Hermosa Beach

Select Census Data for Hermosa Beach


  • Median Home Value: $1,000,001
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1967
  • Total Housing Units: 10,556
  • Vacant Housing Units: 12.0%
  • Owner-occupied: 45.0%
  • Renter-occupied: 55.0%
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Population Data

  • Population: 19,725
  • Median Age: 38.3
  • Median Income: $105,029
  • Income per Capita: $74,730

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 6.3%
  • College Education: 36.6%
  • Professional Education: 4.2%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 12,519
  • Number Employed: 94.8%
  • Number Unemployed: 4.8%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 0.0%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 78.3%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 21.7%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.1%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,865
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

City Address
1315 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA
City Phone
(310) 318-0239
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas

City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Planning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month.

Meeting agendas available here.

City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
$0.275 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof (HBMC Sec. 3.28. 020)
Inspection at Sale
Building Report at Sale
Business License for Agents
Rent Control
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions
Home Improvement Programs

Signage Ordinances in Hermosa Beach

Real Estate Signage Restrictions
Hermosa Beach, CA

Residential Real Estate Signs:

A. One unlighted wall real estate sign not to exceed six square feet, or one single-faced real estate sign not to exceed six square feet, or one double-faced real estate sign not to exceed ten square feet in sign area.

B. The area of the sign shall include the area of any and all riders.

C. All riders shall be attached to the face of the basic sign.

D. One wall identification sign not exceeding two square feet in sign area, containing name, and address of occupant of premises. This sign may be illuminated provided the source thereof is indirect and shielded, and the illumination is not intermittent.

E. Exception – Where such site is abutted by more than one street, the above signs may be erected, installed or maintained on each street frontage.

Multiple Dwelling (three or more units, attached) Real Estate Signs:

A. One unlighted wall or ground rental sign, single-faced, twelve (12) square feet, or double-faced not to exceed sixteen (16) square feet in sign area, giving information on availability of rental on multiple dwellings.

B. Such signs shall be removed upon renting all units with the building.

C. Such signs shall be located entirely on private property.

D. Ground signs shall not be over four feet high above finished grade.

E. Wall signs shall not be over eight feet high above finished grade.

F. No moving sign, wind sign, projecting sign, combination sign, construction sign, roof sign, mobile sign, commodity identification sign, or any other sign having a device, symbol, design or figure used as identification, other than numbers or letters, shall be permitted.

Printable version of sign ordinance available here

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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 www.SouthBayAOR.com.