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Welcome to Hermosa Beach ...

The coastal city of Hermosa Beach is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Hermosa Beach: Hermosa Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hermosa Beach has a population of 19,011 people<2> (see below for details).

Hermosa Beach is near sea level<3>.

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)<4>

The ZIP code for Hermosa Beach: 90254<5>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hermosa Beach, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 10, 1907.

Websites for Hermosa Beach ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hermosa Beach had an population of 19,011 people. This is a decrease of 2.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.4% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Communities near Hermosa Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hermosa Beach.

  • Los Angeles
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Hermosa Beach.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,970,219 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<7>
  • Long Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Hermosa Beach.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 454,681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<7>
  • Downey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
    • Downey lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Hermosa Beach.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,202 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<7>
  • Inglewood
  • Norwalk
  • Compton
  • South Gate
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gate
    • South Gate lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Hermosa Beach.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gate
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Gate<7>
  • Santa Monica
  • Carson
  • Lakewood

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hermosa Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hermosa Beach.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hermosa Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hermosa Beach. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hermosa Beach.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Hermosa Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hermosa Beach in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Hermosa Beach was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hermosa Beach.

The official website for Hermosa Beach:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hermosa Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hermosa Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), 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 BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermosa Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8622, Longitude: -118.4000    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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