Torrance demographics profile

StatisticTorranceCaliforniaNational
Population147,30738,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,19423291
Median age41.736.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%46%43%
Speak English61%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%
Torrance, CA has a population of 147,307 and is the 178th largest city in the United States. The population density is 7,194 per sq mi which is 2996% higher than the California average and 7840% higher than the national average. The median age in Torrance is 42 which is approximately 16% higher than the California average of 36. In Torrance, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 61% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 51% of Torrance residents were born in California, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 29% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Torrance is 2996% higher than California.
  • The median age in Torrance is 16% higher than California.
  • In Torrance 50.45% of the population is White.
  • In Torrance 2.58% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Torrance 34.33% of the population is Asian.

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Torrance population breakdown by race

RaceTorranceCaliforniaNational
White50.45%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American2.58%5.85%12.63%
Asian34.33%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.42%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.53%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.62%4.62%3.06%
Other race5.07%13.28%4.75%
In Torrance, 17.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Torrance, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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