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Located in: Los Angeles County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Hermosa Bch.

Time Zone: Hermosa Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (310), (424)<1>

ZIP Code: 90254<2>

Elevation: Near sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Hermosa Beach)


2016:<4>     19,789   (1.45% increase since 2010)  
2010:     19,506   (5.06% increase since 2000)
2000:     18,566

Total Area:<5>   1.43 sq. miles [3.7 km²]

Housing Units:<6>   10,162

Websites for Hermosa Beach

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Hermosa Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8622, Longitude: -118.4000     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   33° 51' 43"
Lon:   -118° 24' 0"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Redondo Beach

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Hermosa Beach

GNIS ID:   2410749
FIPS State / Place Code:   06 / 33364

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Hermosa Beach)

About Los Angeles County

The city of Los Angeles is the County Seat for Los Angeles County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Los Angeles)


2016:     10,137,915   (3.25% increase since 2010)  
2010:     9,818,605   (3.14% increase since 2000)
2000:     9,519,338

Total Area:   4,750 sq. miles [12,304.9 km²]   - of which 14.59% is water (693 sq. miles [1,795 km²])

Housing Units:   3,445,076

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Los Angeles

GNIS ID:   277283
FIPS State / County Code:   06 / 037

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Hermosa Beach)

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From the US Census


2016:     39,250,017   (5.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     37,253,956   (9.99% increase since 2000)
2000:     33,871,648

Websites for State of California

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of California

GNIS ID:   1779778
FIPS State:   06

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Hermosa Beach.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hermosa Beach. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Hermosa Beach, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Hermosa Beach.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hermosa Beach.