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Hermosa Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "beautiful"

The latitude of Hermosa Beach is 33.862N. The longitude is -118.398W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,429.


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Median household income
Local
$81,153
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hermosa Beach demographic reports
Hermosa Beach is on Santa Monica Bay of the Pacific Ocean
Originally part of the ocean frontage of Rancho Sausal Redondo
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 81. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1976 movie, "Carrie"
· 2003 TV series, "The OC"
Well-known residents have included:
· William Jennings Bryan, political and religious leader
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Hermosa Beach residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hermosa Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hermosa Beach was $54,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

68% of Hermosa Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hermosa Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,095.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,576.


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Libraries in Hermosa Beach include Hermosa Beach Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hermosa Beach political report.

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Hermosa Beach restaurants taking online reservations include The Shore Restaurant & Lounge ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Hermosa Beach workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hermosa Beach include Beach House at Hermosa, Hampton Inn Suites Hermosa Beach, Holiday Inn Hotel, Hotel Hermosa, Quality Inn & Suites.

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