How's The Market in Torrance this week?

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Economy & Housing*

  • Income per Capita
  • Median Household Income
  • Population Change since 2010
  • Median Home Age
  • 80,575
  • 90,309
  • +2.5%
  • 55


  • Population
  • Population Density per Sq Mi
  • Population Change since 2010
  • Median Age
  • 146,000
  • 7,150
  • +2.5%
  • 42

*All data represented above are provided by the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) data repository and are updated annually.


Torrance is centrally located in the South Bay of LA, about 20 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles and just north of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, just South of the Los Angeles International airport and conveniently accessible by the 405, I-110 and 91 freeways. Torrance is bordered by Lomita to the east, Gardena and Lawndale to the north, Redondo Beach and the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates to the south. The Torrance city beach stretches for about 1.5 miles at the very southern end of The Strand, a paved bicycle path that runs mostly along the ocean shoreline for about 22 miles all the way to Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, north of Santa Monica. 

The Basics

Incorporated in 1921, the population of Torrance is 146,860 with a peak daytime population that grows to 250,000 or more. It is known for its low crime rates and ranks among the safest in Los Angeles County. Torrance Zip codes are 90501 – 90505   

Torrance has a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, daily sea breezes, low humidity, and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year. It is subject to the phenomenon typical of a microclimate and the temperatures can vary as much as 18 °F between inland areas and the coast. Another weather phenomenon is called the June Gloom or May Gray“, which sometimes brings overcast or foggy skies in the morning on the coast, followed by sunny skies by noon during late spring and early summer.


The Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) includes approximately 21 square miles. Besides elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools (one of which is a continuation school), it operates adult education centers, and a child development center. Find up-to-date information at the TUSD website

Of course, there are also many private schools in Torrance, nonsectarian as well as religious schools covering many denominations. The school directory of the California Department of Education has a list of all Torrance schools, public and well as private, with additional data points, including contact information. Find their school directory on the CDE website or contact us for a school report.  

Although the campus of El Camino College is situated just outside Torrance city limits, in unincorporated El Camino Village, Torrance is still part of the El Camino Community College District.

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