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Census 2000 Summary

The City of Torrance is located in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles County and has a land area of 20.49 square miles. According to the 2000 Census, the City has a population of 137,946, making it the 4th largest city in Los Angeles County.   

DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, 2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
Geographic Area: Torrance city
Subject Number Percent
Total population 137,946 100
SEX AND AGE    
Male 67,087 48.6
Female 70,859 51.4
     
Under 5 years 7,834 5.7
5 to 9 years 9,062 6.6
10 to 14 years 9,288 6.7
15 to 19 years 8,503 6.2
20 to 24 years 6,391 4.6
25 to 34 years 18,550 13.4
35 to 44 years 26,077 18.9
45 to 54 years 20,088 14.6
55 to 59 years 7,034 5.1
60 to 64 years 5,692 4.1
65 to 74 years 10,395 7.5
75 to 84 years 6,815 4.9
85 years and over 2,217 1.6
     
Median age (years) 38.7 (X)
     
18 years and over 106,206 77
     Male 50,746 36.8
     Female 55,460 40.2
21 years and over 101,965 73.9
62 years and over 22,734 16.5
65 years and over 19,427 14.1
     Male 7,914 5.7
     Female 11,513 8.3
     
RACE    
One race 131,437 95.3
White 81,605 59.2
Black or African American 3,022 2.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 560 0.4
Asian 39,462 28.6
Asian Indian 2,298 1.7
Chinese 6,558 4.8
Filipino 3,036 2.2
Japanese 13,991 10.1
Korean 9,481 6.9
Vietnamese 1,603 1.2
Other Asian 1 2,495 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 481 0.3
Native Hawaiian 161 0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro 42 0
Samoan 198 0.1
Other Pacific Islander 2 80 0.1
Some other race 6,307 4.6
Two or more races 6,509 4.7
     
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races    
White 87,059 63.1
Black or African American 3,726 2.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,451 1.1
Asian 42,919 31.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,106 0.8
Some other race 8,684 6.3
     
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE    
Total population 137,946 100
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 17,637 12.8
Mexican 10,398 7.5
Puerto Rican 549 0.4
Cuban 740 0.5
Other Hispanic or Latino 5,950 4.3
Not Hispanic or Latino 120,309 87.2
White alone 72,234 52.4
     
RELATIONSHIP    
Total population 137,946 100
In households 136,697 99.1
Householder 54,542 39.5
Spouse 28,437 20.6
Child 40,204 29.1
Own child under 18 years 29,343 21.3
Other relatives 7,393 5.4
Under 18 years 1,971 1.4
Nonrelatives 6,121 4.4
Unmarried partner 2,121 1.5
In group quarters 1,249 0.9
Institutionalized population 686 0.5
Noninstitutionalized population 563 0.4
     
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE    
Total households 54,542 100
Family households (families) 36,276 66.5
With own children under 18 years 16,965 31.1
Married-couple family 28,437 52.1
With own children under 18 years 13,312 24.4
Female householder, no husband present 5,624 10.3
With own children under 18 years 2,712 5
Nonfamily households 18,266 33.5
Householder living alone 15,005 27.5
Householder 65 years and over 4,980 9.1
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 18,253 33.5
Households with individuals 65 years and over 13,709 25.1
     
Average household size 2.51 (X)
Average family size 3.1 (X)
     
HOUSING OCCUPANCY    
Total housing units 55,967 100
Occupied housing units 54,542 97.5
Vacant housing units 1,425 2.5
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 160 0.3
     
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 2.4 (X)
     
HOUSING TENURE    
Occupied housing units 54,542 100
Owner-occupied housing units 30,533 56
Renter-occupied housing units 24,009 44
     
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.68 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.29 (X)

(X) Not applicable
1 - Other Asian alone
2 - Other Pacific Islander alone
3 - In combination with one or more other races listed..

Source: U.S. Census Bureau