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Encyclopedia > El Segundo

El Segundo is a city located in Los Angeles County, California on the Santa Monica Bay. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,033.

The area was once a part of the El Rancho Sausal Redondo ("The Clump of the Willows"). The most common story of how it received its current name is that it became the second (el segundo) Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast in 1911.

The city was incorporated on January 18, 1917.



El Segundo is located at 33°55'17" North, 118°24'22" West (33.921313, -118.406233)1.

El Segundo contains a major Chevron oil refinery residing on the south border of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.0 km˛ (10.8 mi˛). 14.3 km˛ (5.5 mi˛) of it is land and 13.6 km˛ (5.3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 48.70% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,033 people, 7,060 households, and 3,911 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,117.4/km˛ (2,894.6/mi˛). There are 7,261 housing units at an average density of 506.0/km˛ (1,310.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 83.61% White, 1.17% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.41% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 3.51% from other races, and 4.55% from two or more races. 11.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,060 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 38.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $61,341, and the median income for a family is $74,007. Males have a median income of $52,486 versus $41,682 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,996. 4.6% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.921313&longitude=-118.406233&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.921313&lon=-118.406233&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-118.406233&lat=33.921313&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
El Segundo Travel: City of El Segundo California Tourism Directory & Vacation Guide (286 words)
The affable community of El Segundo, on the southern coastline of California, has good reason to be called one of the most friendly cities in Los Angeles County.
Nowadays, business is thriving in El Segundo, which is home to California's second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
Its close proximity to the Los Angeles International Airport makes El Segundo easily accessible from anywhere in the world; and with Los Angeles City only 30 minutes away, all of the modern attractions found there are within easy reach.
El Segundo, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (933 words)
El Segundo is a city in Los Angeles County, California on the Santa Monica Bay, incorporated on January 18, 1917.
In addition to the Chevron oil refinery, El Segundo is also home to the El Segundo power plant and adjacent to the Hyperion sewage treatment plant.
Dockweiler State Beach is partially located in El Segundo, including the only RV park on the beach in California.
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