Torrance, California

Torrance is a city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is part of what is known as the South Bay region of the metropolitan area. Torrance has 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beaches on the Pacific Ocean and a moderate year-round climate with an average rainfall of 12 inches (300 mm) per year.[8] The city is 21 miles (34 km) miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and is bordered by Gardena and Lawndale to the north, Lomita to the east, Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates to the south, and Redondo Beach and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Torrance, California
City of Torrance
Motto(s): 
"A Balanced City"
Location of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles
Torrance, California
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 33°50′05″N 118°20′29″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedMay 12, 1921[1]
Named forJared Sidney Torrance
Government
  TypeCouncil-manager[2]
  City council[3]
  • Mayor Patrick J. Furey
  • Heidi Ann Ashcraft
  • George K. Chen
  • Mike Griffiths
  • Sharon Kalani
  • Aurelio Mattucci
  • Jack Walser
  City treasurerDana Cortez[3]
  City clerkRebecca Poirier[3]
Area
  Total20.53 sq mi (53.18 km2)
  Land20.50 sq mi (53.10 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.37%
Elevation89 ft (27 m)
Population
  Total147,067
  Rank8th in Los Angeles County
40th in California
187th in the United States
  Density7,200/sq mi (2,800/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
90277,[7] 90501–90510
Area codes310/424
FIPS code06-80000
GNIS feature IDs1652802, 2412087
Websitewww.torranceca.gov
People walking on Torrance Beach

Torrance was incorporated in 1921, and as of the 2020 census has a population of 147,067 residents.[6] The city has 30 parks.[8] The city consistently ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County. Torrance is the birthplace of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). It also has the second-highest percentage of residents of Japanese ancestry in California (8.9%), after the neighboring city of Gardena.[9]


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