Manhattan Beach

Select Census Data for Manhattan Beach


  • Median Home Value: $1,000,001
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1961
  • Total Housing Units: 15,750
  • Vacant Housing Units: 11.4%
  • Owner-occupied: 68.5%
  • Renter-occupied: 31.5%
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Population Data

  • Population: 35,534
  • Median Age: 42.1
  • Median Income: $142,071
  • Income per Capita: $81,787

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 4.8%
  • College Education: 30.4%
  • Professional Education: 5.8%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 18,726
  • Number Employed: 94.7%
  • Number Unemployed: 5.1%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 0.2%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 76.6%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 23.4%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 5.4%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,987
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

Signage Restrictions
City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
Inspection at Sale
Buyers are required to certify that toilets are retrofitted to 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf). Certification may occur up to six months after close of escrow. Other exemptions may apply. See City website for details.
Building Report at Sale
Business License for Agents
Rent Control
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions
Home Improvement Programs
City Address
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA
City Phone
(310) 802-5000
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas

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

Meeting agendas are available here.

News Stories about Manhattan Beach

This Just In: Rent Control Doesn't Work, says an influential California newspaper

August 28, 2018 The San Jose Mercury News said in an August 25 editorial that rent control is not the solution to our state's housing crisis, and voters ... read more

Are you ready for shared electric scooters and bikes in your community?

August 13, 2018 Shared bikes that are docked in dedicated racks have proliferated in cities all over the U.S., while shared electric scooters - the kind that you ... read more

Coastal Commission puts off major policy on sea level rise impacting properties on the coastline

August 9, 2018 The California Coastal Commission today at its monthly meeting in Redondo Beach, Calif. passed a resolution addressing sea level rise and shoreline preservation, while postponing ... read more

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

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
Manhattan Beach Blvd at Metlox Plaza

Manhattan Beach moves to protect small town charm, but not without risks

December 9, 2016 After several years of planning, discussions and public participation, the Manhattan Beach City Council this week moved to protect the small town charm of its ... read more

White House calls on cities to rethink restrictive zoning laws

September 30, 2016 The Obama Administration weighed into the debate about overly restrictive zoning laws that has been riling up land use and development folks for decades - and ... read more

Beach Cities Mayors Talk Local Issues

September 20, 2016 In August, SBAOR's South Bay YPN hosted a Networking & Knowledge reception in Redondo Beach. This well attended event hosted the Beach Cities Mayors - ... 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