Torrance, California Population 2019

145,182

Torrance is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, California along the Pacific Ocean. Torrance is located about 20 miles south of Los Angeles and 15 miles northwest of Long Beach. It's part of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area which has an estimated population of 18.7 million. Torrance is noted as one of the safest cities in the county. In 2019, Torrance has a population estimated at 145,182.

Diversity

About 30% of people in Torrance were born outside of the United States. Torrance has the second-largest population of ethnic Japanese in the United States after Honolulu as it was one of the few places in the region that allowed non-U.S. citizens to buy property before WWII and it's close to the Toyota American headquarters. About 15% of the population of Torrance has Japanese heritage. The South Bay region is also home to a large Korean population largely concentrated in Torrance and Gardena.

History

While California was under Spanish control, present-day Torrance was granted to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 as part of a land grant for Rancho San Pedro. It was the divided when Rancho de los Palos Verdes was granted in the Alta California area of independent Mexico.

A real estate developer named Jared Torrance purchased part of the Spanish land grant in the early 1900s and hired a landscape architect to design a planned city. Torrance was founded and named in honor of the developer in 1912. The city was incorporated in 1921. Today, many of the original buildings from 1912 remain.

Population Growth

Torrance is expected to enjoy 34% job growth over the next decade (https://www.bestplaces.net/economy/city/california/torrance) and already enjoys a robust and diverse economy. While Torrance's population will continue to grow, its growth rate is expected to be modest over the next ten years.

Torrance, California's estimated population is 145,182 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Torrance, California is the 39th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 7090.22 people/mi² (2737.54 people/km²).

The overall median age is 41.7 years, 40.1 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 58,335 households in the city, with an average size of 2.66 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $1582/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $687,900.

The median income for households in Torrance, California is $85,070, while the mean household income is $107,980.

Torrance Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Torrance Ca was:

  • White: 49.38%
  • Asian: 35.39%
  • Two or more races: 6.70%
  • Other race: 5.00%
  • Black or African American: 2.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.50%

How Many People Live in Torrance, California?

145,182
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018145,182-843-0.58%
2017146,025-635-0.43%
2016146,660-495-0.34%
2015147,1551540.10%
2014147,0012100.14%
2013146,7914510.31%
2012146,3405290.36%
2011145,8116280.43%
2010145,1837,2370.51%
2000137,9464,8390.36%
1990133,1073,2260.25%
1980129,881-5,087-0.38%
1970134,96833,9772.94%
1960100,99178,75016.34%
195022,24112,2918.38%
19409,9502,6793.19%
19307,2710.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,67849.38%
Asian52,08535.39%
Two or More Races9,8596.70%
Some Other Race7,3545.00%
Black or African American3,7292.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7490.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native7360.50%

Torrance Ca Population Pyramid 2019

Torrance Ca Median Age

41.7


Total

40.1


Male

43.3


Female

Torrance Ca Adults

There are 116,811 adults, (24,248 of whom are seniors) in Torrance Ca.

Torrance Ca Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Torrance Ca Sex Ratio

Female

75,080

51.01%

Male

72,110

48.99%

Torrance Ca Households and Families

Torrance Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Torrance Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66%34%
All54.9%45.1%
Female42.8%57.2%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Male39.4%60.6%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All54,9042.6654.9
Married29,6843.2966
Non Family16,5501.2341.8
Female5,9903.1542.8
Male2,6803.2839.4

3.22

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Torrance Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0772.93%
9th to 12th Grade3,6623.49%
High School Graduate16,84316.03%
Some College21,04520.03%
Associates Degree9,1238.68%
Bachelors Degree33,50731.89%
Graduate Degree17,81716.96%

Torrance Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,36343,56421,206
Asian37,36935,18623,183
Hispanic15,88713,6844,408
Other Race5,2554,5351,270
Multiple Races4,0403,7171,885
Black2,5162,280768
Islander50039360
Native American49844554

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,351$63,499$45,037
Less Than High School$25,309$30,598$22,786
High School Grad$29,765$35,404$26,195
Some College$43,429$50,972$36,656
Bachelors Degree$63,950$78,252$51,122
Graduate Degree$84,283$96,182$73,479

$53,351

Average Earnings

$63,499

Average Male

$45,037

Average Female

Torrance Ca Language

Torrance Ca Language by Age

Torrance Ca Language

60.79% of Torrance Ca residents speak only English, while 39.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 21.49% of the population.

Torrance Ca Poverty

Torrance Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian51,9564,1948.07%
White57,5353,7346.49%
Hispanic25,3942,0838.20%
Other7,2356779.36%
Multiple9,7826246.38%
Black3,6152827.80%
Native724506.91%

7.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.99%

Male Poverty Rate

8.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Torrance Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Torrance Ca is Other, with 9.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Torrance Ca is Multiple, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.33%
High School10.61%
Some College5.77%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.96%
Male Unemployed16.69%
Female Employed3.34%
Male Employed2.84%

Torrance Ca Income

Torrance Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$85,070$107,980
Families$102,637$124,403
Married Families$116,984$138,342
Non Families$50,278$67,193

Torrance Ca Marital Status

Torrance Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Torrance Ca Married by Age and Sex

Torrance Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Torrance Ca Marital Status by Race

Torrance Ca Veterans

7,118

Number of Veterans

6,836

Male Veterans

282

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,272
Korea1,226
First Gulf War1,059
World War II761
Second Gulf War610

Torrance Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2048.64%
Asian1,1652.86%
Hispanic8484.45%
Other2544.16%
Black1776.02%
2 or More1642.92%
Indian11020.22%
Hawaiian447.42%

Torrance Ca Veterans by Education

3.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Torrance Ca Employment Status

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Torrance Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.27%

Born in California

70.31%

Native Born

29.69%

Foreign Born

12.58%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.31% of Torrance Ca residents were born in the United States, with 51.27% having been born in California. 12.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.