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Torrance, California

Torrance California
Administration
Full nameCity of Torrance
Official nameCity of Torrance
Settlement typeCity
MottoA Balanced City
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedMay 12, 1921
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Frank Scotto
Gene Barnett
Tom Brewer
Furey
Numark
Susan Rhilinger
Bill Sutherland
City TreasurerDana Cortez
City ClerkSue Herbers
Geography
Total Area20.553 sq mi (53.2 km2)
Land Area20.478 sq mi (53 km2)
Water Area0.075 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation89 ft (27.1 m)
Demography
Total Population145438 (8th in Los Angeles County
36th in California
166th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes90501-90510
Area code310
FIPS code06-80000
GNIS feature ID1652802

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Torrance is a city incorporated in 1921 and located in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Torrance has 1.5 mi (2.4 km) of shore-front beaches on the Pacific Ocean, quieter and less well-known by tourists than others on the Santa Monica Bay, such as those of neighboring Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. Torrance enjoys a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.

The Torrance population was 145,438 at the 2010 census. This residential and light-high-tech industries city has 90,000 street trees and 30 city parks. Torrance is the birthplace of the AYSO American Youth Soccer Organization.


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