Hermosa Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hermosa Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hermosa Beach had a population of 19,984 as of July 1, 2016. Hermosa Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hermosa Beach is located at latitude 33.8653 and longitude -118.3963 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hermosa Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Hermosa Beach (GNIS ID: 2410749) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hermosa Beach is located within South Bay Cities CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hermosa Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hermosa Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,984
Population in Households 19,969
Population in Familes 11,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 14,008
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 9,666
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,108
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,103 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,563 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 644 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,041,336


Median Household Income $106,120
Average Household Income $154,404
Per Capita Income $74,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.55%
Households 0.19% 0.44%
Families 0.27% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hermosa Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hermosa Beach to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 348 77th
Population Density1 # 21 99th
Diversity Index2 # 1187 22nd
Median Household Income # 111 93rd
Per Capita Income # 50 97th

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