Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is situated just 4 miles South of LAX airport.

Overview for Manhattan Beach, CA

11,908 people live in Manhattan Beach, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $85,181. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

Median Age


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


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach has 4,166 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. 11,908 people call Manhattan Beach home. The population density is 9,004.164 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

48.47 / 51.53%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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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.
School rating
Meadows Avenue Elementary
K - 5th
Journey Of Faith Christian School
PreK - K
No rating available
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 8th
Beach Cities Learning Center
6th - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
K - K
No rating available

Around Manhattan Beach, CA

There's plenty to do around Manhattan Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including RSL Herbal Emporium, Undisputed Fight Academy, and Hamachi Boat Rentals.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.64 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.48 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.45 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

The City of Manhattan Beach was established in 1912. It is one of three beach cities within the South Bay area of Los Angeles county. Manhattan Beach is situated just 4 miles South of LAX airport, making it an ideal location for super-commuters. Because the public schools operate outside of the Los Angeles school district, the quality of education is a huge draw for home-buyers. The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is an Apple Distinguished School District and a national tech leader. Schools consistently rank in the top 1% nationally. 

The South Bay enjoys some of the best year-round weather in the world and because of this, Manhattan Beach is home to many community events that locals look forward to year after year. From the spectacular Holiday Fireworks show in December, to free summer concerts in the park, each neighborhood offers something special to be enjoyed. Traditional favorites include the Hometown Fair in the Fall and the International Surf Festival in the summer. World class sporting events such as the Manhattan Beach Open are also sponsored in annually in Manhattan Beach.

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) identifies Manhattan Beach as having five real estate sections: The Sand Section (Area 142), The Hill Section (Area 144), The Tree Section (Area 143), East Manhattan Beach (Area 146/147) and Manhattan Village (Area 145). Within each of these MLS sections there are numerous micro-neighborhoods to be discovered. 

The Manhattan Beach Strand is a part of the Marvin Braude Bike Trail that reaches north to Santa Monica and terminates south at the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Strand is also a micro-neighborhood located within the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. It is home to world-class luxury beach-front properties and some of the most expensive real estate in the western United States. The Strand itself is defined by niche markets; South of the Pier, North of the Pier and El Porto. As a rule, the closer the property is to the pier, the higher the value, as being within walking distance of Downtown Manhattan Beach is key. Corner lots can add coveted outdoor space and those lots also come at a premium. With unblock-able, panoramic ocean views and the pristine beach as a playground, it’s hard to dispute why this is some of the most sought after real estate in the country.

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