Culver City, California

Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. As of 2020 census, the population was 40,779. The city was named after its founder, Harry Culver.[7] It is mostly surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Over the years, it has annexed more than 40 pieces of adjoining land and now comprises about five square miles (13 km2).

Culver City, California
City of Culver City
Culver City sign at sunset in October 2010
"The Heart of Screenland"
Location within Los Angeles County
Culver City
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Culver City
Location within California
Culver City
Location within the United States
Culver City
Culver City (North America)
Culver City
Culver City (Earth)
Coordinates: 34°0′28″N 118°24′3″W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
IncorporatedSeptember 20, 1917[1]
Named forHarry Culver
  MayorDaniel Lee
  Vice MayorAlbert Vera
  City CouncilGöran Eriksson
Alex Fisch
Yasmine-Imani McMorrin
  City ManagerJohn M. Nachbar[2]
  Total5.14 sq mi (13.31 km2)
  Land5.11 sq mi (13.24 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)  0.54%
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
  Density7,977.11/sq mi (3,080.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
90230–90233, 90066[5]
Area codes310/424[6]
FIPS code06-17568
GNIS feature IDs1652695, 2410276

Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a center for film and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. From 1932 to 1986, it was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment have headquarters in the city. Originally founded as a whites-only city, or sundown town, since the 1980s it has become fairly diverse with one of the most diverse school systems in the United States.[8][9]

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