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Torrance, California

Torrance is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 137,946.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Area attractions
3 Demographics


Torrance is located at 33°50'5" North, 118°20'29" West (33.834815, -118.341330)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.2 km² (20.5 mi²). 53.2 km² (20.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Area attractions

The Del Amo Fashion Center, at 3 million square feet, is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States (estimates vary between the 2nd largest (after the Mall of America and the fourth largest, depending on the measurements used).


As of the census of 2000, there are 137,946 people, 54,542 households, and 36,270 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,593.1/km² (6,715.7/mi²). There are 55,967 housing units at an average density of 1,052.0/km² (2,724.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.16% White, 2.19% African American, 0.41% Native American, 28.61% Asian, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 4.57% from other races, and 4.72% from two or more races. 12.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 54,542 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $56,489, and the median income for a family is $67,098. Males have a median income of $51,472 versus $37,114 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,144. 6.4% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.0% are under the age of 18 and 6.8% are 65 or older.