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Welcome to Hermosa Beach ...

The coastal city of Hermosa Beach is located in Los Angeles County.

A typical abbreviation for Hermosa Beach: Hermosa Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hermosa Beach has a population of 19,708 people<1> (see below for details).

Hermosa Beach was incorporated January 10, 1907.

The community of Hermosa Beach is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Hermosa Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hermosa Beach: (310) and (424)<3>

The ZIP code for Hermosa Beach: 90254<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hermosa Beach had a population of 19,506 people. This makes Hermosa Beach the county's 68th most populous community.

The population of Hermosa Beach represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 295th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,506 people, the population of Hermosa Beach increased 5.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,566 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hermosa Beach had an population of 19,708 people. This is an increase of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.15% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hermosa Beach.

Communities near Hermosa Beach ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hermosa Beach and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Carson   [Map]   92,735   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Compton   [Map]   97,612   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Inglewood   [Map]   110,598   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   80,967   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   469,450   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hermosa Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hermosa Beach. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hermosa Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hermosa Beach. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hermosa Beach:

Websites for Hermosa Beach ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hermosa Beach ...

Looking for more information about Hermosa Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hermosa Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hermosa Beach.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hermosa Beach. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hermosa Beach.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hermosa Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hermosa Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hermosa Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Hermosa Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hermosa Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hermosa Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hermosa Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermosa Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8622, Longitude: -118.4000     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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