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 20,188 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 20,188
Daytime Population: Workers 9,530
Daytime Population: Residents 7,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,041
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 20,173
Population in Familes 11,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 14,151
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $113,507
Average Household Income $165,670
Per Capita Income $80,003


Total Housing Units 10,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,168 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,577 (54.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,091,939


Total Households 9,745
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,140
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 0.48% 0.54%
Households 0.28% 0.4%
Families 0.34% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 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 # 348 77th
Population Density # 21 99th
Diversity Index # 1187 22nd
Median Household Income # 106 93rd
Per Capita Income # 46 97th

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