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Torrance is 21 square miles (12,312 acres) and is situated halfway between Los Angeles and Orange Counties and bound by the Pacific Ocean on the west. Torrance has 1.5 miles of lifeguard-patrolled beaches, bath house facilities and public parking. It also has 550 miles of sidewalks, 90,000 street trees, and 30 city parks.
A Balanced City, The City with a Hometown Feel
Cork Oak (Quercus Suber)
The population of Torrance is 148,965 with a peak daytime population (2 p.m.) of 203,111. Torrance is the sixth largest city in Los Angeles County and the 33rd largest city in California.
Torrance enjoys a pleasant year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.
October 24, 1912
May 12, 1921
Jared Sidney Torrance
Frank Scotto, Mayor