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Population in 2012: 147,027 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 

Males: 71,418  (48.6%)
Females: 75,609  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 90503, 90505.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,790 (it was $56,489 in 2000)
Torrance:

$71,790
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,654

Torrance city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $582,500 (it was $308,600 in 2000)
Torrance:

$582,500
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $685,560; Detached houses: $731,581; Townhouses or other attached units: $580,661; In 2-unit structures: $783,863; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $552,518; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $448,315; Mobile homes: $116,264

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,359.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 90501, 90503, 90504, 90505.

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  • White alone - 58,431 (39.7%)
  • Asian alone - 48,818 (33.2%)
  • Hispanic - 29,001 (19.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5,178 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 4,661 (3.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 655 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 213 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 79 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Torrance: 136.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.0%), Irish (7.0%), English (6.2%), Italian (4.4%), United States (2.1%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 20.5 square miles.

Population density: 7,158 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Torrance:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Torrance city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

42,591 residents are foreign born (18.6% Asia, 4.8% Latin America).

This city:  30.4%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 184 registered sex offenders living in Torrance, California as of July 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Torrance to the number of sex offenders is 799 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,528 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,721 (0.3%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 1998: 112 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 1999: 110 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2002: 181 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $267,400
  • 2005: 84 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $319,400
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $283,900
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $291,100
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $255,700

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Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 118.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +39,551 (+26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 24,315 (34.6%)

Area code: 310

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Crime rates in Torrance by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2422011221424
per 100,000 1.42.81.41.40.00.70.71.41.40.72.81.42.7
Rapes 14242323252018212125191717
per 100,000 9.917.116.116.117.313.912.514.714.817.713.511.611.5
Robberies 1752102112161492112032131751391529192
per 100,000 123.2149.5147.5150.9103.3146.7141.3149.0123.498.5108.361.862.2
Assaults 2741712481619588132107108941157577
per 100,000 192.9121.7173.4112.565.961.291.974.876.266.681.951.052.1
Burglaries 686744708785696641666476509442516509529
per 100,000 482.9529.5495.1548.6482.4445.8463.6332.9358.9313.2367.5345.9357.8
Thefts 2,5192,5822,7122,7532,3572,1441,9982,2502,1092,0342,0081,9571,823
per 100,000 1773.41837.61896.31923.81633.81491.11390.71573.81487.11441.41430.11330.01233.0
Auto thefts 676631637754589505507461453398335301338
per 100,000 475.9449.1445.4526.9408.3351.2352.9322.4319.4282.1238.6204.6228.6
Arson 3026232951244616191121115
per 100,000 21.118.516.120.335.416.732.011.213.47.815.07.53.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 230.1236.1241.8242.0190.6188.6189.3187.1177.9161.3168.1135.1137.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 308 (208 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
California average:

2.36

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Torrance, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,516 (+3.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Torrance-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Torrance city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Torrance-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2520% 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 the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from Torrance center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/1990 at 23:43:36, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MS, 6.2 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from the city center, causing $12,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Torrance topographic 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.

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

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/medical centers in Torrance:

  • BEACH CITIES DIALYSIS-TORRANCE (Dialysis Facility, 20911 EARL STREET, SUITE 160)
  • DAVITA-HARBOR UCLA (Dialysis Facility, 21602 S. VERMONT AVENUE)
  • LAC HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, BOX 429 (HEMODIALYSIS))
  • SKYPARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3295 SKYPARK DRIVE)
  • TORRANCE PENINSULA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 20430 HAWTHORNE BLVD.)
  • ACCXELL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 370 AMA POLA AVENUE SUITE 203)
  • BAYSHORES MEDICAL GROUP INC (Home Health Center, 19601 MARINER AVE)
  • BEST CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 3451 TORRANCE BLVD, SUITE 203)
  • CITY OF ANGELS HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 21707 HAWTHORNE BLVD, SUITE 202)
  • EASTERN HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 2463 W TORRANCE BLVD, STREET, SUITE C & D)
  • ENVISION HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 17725 CRENSHAW BLVD, SUITE 302)
  • GREATER HOME HEALTH CARE INCORPORATED (Home Health Center, 2204 TORRANCE BLVD, SUITE 101B)
  • GREATER SOUTH BAY AREA HH (Home Health Center, 680 KNOX STREET SUITE 125)
  • HOMECARE ADVANTAGE INC (Home Health Center, 19191 SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE #410)
  • HYGEIA, INC (Home Health Center, 370 SOUTH CRENSHAW BL, SUITE E-104)
  • JUST RIGHT HELP, INC (Home Health Center, 2780 SKYPARK DRIVE #175)
  • NU-ERA HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, 370 AMAPOLA AVENUE)
  • PATIENTS FIRST HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, 23210 S CRENSHAW BLVD, SUITE 200)
  • PHYSICIANS CHOICE HH (Home Health Center, 3625 DEL AMO BLVD STE 330)
  • PROVIDENCE LITTLE CO OF MARY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 3551 VOYAGER ST STE 201)
  • SUPERB HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, 370 S CRENSHAW BLVD SUITE E202L)
  • THE CENTER OF HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 23223 ARLINGTON AVENUE)
  • THE HOME CARE GROUP INC (Home Health Center, 2305 W 190TH STREET 2ND FLOOR)
  • TORRANCE MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 3330 LOMITA BOULEVARD)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORP OF CALIFORNIA (Home Health Center, 970 WEST 190TH ST, SUITE 930)
  • DEL AMO HOSPITAL (Hospital, 3270 W LOMITA BLVD)
  • HARBOR UCLA MEDICAL FOUNDATION INC (Hospital, 21840 S NORMANDIE)
  • LAC/HARBOR-UCLA MED CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1000 W CARSON ST)
  • MILESTONE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, 1500 CRENSHAW BLVD SUITE 200)
  • PECK HOUSE (Hospital, 2630 DALEMEAD STREET)
  • PEREGRINE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, 3440 W CARSON STREET SUITE 301)
  • PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MED CTR TORRANCE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 4101 TORRANCE BLVD)
  • SUNCREST HOSPITAL OF SOUTH BAY (Hospital, 4025 W 226TH ST)
  • TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 3330 LOMITA BLVD)
  • TRINITYCARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 2601 AIRPORT DR, SUITE 230)
  • UNITED LIFE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 20705 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE SUITE 112)
  • BAY CREST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3750 GARNET STREET)
  • DEL AMO GARDENS CONVALESCENT (Nursing Home, 22419 KENT AVENUE)
  • DRIFTWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4109 EMERALD ST)
  • HARBOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 21521 S. VERMONT AVENUE)
  • HERITAGE REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 21414 S. VERMONT AVENUE)
  • LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY SUB-ACUTE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3620 LOMITA BLVD.)
  • PROVIDENCE LITTLE CO OF MARY TRANSITIONAL CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 4320 MARICOPA STREET)
  • ROYALWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 22520 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • SUNNYSIDE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 22617 SO. VERMONT AVE)
  • THE EARLWOOD (Nursing Home, 20820 EARL STREET)
  • TORRANCE CARE CENTER WEST (Nursing Home, 4333 TORRANCE BLVD)
  • VERMONT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 22035 S. VERMONT AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Torrance, CA

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.

Local government website: www.ci.torrance.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in Torrance:

  • El Camino Community College District (Full-time enrollment: 8,521; Location: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd; Public; Website: www.elcamino.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Torrance (FT enrollment: 789; Location: 20050 S. Vermont Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Westwood College-South Bay (FT enrollment: 595; Location: 19700 S. Vermont Avenue, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.westwood.edu)
  • Everest College-Torrance (FT enrollment: 272; Location: 1231 Cabrillo Ave Ste 201; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/torrance)
  • Homestead Schools (FT enrollment: 89; Location: 23844 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 200; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Torrance:

  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 5 miles; Wilmington, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (about 6 miles; Carson, CA; FT enrollment: 8,354)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 8 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Loyola Marymount University (about 11 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • West Los Angeles College (about 12 miles; Culver City, CA; FT enrollment: 2,606)
  • Long Beach City College (about 12 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 9,070)
  • United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus (about 13 miles; Huntington Park, CA; FT enrollment: 9,540)

Public high schools in Torrance:

Private high schools in Torrance:

  • SWITZER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 96; Location: 2201 AMAPOLA CT; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 2150 SEPULUEDA BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SOUTH BAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 4025 W 226TH ST; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • LOS ANGELES INTERNAT'L SCHOOL/LA KOKUSAI GAKUEN (Students: 11; Location: 23800 HAWTHORNE BLVD; Grades: 10 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Torrance:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Torrance:

  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 2900 W CARSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE LABOURE SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 3846 REDONDO BEACH BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 4625 GARNET ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SOUTH BAY JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 206; Location: 4400 DEL AMO BLVD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • HICKORY TREE SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 21720 MADRONA AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ASCENSION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 17910 S PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEAP AND BOUND ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 22410 PALOS VERDES BLVD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • BEACH CITIES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 119; Location: 850 INGLEWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SONRISE PRESCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 18015 PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
  • ABC PLAYHOUSE (Students: 76; Location: 18213 PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Torrance, map of school districts: TORRANCE UNIFIED

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:

  • Zip codes 90506, 90507, 90508, 90509 and 90510 are also Torrance Zip codes
  • 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.
  • biggest private primary/middle schools: First Lutheran School at 390 students

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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

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

 
Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 48.2. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

48.2
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.104. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.104
U.S.:

0.022
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.451. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.451
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.872. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.872
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 21.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.2
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 23.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 32.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Torrance that have no violations reported:

  • CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE CO. - HERM/REDO (Population served: 97250, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • SUNBEAM LAKE RV RESORT (Population served: 620, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Torrance, CA

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

Torrance compared to California state average:

Torrance, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Torrance, California:

  • Staybridge Suites Torrance, 19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90503 , Phone: (310) 371-8525, Fax: (310) 542-9628
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Torrance, 3701 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 , Phone: (310) 543-4566, Fax: (310) 543-3026
  • Torrance Marriott Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503 , Phone: (310) 316-3636, Fax: (310) 543-6076
  • Courtyard By Marriott Torrance Business CTR, 1925 W 190TH St, Torrance, CA 90505 , Phone: (310) 532-1722
  • Courtyard By Marriott Torrance - Palos Verdes, 2633 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505 , Phone: (310) 533-8000, Fax: (310) 533-0564
  • Holiday Inn Torrance, 19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502 , Phone: (310) 781-9100, Fax: (310) 327-8296
  • Torrance Hilton At South Bay, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 , Phone: (310) 540-0500, Fax: (310) 540-2065
  • Extended Stay America, 3525 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 , Phone: (310) 540-5442, Fax: (310) 540-0552
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Torrance, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Torrance travel time to work - commute


Torrance mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.08%
Here58.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim Estimate
Adherents68.8%10.2%2.0%1.8%1.7%
Congregations6.9%5.0%7.7%5.9%1.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.3%1.2%1.0%10.7%
Congregations5.2%0.3%6.4%4.4%57.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

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
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 88$605,390$82,5530$0
Other Government Administration 54$372,674$82,8167$715
Judicial and Legal 14$136,821$117,2750$0
Police Protection - Officers 232$2,337,599$120,9100$0
Police - Other 96$451,840$56,48032$29,444
Firefighters 145$1,599,754$132,3930$0
Fire - Other 24$118,440$59,2200$0
Streets and Highways 132$614,405$55,8550$0
Airports 12$59,490$59,4900$0
Solid Waste Management 15$63,898$51,1180$0
Sewerage 8$40,864$61,2960$0
Parks and Recreation 92$457,745$59,706329$268,981
Housing and Community Development(Local) 73$465,985$76,6009$770
Water Supply 25$146,784$70,4560$0
Transit 125$628,028$60,2910$0
Local Libraries 54$265,368$58,97158$55,277
Other and Unallocable 136$623,739$55,03637$16,198
Totals for Government 1,325$8,988,824$81,408472$371,385

Torrance government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,102,000 ($41.50)
    General - Other: $4,308,000 ($29.30)
    Water Utilities: $3,546,000 ($24.12)
    Sewerage: $2,241,000 ($15.24)
    Air Transportation: $1,427,000 ($9.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,138,000 ($7.74)
    Transit Utilities: $406,000 ($2.76)
    Central Staff Services: $162,000 ($1.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $141,000 ($0.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $53,409,000 ($363.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,709,000 ($161.26)
    Central Staff Services: $21,579,000 ($146.77)
    Water Utilities: $20,644,000 ($140.41)
    Transit Utilities: $18,617,000 ($126.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,103,000 ($116.33)
    Regular Highways: $11,717,000 ($79.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,196,000 ($69.35)
    Health - Other: $7,679,000 ($52.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,483,000 ($50.90)
    Libraries: $6,361,000 ($43.26)
    General - Other: $5,240,000 ($35.64)
    Financial Administration: $4,708,000 ($32.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,548,000 ($30.93)
    Air Transportation: $3,791,000 ($25.78)
    Sewerage: $2,706,000 ($18.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,321,000 ($15.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,670,000 ($38.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,876,000 ($19.56)
    Police Protection: $548,000 ($3.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($0.59)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($0.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000 ($0.05)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $106,045,000 ($721.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($1.22)

Torrance government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,224,000 ($69.54)
    Air Transportation: $9,009,000 ($61.27)
    All Other: $6,841,000 ($46.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,007,000 ($40.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,458,000 ($30.32)
    Sewerage: $1,648,000 ($11.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $2,472,000 ($16.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $8,286,000 ($56.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,182,000 ($82.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,139,000 ($14.55)
    Special Assessments: $1,182,000 ($8.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $648,000 ($4.41)
    Rents: $548,000 ($3.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $350,000 ($2.38)
    Royalties: $2,000 ($0.01)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,857,000 ($148.66)
    Transit Utilities: $2,453,000 ($16.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,406,000 ($159.20)
    All Other: $8,974,000 ($61.04)
    Highways: $2,636,000 ($17.93)
    Transit Utilities: $576,000 ($3.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,300,000 ($314.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,978,000 ($265.11)
    Property: $27,303,000 ($185.70)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,495,000 ($50.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,694,000 ($45.53)
    Other License: $4,699,000 ($31.96)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $982,000 ($6.68)
    Severance: $6,000 ($0.04)

Torrance government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,053,000 ($632.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,348,000 ($587.29)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $38,923,000 ($264.73)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $35,679,000 ($242.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,705,000 ($45.60)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,244,000 ($22.06)

Torrance government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,670,000 ($290.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,057,000 ($578.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,725,000 ($317.80)

3.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
California average:

5.75%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,038 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.14%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, CA  0.46% ($46,009 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($37,904)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($41,486)


4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($782 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.64% ($39,463 average AGI)
to Orange County, CA  0.60% ($54,756)
to Riverside County, CA  0.35% ($50,596)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Torrance fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 147 meters (482ft)
Total costs: $16,695,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,643,897
Total average daily truck traffic: 119,815

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 21
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Torrance, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Torrance)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Torrance, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (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: 1310 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Torrance)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Torrance)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 387 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


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
Businesses in Torrance, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Kincaid1
7-Eleven13Kmart1
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T4Kroger7
Ace Hardware1LA Fitness2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
Albertsons1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture2
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters2
Arby's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
AutoZone3Little Caesars Pizza1
Avenue1Long John Silver's1
BMW1Lowe's2
Bakers2Macy's3
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott3
Baskin-Robbins5Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets15
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
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Pac Sun1
Chipotle2Panda Express4
Chuck E. Cheese's2Panera Bread1
Cinnabon 1Payless4
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske3
Costco1PetSmart1
Crate & Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut4
DHL8Quiznos5
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry6Ramada1
Dennys2Red Lobster1
Discount Tire2Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes2
Eddie Bauer1Safeway2
El Pollo Loco3Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears5
Express1Sephora1
Extended Stay America2Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Staples2
FedEx31Starbucks17
Forever 211Subway6
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Super 81
GNC5T-Mobile13
GameStop6T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell5
H&M1Target1
H&R Block5The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's2
Home Depot1Travelodge1
HomeTown Buffet1U-Haul6
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS27
Howard Johnson1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Vans10
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
Jack In The Box7Vons2
Jamba Juice2Walgreens4
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart1
Johnny Rockets1Wet Seal1
Jones New York13Whole Foods Market1
Just Tires1YMCA1
KFC4
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Torrance on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Vietnamese residents"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Korean residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Chinese residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest tornado activity (pop 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Japanese residents"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Asian Indian residents"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (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 highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Steven E. Schulz (60)
  • Brian A. Welchko (59)
  • Tara Chand Singhal (56)
  • Milun Perisic (43)
  • Jun Zeng (33)
  • Eung San Cho (30)
  • Yo Chan Son (24)
  • Bon Ho Bae (20)
  • Jianjun Cao (19)
  • Gabriel Gallegos-Lopez (19)

Total of 1607 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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