A
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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$638,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,473
National
$928
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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    362
    525
  • Theft
    1,356
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,549
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
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Torrance is awesome! Super friendly neighborhood, with an eager to help community, and healthy environment. The people here are very diverse, which means that the food here is also very diverse. Most foods are available here, and it allows you to experience other cultures as well. One of the other pluses of Torrance is that our mall, Del Amo Mall is one of the biggest malls in California. Overall, I believe Torrance is one of the best cities here in Southern California.
I love the city of Torrance, but lately there has been a lot of road work being done which has increased some traffic on the surface streets. I am hoping that the construction will help in prove our city's streets overall. We could use some more parking on the streets as well. Great community!