Select Census Data for Gardena


  • Median Home Value: $341,900
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1960
  • Total Housing Units: 21,765
  • Vacant Housing Units: 5.1%
  • Owner-occupied: 50.2%
  • Renter-occupied: 49.8%
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Population Data

  • Population: 59,682
  • Median Age: 38.4
  • Median Income: $47,856
  • Income per Capita: $23,230

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 17.5%
  • College Education: 12.2%
  • Professional Education: 0.6%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 30,220
  • Number Employed: 89.5%
  • Number Unemployed: 10.5%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 0.8%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 68.1%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 31.9%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 4.4%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,137
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

City Website
City Address
1700 West 162nd St.
Gardena, CA
City Phone
(310) 217-9500
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas

The Gardena City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Agendas and staff reports are available here.

The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Fire Department
City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
$0.275 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof (GMC Sec. 3.08.020)
Inspection at Sale
Business License for Agents
Rent Control
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions
Home Improvement Programs

Signage Ordinances in Gardena

Single Family Residential Properties:
A. Maximum one sign per property, six square feet; maximum height (if freestanding) five feet.

Multiple-Family Dwellings and Subdivisions of fewer than five lots or units:
A. Maximum one sign per property, twenty square feet; maximum height if freestanding: ten feet;
setback from property line (if freestanding): five feet.
B. Maximum display time – until thirty days after the sale, rental or lease of all the units advertised.

Subdivisions of five or more lots or units, and on commercial and industrial properties:
A. Maximum one sign per property, maximum size: thirty two square feet; maximum height if
freestanding: ten feet; minimum setback from the property line (if freestanding): five feet.
B. Maximum display time – not more than thirty days after all the units have been sold, rented or leased.

Printable version of sign ordinance available here

News Stories about Gardena

Vote NO on Proposition 10 in November - it'll make the housing crisis worse

August 3, 2018 A statewide coalition representing a broad array of interests is mounting a campaign to oppose Proposition 10, a measure on the California ballot for November ... read more

Congresswoman Maxine Waters updates REALTORS® on the latest in Washington

August 25, 2017 With Congress in summer recess and our representatives back in their home districts, REALTORS® around the South Bay and South Los Angeles took the opportunity ... read more

REALTORS® and the Torrance Chamber meet our Members of Congress

January 19, 2017 On January 19, members of the South Bay Association of REALTORS® joined with the Torrance Chamber of Commerce to meet with two members of Congress ... read more

Tell us about your experience with PACE loans

January 4, 2017 Many homeowners throughout California are benefiting from Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy-efficient home improvements. Depending on your city, there are a number ... read more
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Know the real estate laws for happier transactions!

October 5, 2016 The Quick Take: Gardena officials are concerns that some "Truth is Sale" reports have not been submitted by property sellers. REALTORS® and their clients are ... read more

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Data, 2010-2014. This product uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau. For more recent housing data, see SBAOR's monthly releases of market statistics at