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2010 Census: Hermosa Grows 5 Percent Over Decade

The new U.S. Census Bureau count also includes housing unit figures.

Hermosa Beach’s population rose 5.06 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The census listed Hermosa Beach as having a population of 18,566 in 2000—that number rose to 19,506 in 2010.

The census figures indicated that there are 10,162 housing units in Hermosa Beach, 9,550 of which are occupied and 612 of which are vacant. The 2000 census did not include housing figures.

How diverse is Hermosa? There are 1,632 residents who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1,111 residents are Asian, according to the bureau.

A total of 229 residents are black or African-American, 46 are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 818 identified themselves as being of two or more races, the data showed.

About 87 percent of the city’s population, 16,928 residents identifies itself as white, the census showed. Figures were similar in 2000.

Subject (Year 2010)Total: Hermosa Beach18 years and over NumberPercentNumberPercent POPULATION         Total population 19,506 100.0 16,413 100.0  



RACE         One race 18,688 95.8 15,947 97.2 White 16,928 86.8 14,392 87.7 Black or African American 229 1.2 202 1.2 American Indian and Alaska Native 49 0.3 44 0.3 Asian 1,111 5.7 994 6.1 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 46 0.2 39 0.2 Some Other Race 325 1.7 276 1.7 Two or More Races 818 4.2 466 2.8           HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE         Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,632 8.4 1,263 7.7 Not Hispanic or Latino 17,874 91.6 15,150 92.3 One race 17,216 88.3 14,785 90.1 White 15,780 80.9 13,515 82.3 Black or African American 216 1.1 189 1.2 American Indian and Alaska Native 28 0.1 26 0.2 Asian 1,097 5.6 983 6.0 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 43 0.2 36 0.2 Some Other Race 52 0.3 36 0.2 Two or More Races 658 3.4 365 2.2           HOUSING UNITS         Total housing units 10,162 100.0               OCCUPANCY STATUS         Occupied housing units 9,550 94.0     Vacant housing units 612 6.0    

(Credit for chart: U.S. Census Bureau

Subject (Year 2000)Hermosa Beach city, California All ages18 years and over NumberPercentNumberPercent RACE         Total population 18,566 100.0 16,339 100.0 One race 18,026 97.1 15,973 97.8 White 16,632 89.6 14,717 90.1 Black or African American 150 0.8 135 0.8 American Indian and Alaska Native 74 0.4 62 0.4 Asian 817 4.4 747 4.6 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 41 0.2 38 0.2 Some other race 312 1.7 274 1.7 Two or more races 540 2.9 366 2.2 HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE         Total population 18,566 100.0 16,339 100.0 Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,253 6.7 1,037 6.3 Not Hispanic or Latino 17,313 93.3 15,302 93.7 One race 16,896 91.0 15,014 91.9 White 15,822 85.2 14,036 85.9 Black or African American 141 0.8 126 0.8 American Indian and Alaska Native 51 0.3 43 0.3 Asian 809 4.4 740 4.5 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 35 0.2 34 0.2 Some other race 38 0.2 35 0.2 Two or more races 417 2.2 288 1.8

(Credit for chart: U.S. Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau released state population figures in December indicating that California’s population grew from 33.9 million residents in 2000 to 37.3 million in 2010.

This 10 percent growth rate makes California the 20th-fastest-growing state in the country, and it remains the most populous state, figures showed. (See accompanying map).

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