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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$652,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Torrance Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    80
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    307
    500
  • Theft
    1,560
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,862
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Torrance Reviews

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Amazing city where you feel comfortable all the time. Not too far from LA, but far enough to calm down from the mainstream city's chaos. Everyone is very friendly and knows their way around the city. There are many stores for shopping, eating out, or entertainment. Their education system is very good as well. A very well rounded city in general!
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Torrance is very safe and friendly. Not very diverse because the city has a lot of Asians but everyone is friendly! Schools are very competitive with each other but overall they are all a family. There is sometimes traffic in Torrance on major streets with freeways but there are also streets that often time are not busy at all. The job opportunities are low currently. Haven't seen many places hiring. The food that can be found in Torrance have got to be the best. From ramen or tacos, it's all delicious.
Torrance is an amazing city! You are surrounded by many shopping centers and restaurants! It's not difficult to find anything around here and its the perfect place to bring a guest. Although there aren't many places to go with children, its a family friendly neighborhood! We even have a beach near by! There are many parks and recreation places to go to as well. If you are looking for a city to relax and spend a couple days at torrance is the way to go!