Torrance, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Torrance, California - Basic Facts

The City of Torrance had a population of 150,439 as of July 1, 2017. Torrance ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Torrance is located at latitude 33.835 and longitude -118.3414 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Torrance (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Torrance (GNIS ID: 2412087) 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 Torrance is located within Torrance CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Torrance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Torrance, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 150,439
Daytime Population: Workers 126,431
Daytime Population: Residents 75,478
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 201,909
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 149,245
Population in Familes 124,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,194
Population Density2 7,346
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $83,054
Average Household Income $106,730
Per Capita Income $40,951


Total Housing Units 59,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,402 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,876 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,240 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $683,995
Average Home Value $720,137


Total Households 57,278
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 39,341
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.51%
Households 0.31% 0.42%
Families 0.33% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Torrance, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torrance to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 39 97th
Population Density # 125 92nd
Diversity Index # 547 64th
Median Household Income # 315 79th
Per Capita Income # 349 77th

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