Lomita, California

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Lomita is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 20,046 at the 2000 census. Lomita is Spanish for "little knoll".



Lomita was originally part of Rancho San Pedro, granted by the Spanish Empire to Juan Jose Dominguez by King Carlos III of Spain in 1784.

Lomita established a sister city relationship with Takaishi, Osaka, Japan in October 1981.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²), all land.

Lomita originally spanned 7 square miles (18 km2). However, over time, much of this area was annexed by neighboring cities. A notable example is "Lomita Fields," now Zamperini Field (the Torrance Municipal Airport).


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 20,046 people, 8,015 households, and 5,033 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,073.6/km² (10,572.7/mi²). There were 8,295 housing units at an average density of 1,685.6/km² (4,375.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.16% White, 4.18% African American, 0.70% Native American, 11.41% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 10.79% from other races, and 6.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.20% of the population.

There were 8,015 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.13.

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