Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$46,588$31,458$29,829
Median household income$94,781$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$119,872$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$71,051$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$58,495$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$43,381$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level6.8%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Torrance is 56% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Torrance is 71% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Torrance is 34% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Torrance is 55% lower than the national average

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      $63,181 $94,781 $189,562
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Torrance median earnings by income bracket

      Torrance employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.6%6.6%
      Manufacturing sector15.3%15.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.1%4.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%14.2%
      Public administration3.1%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%8.7%
      Education, health & social services11.4%11.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,439$250,000351.9%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,359$197,826257.6%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,064$153,926178.2%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,025$149,632170.5%
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA41,635$146,163164.2%
      Torrance, CA144,430$94,78171.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Thornton, CO144,186$80,73245.9%
      Bridgeport, CT145,014$47,48414.2%
      Saguenay, QC145,134n/a 
      Paterson, NJ145,484$45,14118.4%
      Savannah, GA145,492$46,14916.6%
      Torrance, CA144,430$94,78171.3%
      Source: The Torrance, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).