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Torrance

Welcome to Torrance

A peaceful oasis with a friendly community
 
Torrance is in the southwest of Los Angeles, overlooking a beach and the Pacific Ocean. Established in 1921, the area is Los Angeles County’s eighth-biggest city, with a population of 146,860. In its 21 miles, It boasts 90,000 trees, 46 parks, and 550 miles of sidewalk. The stable community combines industrial, residential, and commercial efforts into a balanced environment unique from the rest of the state’s cities.
 
Torrance is a place of light, laughter, and fun. Holidays in the area are a delightful experience for everyone, from the many costumed kids trick-or-treating on Halloween to the bright, twinkling Christmas lights in December. The neighborhood also provides private tours in helicopters over Los Angeles or even flying lessons for the daring. Downtown Torrance showcases the history and culture of the area through unique architecture and shops.
 

What to Love in Torrance

  • Community-oriented
  • Beach front properties
  • Many things to do

Local Lifestyle

A few words to describe Torrance include relaxed, diverse, homey, and family-focused. The city encourages a friendly and welcoming community through participation, creating an environment where residents know their neighbors. Due to the 1.5 miles of beach access, Torrance is a quiet and peaceful place to live, somewhat removed from the tourist industry. It has many fun activities available, both outdoor and indoor, and pleasant year-round weather.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Opened in 1988, King’s Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant serves unforgettable food with warm service. The family-owned eatery provides delicious breakfast, dinner, and dessert and has become a social center for gatherings of friends and family. Rosa’s La Cabana is a unique experience. From Mexican cuisine to beer, everything is delectable.
 
Local Kitchen is a New American eatery boasting multiple televisions and a sports room. With a warm, relaxed atmosphere and more than 30 years of experience, everything from the service to the food is consistent and high quality. The bar serves bourbon, tequila, whiskey, cocktails, and craft beer, with over 20 options.
 
Family-owned and opened in 1993 as a deli, Geatano’s Restaurant has since evolved into a full-fledged restaurant. Today, it is a popular destination serving wine and Italian cuisine with fantastic service. Seafood Town Chinese Restaurant focuses on seafood, although pork, chicken, and beef options are also provided. The fresh, authentic fare leads to each guest having a great experience.
 
King Mediterrano is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that provides a mixture of Mexican and Mediterranean meals. Established in 2014, the restaurant boasts large portions, unique flavors, and high-quality service. It has outdoor tables where guests can enjoy the fine California weather.
 

Things to Do in Torrance

The Torrance Certified Farmers’ Market takes place twice weekly and sells baked goods, seafood, and produce from many local fishermen and farmers. With seasonal food coming from 60 state farms, it is open year-round with top-quality food. Meanwhile, the Torrance Antique Fair has been put on once a month since 1998. What started as 25 vendors now attracts thousands of visitors to peruse more than 200 shops.
 
Opened in 1957, Sea-Aire Golf Course is a unique, charming facility. It provides nine holes of three par and covers a little over six beautiful acres of hills. Hopkins Wilderness Park showcases a pond, forest, and meadow. It is an ideal place to picnic and relax in nature. It also has an amphitheater for events.
 
Madrona Marsh Preserve is sustained by rain rather than an on-ground water source. It is a great habitat for migrating birds, insects, reptiles, frogs, and mammals and a great educational resource where guided tours showcase the wildlife, native plants, and preserved wetlands. Charles H. Wilson Park is known as an ideal spot for jogging and various sports. Covering over 44 acres, the park puts on summer concerts at its amphitheater.
 

Schools in Torrance

Torrance is served by the Torrance Unified School District. Some of its exemplary schools include:

 

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Overview for Torrance, CA

147,149 people live in Torrance, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $51,961. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

147,149

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,961

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Torrance, CA

Torrance has 55,565 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Torrance do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 147,149 people call Torrance home. The population density is 11,759.281 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

147,149

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

48.8 / 51.2%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
55,565

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$51,961

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Torrance, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Torrance. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Center For Learning Unlimited
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Walteria Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Philip Magruder Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Edward J. Richardson Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Seaside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Southern California Regional Occupational Center
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Bert M. Lynn Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Calle Mayor Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Torrance Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Howard Wood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ascension Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
South Bay Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Switzer Learning Center
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Ambassador High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hickory Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Riviera Hall Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Childrens Place School
PRIVATE
1st - 6th
No rating available
Nativity Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Pacific Explorer Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Joseph Arnold Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Shery (Kurt T.) High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Towers Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Victor Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
First Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bread Of Life Church Kindergarten
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Edison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Evelyn Carr Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
St Catherine Laboure School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Torrance Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
John Adams Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Arlington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
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