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

The community name derives from Spanish for "hill"

The latitude of Lomita is 33.792N. The longitude is -118.314W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,548.


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Median household income
Local
$43,303
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lomita demographic reports
Lomita is near the Palos Verdes Peninsula
In the first part of the 20th century, the local economy centered on truck farming, particularly celery and strawberries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 117. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Thorpe
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Lomita Railroad Museum

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12% of Lomita residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lomita ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lomita was $22,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Lomita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lomita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $738.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,636.


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

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The average commute time for Lomita workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lomita between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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