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El Segundo's population grew steadily from the town's inception, but spiked dramatically after World War II. With limited available space to build housing, the town's residential population eventually leveled off at just over 16,000. That number will increase slightly with construction of several large multi-unit condo and townhome complexes.

While many families descending from the town's original settlers have remained in El Segundo through multiple generations, the city has seen a large influx of new residents in recent years; many of them younger, educated professionals. They choose El Segundo not just because they work here, but also because of the community's excellent schools, low crime, quiet neighborhoods, city services and small town charm.

Meanwhile, El Segundo's daytime population peaks at approximately 70,000 people on a daily basis, thanks to the vast number of employees who work here.

Population

  • Workforce Population = 70,000+
  • Total Residential Population = 16,578
  • Families = 4,105
  • Family Income (median) = $86,364
  • Households = 7,410

Age

  • 22.3% under the age of 18
  • 6.7% from 18 to 24
  • 31.1% from 25 to 44
  • 29.8% from 45 to 64
  • 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older.
  • Median Age: 39.2
  • For every 100 females there are 108.3 males.

Educational Attainment (18 years and over)

  • High School Graduate or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher: 46.4%

Ethnicity

  • African American = 337
  • Asian = 1,458
  • Caucasian = 12,997
  • Latin/Hispanic = 2,609
  • Native American = 68
  • Pacific Islander = 38
  • Other race = 799
  • Two or more races = 957

Climate

As is the case for much of the Los Angeles area, the weather in El Segundo features warm summers and mild winters, with close to ideal climate conditions in spring and fall.

Annual precipitation averages less than 15 inches a year. The marine layer and gentle breezes from the adjacent coast help ease hot summer temperatures and minimize smog.

Average Temperatures

Period Min Mean Max
Jan – Mar 46.2 55.3 64.3
Apr – Jun 51.9 59.2 66.5
Jul – Sep 62.6 68.8 74.9
Oct – Dec 65.8 65.9 66
Year 56.6 62.3 68

Source: US Census Data 2010