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Welcome to Torrance ...

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

When the people of Torrance refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Torrancite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Torrance has a population of 143,592 people<3> (see below for details).

Torrance was established in 1912 and was incorporated May 12, 1921.

The community of Torrance is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Torrance: (310) & (424)<5>

The ZIP codes for Torrance: 90501-90510<6>

Websites for Torrance ...

Official Website:   www.ci.torrance.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.torrancechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Torrance had an population of 143,592 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Torrance had a population of 145,438 people. This makes Torrance the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Torrance represents 0.39% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 145,438 people, the population of Torrance increased 5.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 137,946 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Torrance.

Communities Also Named Torrance ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Torrance - they are located in Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Torrance.

Communities near Torrance ...

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

  • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County]
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    • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Torrance
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,979,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<8>
  • Long Beach [Los Angeles County]
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    • Long Beach [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Torrance
    • Estimated population in 2019: 462,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<8>
  • Downey [Los Angeles County]
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    • Downey [Los Angeles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Torrance
    • Estimated population in 2019: 111,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<8>
  • Inglewood [Los Angeles County]
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    • Inglewood [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Torrance
    • Estimated population in 2019: 108,151 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inglewood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Los Angeles County]
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      • Norwalk [Los Angeles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 103,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
    • Compton [Los Angeles County]
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      • Compton [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95,605 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Compton<8>
    • South Gate [Los Angeles County]
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      • South Gate [Los Angeles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Gate<8>
    • Santa Monica [Los Angeles County]
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      • Santa Monica [Los Angeles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Monica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Monica<8>
    • Lakewood [Los Angeles County]
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      • Lakewood [Los Angeles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<8>
    • Bellflower [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellflower
      • Bellflower [Los Angeles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Torrance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76,435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellflower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellflower<8>

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 Torrance. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Torrance.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Torrance. 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 Torrance.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Torrance. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Torrance.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Torrance ...

Looking for more information about Torrance? 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 Torrance, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Torrance.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Torrance: www.ci.torrance.ca.us/

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Torrance refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Torrance may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Torrance.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Torrance - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310).
<6>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 Torrance). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Torrance or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Torrance includes: 90501, 90502, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90506, 90507, 90508, 90509 & 90510.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Torrance) 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 Torrance. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Torrance

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torrance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8377, Longitude: -118.3538    
<8>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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