Hermosa Beach, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hermosa Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hermosa Beach had a population of 20,067 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.8622 and longitude -118.3995 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hermosa Beach 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.

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Hermosa Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,067
Population in Households 20,052
Population in Familes 11,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 14,066
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $123,865
Average Household Income $181,393
Per Capita Income $87,407


Total Housing Units 10,256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,071 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,595 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $1,367,082
Average Home Value $1,448,287


Total Households 9,666
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,123
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.29%
Households 0.15% 0.15%
Families 0.25% 0.27%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 2018 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 # 1185 22nd
Median Household Income # 96 94th
Per Capita Income # 32 98th

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