Select Census Data for Torrance


  • Median Home Value: $622,800
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1963
  • Total Housing Units: 58,845
  • Vacant Housing Units: 6.1%
  • Owner-occupied: 55.6%
  • Renter-occupied: 44.4%
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Population Data

  • Population: 147,181
  • Median Age: 41.6
  • Median Income: $78,286
  • Income per Capita: $36,876

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 11.5%
  • College Education: 21.4%
  • Professional Education: 2.0%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 77,776
  • Number Employed: 91.8%
  • Number Unemployed: 8.1%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 1.1%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 68.5%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 31.5%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 2.8%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,466
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

City Address
3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA
City Phone
(310) 328-5310
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas
Planning Department
City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
Building Report at Sale
Business License for Agents
Rent Control
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions

Signage Ordinances in Torrance

One (1) to Four (4) Units

Real Estate Signs:
A. One (1) additional sign not to exceed twelve (12) square feet and six (6) feet high.
B. You may have a maximum of five (5) flags.
C. Sign must be located not less than five (5) feet from property line of the lot upon which such sign is placed.
D. Sign must pertain only to the rental lease or sale of the building or property upon which such sign is located.
E. Sign will be permitted without the issuance of a sign permit in any of the residential zones.

Open House Signs:
A. Signs may be placed in street dividers where service streets abut another street provided the signs are placed at the immediate point of access in the residential property for sale.
B. Signs are limited to four (4) square feet in area one (1) sign for each location displayed during daylight hours only.
C. Must be located in a manner so as not to interfere with the view of traffic.
D. Such signs are prohibited in street medians.
E. Six (6) unlighted directional open house signs leading to the site of the sale not to exceed six (6) square feet, four (4) feet high with one (1) pennant per sign may be placed on private property with consent of owner during daylight hours only and shall be permitted without the issuance of a sign permit provided however that such signs shall not be located at any location or driveway so as to interfere with the view of traffic at any intersection or driveway. Such placement of signs or pennants shall not allow the use of more than one (1) sign and one (1) pennant at any one (1) location to any one (1) real estate broker or owner.

Printable version of sign ordinance available here

News Stories about Torrance

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South Bay REALTORS connect with Torrance Mayor Pat Furey

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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