Hermosa Beach City Facts

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  • City incorporated – January 14, 1907
  • Council-City Manager form of government
  • Located 17 miles Southwest of Los Angeles on Southern end of Santa Monica Bay
  • Area covered – 1.43 square miles
  • Elevation – 0 to 200 feet above sea level
  • Average rainfall – 12.1 inches per year
  • Average temperature – Summer, 74 degrees and Winter, 55 degrees
  • Average water temperature – 60 degrees (Summer, 68 degrees/Winter, 50 degrees)
  • 2011 population estimate – 19,557
  • 2010-11 Assessed Valuation of the City: $4.9 Billion
  • 2007 City per capita personal Income: $102,630
  • 2011-12 Budget: Operations: $32,977,258. Capital Outlay & Improvements: $2,907,185.
  • Total number of dwelling units: 9,838 (59.4% Renter Occupied, 40.6% Owner Occupied)
  • Hermosa Pier: 1,228 feet long with year round fishing
  • Number of Hotels/Motels: Eight and One Youth Hostel
  • Airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 4 miles North
  • Torrance Municipal Airport, 7 miles Southeast
  • Bus Lines: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and various local shuttle systems
  • Parks: Twenty
  • Churches: Six
  • Schools: Two Elementary/Intermediate Schools. Serviced by two out-of-city high schools (Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach) One Catholic elementary and high school.
  • Total Public School Enrollment: Approximately 1,278 (2010)
  • Daily Newspapers: South Bay Daily Breeze, L.A. Times (section), Weekly Newspapers: Easy Reader, Beach Reporter

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