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Torrance is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community was named after Jared S. Torrance, landowner
The latitude of Torrance is 33.835N. The longitude is -118.339W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 142,621.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Torrance demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 90504 ZIP code.
10% of Torrance residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Torrance ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Torrance was $28,144, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Torrance residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Torrance, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $846. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,808.
Libraries in Torrance include El Retiro Branch Library, Henderson Branch Library, Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, North Torrance Branch Library, Southeast Branch Library, Walteria Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Torrance include Torrance Daily Breeze
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Torrance political report.
Torrance restaurants taking online reservations include Aioli Restaurant, Restaurant Christine ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Torrance workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Torrance between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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