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%
- 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%
- 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 Vacancy Rate: 2.8%
- Median Gross Rent: $1,466
Information about the city and real estate tools
The Torrance City Council meets every Tuesday evening. Meeting agendas and staff reports are available here.
The Planning Commission meets first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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