.0 miles ),
Hermosa Beach, CA (2.0 miles ),
South Bay Cities, CA (2.1 miles ),
Rolling Hills Estates, CA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 118.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +37,530 (+25.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 21,466 (30.8%)

Area code: 310

Distribution of median household income in Torrance, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Torrance, CA in 2017

Property values in Torrance, CA

Torrance satellite photo by USGS

Torrance tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Torrance, CA
Historical housing units in Torrance, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +4,516 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Torrance, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Torrance, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.3%)
  • Engineers (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
  • Top executives (2.7%)
  • Registered nurses (2.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Computer specialists (8.8%)
  • Engineers (5.1%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.6%)

Average climate in Torrance, California

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Torrance, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.380. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.380
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.612. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.612
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00829. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00829
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Torrance-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 701% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Torrance center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 106.5 miles away from Torrance center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from Torrance center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from Torrance center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (52) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Torrance topographic map

Main business address for: FARMER BROTHERS CO (MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATIONS & KINDRED PRODUCTS), SUMMA INDUSTRIES/ (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC), PC MALL INC (RETAIL-CATALOG & MAIL-ORDER HOUSES), VIRCO MFG CORPORATION (PUBLIC BUILDING AND RELATED FURNITURE), TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), EDELBROCK CORP (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), ENOVA SYSTEMS INC (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), MOTORCAR PARTS AMERICA INC (MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES) and 2 other public companies.

Hospitals in Torrance:

  • DEL AMO HOSPITAL (3270 W LOMITA BLVD)
  • HARBOR UCLA MEDICAL FOUNDATION INC (21840 S NORMANDIE)
  • LAC/HARBOR-UCLA MED CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1000 W CARSON ST)
  • MILESTONE HOSPICE, INC (1500 CRENSHAW BLVD SUITE 200)
  • PECK HOUSE (2630 DALEMEAD STREET)
  • PEREGRINE HOSPICE, INC (3440 W CARSON STREET SUITE 301)
  • PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MED CTR TORRANCE (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 4101 TORRANCE BLVD)
  • SUNCREST HOSPITAL OF SOUTH BAY (4025 W 226TH ST)
  • TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 3330 LOMITA BLVD)
  • TRINITYCARE HOSPICE (2601 AIRPORT DR, SUITE 230)
  • UNITED LIFE HOSPICE INC (20705 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE SUITE 112)

Airports and heliports located in Torrance:

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Amtrak stations near Torrance:

  • 8 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 10 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Torrance:

  • El Camino Community College District (Full-time enrollment: 13,952; Location: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd; Public; Website: www.elcamino.edu)
  • Westwood College-South Bay (Full-time enrollment: 906; Location: 19700 S. Vermont Avenue, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.westwood.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Torrance (Full-time enrollment: 522; Location: 20050 S. Vermont Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Everest College-Torrance (Full-time enrollment: 302; Location: 1231 Cabrillo Ave, Suite 201; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/torrance)
  • Homestead Schools (Full-time enrollment: 210; Location: 23800 Hawthorne Blvd.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.homesteadschools.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Torrance:

  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 5 miles; Wilmington, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,285)
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (about 6 miles; Carson, CA; FT enrollment: 9,862)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (about 7 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 3,247)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 8 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,453)
  • El Camino College-Compton Center (about 9 miles; Compton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,506)
  • Loyola Marymount University (about 11 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 7,720)
  • Long Beach City College (about 12 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 15,602)

Public high schools in Torrance:

  • TORRANCE HIGH (Students: 1,554, Location: 2200 CARSON ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • SHERY (KURT T.) HIGH (CONTINUATION) (Students: 46, Location: 2600 VINE ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • GENE DREVNO COMMUNITY DAY (Students: 11, Location: 2291 W. WASHINGTON AVE., Grades: 7-12)
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROC (Location: 2300 CRENSHAW BLVD., Grades: 10-12)
  • NORTH HIGH (Location: 3620 W. 182ND ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH HIGH (Location: 4801 PACIFIC COAST HWY., Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST HIGH (Location: 20401 VICTOR ST., Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Torrance:

  • BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,035, Location: 5430 TORRANCE BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH BAY JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 203, Location: 4400 DEL AMO BLVD, Grades: KG-10)
  • SWITZER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 82, Location: 2201 AMAPOLA CT, Grades: 5-12)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 70, Location: 2150 SEPULVEDA BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH BAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 52, Location: 4025 W 226TH ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • CENTER FOR LEARNING UNLIMITED (Students: 24, Location: 2785 PACIFIC COAST HWY STE G, Grades: 1-12)
  • FREEMAN ENRICHMENT CENTER (Students: 12, Location: 19401 SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE #E100, Grades: 9-11)
  • LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 3, Location: 23800 HAWTHORNE BLVD, Grades: 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Torrance:

Private elementary/middle schools in Torrance:

  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE SCHOOL (Students: 429, Location: 3846 REDONDO BEACH BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 380, Location: 2900 W CARSON ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 327, Location: 4625 GARNET ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • NATIVITY SCHOOL (Students: 239, Location: 2371 W CARSON ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • HICKORY TREE SCHOOL (Students: 211, Location: 21720 MADRONA AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • ASCENSION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 136, Location: 17910 PRAIRIE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ABC PLAYHOUSE (Students: 93, Location: 18213 PRAIRIE AVE, Grades: PK-1)
  • THE CHLDREN'S PLACE (Students: 13, Location: 1625 CRENSHAW BLVD, Grades: 1-5)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 12, Location: 1001 W 223RD ST, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Torrance

Library in Torrance:

  • TORRANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,007,381; Location: 3301 TORRANCE BLVD.; 536,581 books; 34,420 audio materials; 27,727 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 868 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • biggest private primary/middle schools: First Lutheran School at 390 students
  • Radios: one of the most important and unusual FM radio stations in the Los Angeles area, which has the most powerful transmitter (118,000 watts effective radiated signal power) west of the Mississippi: non-commercial listener-supported Pacifica Foundation station KPFK, 90.7 FM.
  • Zip codes 90506, 90507, 90508, 90509 and 90510 are also Torrance Zip codes

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Torrance: Del Amo Fashion Center (A), South Bay Industrial Park (B), Las Canchas Raquet Club (C), Del Amo Financial Center (D), Walteria Branch Torrance Public Library (E), Torrance Public Library (F), Torrance Cultural Arts Center (G), Torrance City Hall (H), Southeast Branch Torrance Public Library (I), North Torrance Branch Torrance Public Library (J), Isabel Henderson Branch Torrance Public Library (K), El Retiro Branch Torrance Public Library (L), Gerber Ambulance Service (M), Mobile Oil Refinery Fire Department (N), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 6 (O), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 4 (P), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 5 (Q), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 3 (R), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 2 (S), Torrance Fire Department Fire Station 1 Headquarters (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Rolling Hills Plaza Shopping Center (1), Village Del Amo Shopping Center (2), Torrance Promenade Shopping Center (3), Plaza Del Amo Shopping Center (4), Pacific Plaza Shopping Center (5), North Torrance Shopping Center (6), Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center (7), Crossroads Shopping Center (8), Crenshaw Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Torrance include: SUMMA INDUSTRIES/ (A), PC MALL INC (B), VIRCO MFG CORPORATION (C), TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP (D), EDELBROCK CORP (E), MOTORCAR PARTS AMERICA INC (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Torrance include: First Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Nativity Catholic Church (C), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (D), Walteria United Methodist Church (E), Riviera Methodist Church (F), South Bay Church of God (G), Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church (H), Christian United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Dominguez Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Torrance include: Wilson Park (1), El Prado Park (2), Entradero Park (3), Guenser Park (4), McMaster Park (5), Sea-Aire Park (6), Victor Park (7), Walteria Park (8), El Nido Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Torrance County Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Family History Centers-Genealogy Libra (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 22605 Kent Avenue) (1), Calif Looseleaf Search & Seizure Handbook (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 21515 Hawthorne Boulevard) (2), Amf El Dorado Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8731 Lincoln Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Andres Restaurant (21333 Hawthorne Boulevard) (1), A Ramada Limited (3673 Torrance Blvd.) (2), Staybridge Suites (19901 Prairie Ave) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Brian Welch - Musician, Thes One - Rapper, Steve Sarkisian - College football player, Antonio Margarito - Mexican boxer, Michelle Kwan - (born 1980), figure skater, Joe Stevenson - Martial artist, Tony Gonzalez (American football) - College football player, Ted T. Tanouye - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Jonathan Bornstein - Soccer player, Turk Schonert - Football player.

Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Torrance in 2010:

  • 578 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 285 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 86 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Torrance in 2000:

  • 609 people in nursing homes
  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 105 people in other group homes
  • 71 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 71 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 58 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 51 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 50 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with most branches in Torrance (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Torrance-Sartori Branch, Crenshaw And Artesia Branch, South Torrance Branch, Del Amo Center Branch, Crenshaw-Pacific Coast Hwy Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Torrance-Pacific Coast Highway Branc, Torrance - Hawthorne Blvd Branch, Torrance Carson Ralphs Branch, Torrance Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • OneWest Bank, FSB: Del Amo Savings Bank Branch, Torrance Branch, East Torrance Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $26,181.3 mil, Deposits: $15,408.4 mil, headquarters in Pasadena, CA, positive income, 79 total offices
  • Union Bank, National Association: Rolling Hills Branch, South Bay Branch, Torrance Branch. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Hanmi Bank: Torrance-Del Amo Mall Branch at 21838 Hawthorne Boulevard, branch established on 2000/11/06; Torrance-Crenshaw Branch at 2370 Crenshaw Blvd., #h & I, branch established on 2002/10/22. Info updated 2010/04/01: Bank assets: $2,739.6 mil, Deposits: $2,377.7 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Hanmi Financial Corporation
  • BBCN Bank: Torrance Branch at 2742 W. Sepulveda Blvd., branch established on 2001/05/21; Torrance Branch at 3030 West Sepulveda Boulevard, branch established on 1997/06/16. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $5,170.7 mil, Deposits: $3,989.4 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Bbcn Bancorp, Inc.
  • Comerica Bank: Torrance Main Banking Center Branch at 21153 Hawthorne Boulevard, branch established on 1980/06/02; Torrance Towne Center Branch at 2795 Pacific Coast Highway, branch established on 2007/12/07. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • 25 other banks with 28 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Torrance:

Marital status in Torrance, CA
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Torrance:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Torrance
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Torrance:

(Torrance, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Torrance, CA (based on Los Angeles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,542,994275
Evangelical Protestant814,6113,249
Other451,5941,023
Mainline Protestant229,056860
Black Protestant112,338290
Orthodox63,51776
None4,604,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Los Angeles County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Los Angeles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Los Angeles County:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

18.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Torrance:

51.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Torrance:

27.5
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.6%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Torrance:

14.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Torrance:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Torrance:

58.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Torrance:

81.2%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Torrance, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 204$2,732,249$160,7214$16,020
Streets and Highways 144$826,068$68,8392$5,334
Firefighters 141$1,945,310$165,5580$0
Transit 103$685,609$79,87726$106,126
Police - Other 101$677,915$80,54437$40,431
Other and Unallocable 93$563,573$72,71930$31,421
Parks and Recreation 82$487,360$71,321289$282,946
Financial Administration 77$644,793$100,4877$17,748
Housing and Community Development (Local) 59$473,016$96,2074$13,018
Other Government Administration 41$301,123$88,1349$28,183
Local Libraries 37$278,296$90,25865$97,989
Water Supply 29$207,791$85,9824$8,346
Solid Waste Management 18$174,774$116,5160$0
Fire - Other 16$109,091$81,8185$12,143
Judicial and Legal 12$140,968$140,9680$0
Airports 8$45,909$68,8640$0
Totals for Government 1,165$10,293,845$106,031482$659,705

Torrance government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,793,000 ($114.43)
    Transit Utilities: $16,143,000 ($110.00)
    Water Utilities: $2,251,000 ($15.34)
    Air Transportation: $1,254,000 ($8.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $630,000 ($4.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $589,000 ($4.01)
    Sewerage: $399,000 ($2.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000 ($1.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $248,000 ($1.69)
    Police Protection: $224,000 ($1.53)
    Central Staff Services: $209,000 ($1.42)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $73,118,000 ($498.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,743,000 ($209.48)
    Water Utilities: $29,889,000 ($203.66)
    Central Staff Services: $25,307,000 ($172.44)
    Transit Utilities: $21,174,000 ($144.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,748,000 ($120.93)
    Regular Highways: $16,292,000 ($111.01)
    Health - Other: $11,537,000 ($78.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,094,000 ($68.78)
    Libraries: $7,081,000 ($48.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,381,000 ($43.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,574,000 ($31.17)
    Sewerage: $4,257,000 ($29.01)
    Financial Administration: $3,936,000 ($26.82)
    Air Transportation: $2,139,000 ($14.58)
    General - Other: $2,082,000 ($14.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,921,000 ($13.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,334,000 ($15.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $4,674,000 ($31.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,467,000 ($16.81)
    General - Other: $1,311,000 ($8.93)

Torrance government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $12,796,000 ($87.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,578,000 ($78.89)
    Other: $8,452,000 ($57.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,243,000 ($42.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,289,000 ($36.04)
    Sewerage: $2,417,000 ($16.47)
    Regular Highways: $59,000 ($0.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $12,883,000 ($87.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $366,000 ($2.49)
    Highways: $14,000 ($0.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $13,197,000 ($89.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,819,000 ($39.65)
    Interest Earnings: $2,698,000 ($18.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,846,000 ($12.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,624,000 ($11.07)
    Special Assessments: $1,302,000 ($8.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $337,000 ($2.30)
    Royalties: $17,000 ($0.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,447,000 ($227.91)
    Transit Utilities: $3,272,000 ($22.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,993,000 ($40.84)
    Highways: $3,184,000 ($21.70)
    Transit Utilities: $931,000 ($6.34)
    General Local Government Support: $209,000 ($1.42)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $67,075,000 ($457.04)
    Property: $57,709,000 ($393.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $36,130,000 ($246.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,919,000 ($81.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,857,000 ($60.35)
    Other: $3,040,000 ($20.71)
    Other License: $2,422,000 ($16.50)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $758,000 ($5.16)
    Severance: $8,000 ($0.05)

Torrance government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,040,000 ($565.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,720,000 ($550.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,483,000 ($44.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,244,000 ($22.10)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,239,000 ($22.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,320,000 ($15.81)

Torrance government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,654,000 ($133.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,513,000 ($746.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,150,000 ($69.16)

3.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($67,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.12%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,909 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($64,742 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.27% ($44,592)
from Riverside County, CA  0.16% ($46,622)


3.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,510 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, CA  0.53% ($74,627 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.44% ($47,062)
to Riverside County, CA  0.25% ($57,313)
Businesses in Torrance, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Justice1
7-Eleven13KFC4
99 Cents Only Stores3Kincaid1
AMF Bowling1Kmart1
AT&T4Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1Kroger7
Aeropostale1LA Fitness2
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1LensCrafters2
Audi1Levi Strauss & Co.1
AutoZone3Little Caesars Pizza1
Avenue1Long John Silver's1
BMW1Lowe's2
Bakers2Macy's3
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott3
Barnes & Noble1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins5MasterBrand Cabinets15
Bath & Body Works2Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's6
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Big O Tires1Motherhood Maternity4
Blockbuster1New Balance6
Brookstone1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1Nike28
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot3
Burger King3OfficeMax1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS5Olive Garden1
Carl\s Jr.6Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panda Express4
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chipotle2Payless4
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske3
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut4
Costco1Quiznos5
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack3
Curves2Ramada1
DHL8Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry6SAS Shoes2
Dennys2Safeway2
Discount Tire2Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza3Sears5
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
El Pollo Loco3Skechers USA1
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel2
Express1Staples2
Extended Stay America2Starbucks17
Fashion Bug1Subaru1
FedEx31Subway6
Forever 211Super 81
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T-Mobile13
GNC5T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop6T.J.Maxx1
Gap2Taco Bell5
Gymboree1Target1
H&M1The Room Place1
H&R Block5Toyota1
Hilton1Toys"R"Us2
Holiday Inn2Trader Joe's2
Hollister Co.1Travelodge1
Home Depot1U-Haul6
HomeTown Buffet1UPS27
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Honda2Vans10
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless3
IHOP1Victoria's Secret2
J. Jill1Vons2
JCPenney1Walgreens4
Jack In The Box7Walmart1
Jamba Juice2Wet Seal1
JoS. A. Bank1Whole Foods Market1
Johnny Rockets1YMCA1
Jones New York13Z Gallerie1
Just Tires1

Strongest AM radio stations in Torrance:

  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFOX (1650 AM; 10 kW; TORRANCE, CA; Owner: CHAGAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Torrance:

  • KZAB (93.5 FM; REDONDO BEACH, CA; Owner: KZAB LICENSING, INC.)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Torrance:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Torrance: Edward A., Jr. Devore.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Torrance fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.5mTotal length
  • $18,962,000Total costs
  • 2,614,148Total average daily traffic
  • 128,345Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,823,211Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Torrance, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Torrance, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Torrance)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Torrance, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,441 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Torrance)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Torrance)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 263 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED171$496,273696$398,1233,809$338,502226$245,5845$3,555,820225$307,0066$79,642
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$387,490107$382,594432$382,91918$255,4110$025$294,1989$136,712
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$430,180136$412,938900$388,48035$255,4621$965,00090$314,32112$77,028
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$417,925104$396,350541$369,15334$289,6450$047$311,8571$103,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$319,01133$398,771169$385,46813$187,4180$07$354,1433$84,950

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Torrance, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$424,40813$463,515
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$425,3047$493,429
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$417,5005$446,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$443,7501$524,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$409,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Torrance, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Torrance, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 135. The highest number of fire incidents - 304 took place in 2005, and the least - 3 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Torrance, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.2%), and Structure Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Torrance, CA
    • 85245.2%Outside Fires
    • 53628.4%Structure Fires
    • 37619.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1216.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Torrance, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Torrance, California:

  • Staybridge Suites Torrance, 19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, California 90503 , Phone: (310) 371-8525, Fax: (310) 542-9628
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Torrance, 3701 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, California 90503 , Phone: (310) 543-4566, Fax: (310) 543-3026
  • Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, California 90503 , Phone: (310) 316-3636
  • Courtyard By Marriott Torrance - Palos Verdes, 2633 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, California 90505 , Phone: (310) 533-8000, Fax: (310) 533-0564
  • Holiday Inn Torrance, 19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, California 90502 , Phone: (310) 781-9100, Fax: (310) 327-8296
  • Torrance Hilton At South Bay, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, California 90503 , Phone: (310) 540-0500, Fax: (310) 540-2065
  • Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Torrance Blvd, 3525 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, California 90503 , Phone: (310) 540-5442, Fax: (310) 540-0552
  • Bluestem Hotel, 2448 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, California 90501 , Phone: (310) 539-9888, Fax: (877) 268-1225
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Torrance, California
Most common first names in Torrance, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary77378.9 years
John74772.8 years
William63772.8 years
Robert60770.6 years
James54071.3 years
George45175.3 years
Charles41475.2 years
Helen35579.7 years
Joseph33574.8 years
Margaret32978.7 years
Most common last names in Torrance, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26174.5 years
Johnson18175.7 years
Miller14477.2 years
Wilson13974.6 years
Jones13976.2 years
Brown12676.2 years
Lee11975.8 years
Davis11874.8 years
Williams11573.2 years
Moore10476.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Torrance, CA
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Torrance, CA
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood


Torrance compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Torrance on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Korea (population 500+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people below the poverty level (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 (90505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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