Manhattan Beach

33.8847° N, 118.4109° W

Overview for Manhattan Beach, CA

35,585 people live in Manhattan Beach, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $99,695. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,585

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,695

Average individual Income

Welcome to Manhattan Beach

Lavish city lifestyle meets gorgeous, laid-back beach town vibes
 
The City of Manhattan Beach is an upscale beach community in Los Angeles County. Here, there are plenty of palm-tree-lined streets and ocean views to enjoy. It features over two miles of vibrant beachfront. The city hosts multiple well-maintained and well-loved parks. The area also boasts some of the best, most stable year-round weather you can find. Did someone say, “beach weather?”
 
Manhattan Beach includes mostly residential areas, with single-family homes and several luxury condominiums. If you head down to the Manhattan Beach Pier, you will find an abundant source of food and entertainment, as well as Downtown Manhattan Beach which features shopping, food, and more. Highland Avenue in North Manhattan Beach features an array of fun shops, cafes, and restaurants. The picturesque Manhattan Beach Pier houses the Roundhouse Aquarium. There is even a bicycle path along the beach and an annual downtown car show that brings out some fantastic rides.
 

What to Love

  • Miles of beautiful beachfront
  • A great selection of restaurants to discover
  • A laid-back feel
  • A fun surfing scene, biking, beach strolls
  • Many opportunities for shopping
 

Local Lifestyle

Manhattan Beach is a comfortable community with a more relaxed pace of life compared to the not-too-far-away downtown Los Angeles. It is a community that knows how to take things easy. However, there is still plenty of fun for Manhattan Beach residents to enjoy within the city. Often, you’ll find residents flocking to the beach to enjoy the gorgeous southern California weather. Residents can take a relaxing bicycle ride on the bike path known as The Strand or take part in the active surf scene. Relaxing on the beach or surfing the waves, there’s no wrong way to enjoy Manhattan Beach.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

After a fun day at the beach, you’ve got many excellent opportunities for food. Founded in 2011, the Strand House has fine dining, a fantastic ocean view, and live music. The Arthur J is an upscale steakhouse near the ocean with vintage vibes, a wood fire grill, and phenomenal food. With a place like the Arthur J’s, a reservation is a good idea as they tend to keep the locals coming back for more.
 
Fishbar Manhattan Beach is a popular spot if you’re in the mood for seafood, sporting a menu of New England clam chowder, lobster tacos, salmon piccata, truffled crab mac & cheese, scallops on a skewer, and other exciting options. Manhattan Beach Post is another delectable dining destination, with menu standouts like Dodge City salami, crispy potato gnocchi, and grilled New Zealand lamb chops.
 
For cutting-edge fashion, visit Marine Layer. Here, you’ll find men’s and women's clothing, emphasizing soft fabric and environmental sustainability. You won’t have to go far from the beach to find fabulous beachwear. BLVD MB offers women’s and men’s beach clothes and more. You’ll find clothes here from dozens of designers that are sure to elevate your style and fit the needs of any SoCal lifestyle.
 

Things to Do

Veterans Parkway is a pedestrian trail with plenty of shade. It even has workout stations. At the beach, you can take part in a beach volleyball game, go surfing, or just take it easy. New to surfing? Look into the One Wave Surf. It is a surfing school that provides private and group lessons. They also have Surf Coaching for more advanced surfers. One Wave Surf also rents and sells surfboards
 
Highland Avenue, a short distance from the beach, features large palm trees, beautiful buildings, and plenty of opportunities to shop and eat. The Downtown Manhattan Beach Farmers' Market has exactly what you need if you're looking for fresh produce and local treats. There, you can discover over 40 different local businesses, plus live music.
 
For car enthusiasts, there’s an Annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show. It fills downtown Manhattan with scores of beautiful automobiles, live music, and raffle prizes. Whether you bring a car or just go to spectate, it is sure to be a spectacular time. The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier is home to over 100 types of undersea life.
 
No holiday celebration would be complete without the annual pier lighting to ring in the start of the season. In downtown Manhattan Beach and along Manhattan Beach Pier, enjoy festive tunes, live reindeer, carolers, and holiday lighting as you shop for gifts for your loved ones and take in the scenery.
 

Schools

Manhattan Beach is served by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.
 
 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach has 13,422 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Manhattan Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,585 people call Manhattan Beach home. The population density is 11,231.025 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,585

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

49.33 / 50.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
13,422

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$99,695

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Manhattan Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Manhattan Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Journey Of Faith Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
First Lutheran Circle Of Love
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Beach Cities Learning Center
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Manhattan Beachh
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Meadows Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Opal Robinson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Grand View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available

School information changes over time and this information is for general reference. 

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