Crip Gangs in Torrance, California
Torrance is a city located in the southwestern South Bay region of Los Angeles County, on a 20.5 sq. mile plot of land. Large-scale Asian immigration, as well as middle-class Latino American and African American home-buyers, have transformed Torrance into a diverse and multicultural city.
The Madrona Marsh, one of the country’s few urban wetlands, is found in Torrance. The Del Amo Mall, located in Torrance, is one of the largest malls in the US. Torrance is a major oil-producing region. The city was once dotted with thousands of oil wells and oil derricks. Today the ExxonMobil refinery in the north end of the city is responsible for much of Southern California’s gasoline supply.
The total population of Torrance is 140,625 people. 17% of residents are Hispanic, 51.3% of residents are White, 31.4% are Asian, and 2.2% are Black or African American. 30.6% of residents are foreign born, and 39.6% speak a language other than English in the home. 42.3% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 91.9% of residents have a high school degree. Only 3.8% of families and 5.1% of individuals live below the poverty line. The median family income is $89,198.