Torrance, California Population 2019
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 147,000.
According to the Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/torrancecitycalifornia), Torrance has a racial and ethnic makeup that breaks down as:
- White: 49.4% (non-Hispanic: 39.3%)
- African-American or black: 2.5%
- American Indian: 0.5%
- Asian: 35.4%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.5%
- Two or more races: 6.7%
- Hispanic or Latino of any race: 17.4%
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.
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.
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 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%
Torrance, California's estimated population is 146,758 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 7167.18 people/mi² (2767.25 people/km²), with a household density of 1099.96 people/km² (2848.89 people/mi²).
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 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.
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