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Overall Niche Grade
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  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%
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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
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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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I enjoy the strong sense of the Torrance community, as prevalent in service projects, the Torrance culture arts centre, and other local community events which occur. Weekly farmers markets encourage the maintenance of small, local, family businesses and other annual events encourage the development of community connections. Torrance is the first place which comes to mind when I think of home. If I were to wish to improve anything, it would be the education. Although various resources are available, teachers fail to spark students' motivation to strive for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. As a role model to the future education of America, they should aspire to inspire students, rather than bare minimum work and mediocre qualifications.
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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!
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.