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Hermosa Beach

History


Early Hermosa was a collection of sparse-looking sand dunes seemingly 40 miles from nowhere. A steady wind whipping across the barren dunes made life miserable for the first hardy pioneers.

By 1913, Hermosa had 900 residents, a modest downtown business section, a church (St. Cross Episcopal) and two schools with an enrollment of more than 100 students.

By 1930 Hermosa had a population of about 3,000 persons, but the wheels of progress ground to a halt at this point. The stock market crash in 1929 and the subsequent bank failures in the early thirties hit the town hard.
By 1940, largely due to the sudden surge just a few years earlier, Hermosa numbered 7,197 residents, more than double the 1930 totals. And then came World War Two and the tremendous expansion of the nearby aircraft industry.

Administrators, laborers and aircraft service personnel surged into the area. Building boomed and real estate prices started rising.

Today, plans for a new, multi-million-dollar municipal pier, a yacht harbor, new off-street parking areas for the downtown and highway business sections, a modern new civic center and increased park and recreational facilities are among top priority programs.

With these and other projects under way, Hermosaplans to a foremost scenic vacation spots and one of the top recreational living areas in Southern California.

Census Data (2000)
Population: 18,566, Est. pop. July 2002: 19,281 (+3.9% change)
Males: 9,846 (53.0%), Females: 8,720 (47.0%)
Elevation: 15 feet
County: Los Angeles
Land area: 1.4 square miles
Zip code: 90254
Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $81,153 (year 2000)
Median house value: $519,200 (year 2000)

Education Level - age 25 & over
* High school or higher: 97.5%
* Bachelor's degree or higher: 67.6%
* Graduate or professional degree: 23.3%
* Unemployed: 3.4%
* Mean travel time to work: 32.8 minutes

Marital Status –residence 15 years & longer
* Never married: 47.4%
* Now married: 37.5%
* Separated: 1.4%
* Widowed: 3.4%
* Divorced: 10.3%

Hospitals/Medical Centers near Hermosa Beach:
* LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL, TORRANCE, CA
* ROBERT F KENNEDY MEDICAL CENTER, HAWTHORNE, CA
* DEL AMO HOSPITAL, TORRANCE, CA

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