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Torrance
  • City in California

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

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Torrance is a city in California with a population of 144,430. Torrance is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Torrance offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Torrance there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Torrance and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Torrance are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$796,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,803
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    85.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    73.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    263.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,436.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    346.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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