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

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.

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

Signage Ordinances in Manhattan Beach

Real Estate Signs:
A. One (1) unlighted sign on each street frontage, not to exceed six (6) square feet or four feet (4’) in height.

Construction Signs:
A. One (1) unlighted sign, not to exceed four square feet in area on the site of a project actively under construction for each contractor, architect or engineer. Total signs on a site shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet.

Freestanding Directional Signs:
A. May be used to direct traffic to an open house. B. Signs shall be a maximum of four (4) square feet and maybe displayed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. C. One (1) flag or pennant per sign is permitted.

News Stories about Manhattan Beach

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