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Lomita is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 20,256 at the 2010 census, up from 20,046 at the 2000 census. The word 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 1.9 square miles, all of which is land. Lomita originally spanned 7 square miles. 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).
The 2010 United States Census reported that Lomita had a population of 20,256. The population density was 10,601.3 people per square mile (4,093.2/km²). The racial makeup of Lomita was 11,987 (59.2%) White, 1,075 (5.3%) African American, 174 (0.9%) Native American, 2,923 (14.4%) Asian, 140 (0.7%) Pacific Islander, 2,680 (13.2%) from other races, and 1,277 (6.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,652 persons (32.8%). The Census reported that 20,089 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 57 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 110 (0.5%) were institutionalized.
There were 8,068 households, out of which 2,479 (30.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,409 (42.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,160 (14.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 481 (6.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 491 (6.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 55 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,420 households (30.0%) were made up of individuals and 822 (10.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49. There were 5,050 families (62.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.12. The population was spread out with 4,378 people (21.6%) under the age of 18, 1,743 people (8.6%) aged 18 to 24, 5,699 people (28.1%) aged 25 to 44, 5,904 people (29.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,532 people (12.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
Fire protection in Lomita is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department with ambulance transport by McCormack Ambulance. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) operates the Lomita Station in Lomita. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Torrance Health Center in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, near Torrance and serving Lomita. In the state legislature Lomita is located in the 28th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu, and in the 53rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Betsy Butler. Federally, Lomita is located in California’s 36th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +11 and is represented by Democrat Janice Hahn. The United States Postal Service Lomita Post Office is located at 25131 Narbonne Avenue.
Lomita residents are within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area is within Board District 7. As of 2008 Dr. Richard Vladovic represents the district. Elementary schools that serve Lomita include: Eshelman Avenue Elementary School, Lomita Math/Science Magnet (Kindergarten zoned only – 1-5 is magnet only), and President Avenue Elementary School (1-5) (in Los Angeles).
Source: Lomita on Wikipedia