Torrance, California

Torrance: The third most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the South Bay region of California. Torrance is known for its many aerospace companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Torrance Art Museum and the Torrance Historical Society.

About

Torrance is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 145,438. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 141,553 inhabitants.

The city was created 102 years ago in 1921.

The area that is now Torrance was originally home to the Tongva Native American people. In the 1800s, it became part of the Spanish land grant Rancho San Pedro.

Torrance itself was founded in 1912 by real estate developer Jared S. Torrance. He purchased over a thousand acres of undeveloped land and established the planned community of Torrance. It incorporated as a city in 1921.

The city grew rapidly in the post-WWII years. Affordable housing drew large numbers of middle-class families to Torrance in the 1950s and 60s. Aerospace and technology firms also established major operations.

Key Facts About Modern Torrance

Here are some key details about Torrance today:

  • Population: Around 147,000 residents as of 2019, making Torrance the 21st largest city in California.
  • Economy: Torrance has a robust and diverse economy. Major employers include the Toyota Motors USA headquarters, Honeywell, Honda, Baxter Healthcare and many aerospace companies.
  • Neighborhoods: Notable districts and communities include Old Torrance, North Torrance, Walteria, Southwood, and Torrance Park. Each has its own distinct character and appeal.
  • Attractions: Visitors enjoy the TorranceHistorical Society museums, the Del Amo Fashion Center mall, the Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve, and miles of pristine beaches along the Pacific coastline.

With its strong economy, good schools, parks, and BEACHES, Torrance continues to be a highly desirable community in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. The city strives to maintain a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for residents and visitors.

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Location of Torrance on California map.

Quick Facts about Torrance

Population : 141,553 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Postal code : 90501–90510
Phone Area Codes : 310
Water as percent of area : 0.37%
Land as percent of area : 99.63%
Named for : Jared Sidney Torrance
Altitude : 89 feet / 27 meters
Establishment : May 05, 1921 (102 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 00:07:48 (13th April 2024)
Population growth : -2.74% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Torrance is located at 33°50'9"N 118°20'26"W (33.8358500, -118.3406300).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Torrance decreased by 2.74% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 145,438 - census
2011 145,769 0.23% estimation process
2012 146,257 0.33% estimation process
2013 146,671 0.28% estimation process
2014 146,845 0.12% estimation process
2015 146,950 0.07% estimation process
2016 146,416 -0.36% estimation process
2017 145,781 -0.44% estimation process
2018 144,706 -0.74% estimation process
2019 143,592 -0.78% estimation process
2020 141,553 -1.44% estimation process

Torrance zip code is 90501. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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Where to Stay in Torrance

1 Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach

Rating: 4.3 (1814)

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Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach

2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Torrance - South Bay

Rating: 4.3 (1357)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Torrance - South Bay

3 Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach

Rating: 4.3 (906)

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Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach

4 Miyako Hybrid Hotel

Rating: 4.5 (855)

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Miyako Hybrid Hotel

5 Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance, an IHG Hotel

Rating: 4.1 (825)

19800 S Vermont, Torrance, CA 90502, United States ➦ Show Map

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Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance, an IHG Hotel

Other Places in Torrance

1 Torrance City Hall

Rating: 4 (25)

3031 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503, United States ➦ Show Map

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Torrance City Hall

2 City of Torrance - Housing

Rating: 5 (3)

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3 Torrance City Clerk

Rating: 1 (1)

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4 Torrance Parks & Recreation

2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503, United States ➦ Show Map

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5 Torrance Economic Development

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6 City of Torrance

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People born in Torrance (199)

People born in Torrance, including retired Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly, musician Bill Stevenson, figure skater Michelle Kwan, .

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Schools in Torrance

College & universities near Torrance, CA

Code Name City ZIP
457086 Homestead Schools Torrance (CA) 90505
491899 Victory Career College Torrance (CA) 90502-4434
114637 Redondo Beach Beauty College Redondo Beach (CA) 90278-3111
459161 Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences Gardena (CA) 90248
113980 El Camino Community College District Torrance (CA) 90506

Stations (41)

Amtrak & bus stations near Torrance, CA

Code Name Address Type
TOA Torrance, CA 20575 Hamilton Avenue BUS
ESG El Segundo, CA 700 South Douglas Street BUS
SPD San Pedro (Catalina Terminal), California 1st Stop: N.Front & Swinford, Berth 95, Catalina BUS
SPO San Pedro (Downtown), California 931 S. Gaffey St. BUS
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS

Post offices near Torrance

Post Office Name City ZIP
Del Am Post Office Torrance (CA) 90503
Torran Post Office Torrance (CA) 90503
Marcelina Post Office Torrance (CA) 90501
North Torran Post Office Torrance (CA) 90504
Walteria Post Office Torrance (CA) 90505

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Distance to Other Cities

Torrance distances to largest California cities