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El Segundo, California

El Segundo is an urban city located in the Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles County, California. The city was established as part of the South Bays City Council of Governments in 1917. Its name originates from the Spanish name el Segundo which mean the second in English. The second oil refinery ever built before 1911 to be populating oil on the west coast. 

The Oil Company realized it would be a great place to establish a city due to its ocean front wide open landscape. They incorporated the city through the growing of refinery.  Home of the Los Angeles Airport, The Aerospace Company Corporation, and Los Angeles Air Force Base branded the city to be known as “The Aerospace Capital of the World.”

The city’s aerospace companies and refineries brought many jobs to the city which in turn attracted many people to the city. With the city being bordered by beaches, and populated by aerospace companies and refineries the residents had to build subdivisions around the industrial buildings.

The beach front residential suburb is known for its street named “Main Street.” The street runs right down the middle of the subdivision. It holds the look of 1900’s history frozen in time. It is nationally   as the home of the classic TV show “The Andy Griffin Show.” El Segundo is also the home of the beautiful blue butterfly. Today the blue butterflies are an endangered species as the sand dunes where they once lived are nearly completely gone. 

Today El Segundo is one of the oldest cities in the Los Angeles Area as well a home to the Many large aerospace companies have facilities in El Segundo, including Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and The Aerospace Corporation, which is headquartered here. It is also home to the Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Space and Missile Systems Center, Toy Manufacturer, Mattel, and grocer Fresh & Easy. (Wiki)

Recreational Activities

Theater and Art are highly respected and loved by the residents of El Segundo. A must see for car lovers The Automobile Driving Museum houses over 130 classic cars. For a  contemporaryexperience ESMoA .  Movies and performances at the  ArcLight Beach Cities and for live entertainment visit the  Old Town Music Hall.  El Segundo has 15 parks available throughout the city including a Dog Park, where dogs can run the park without a leash. Visit the El Segundo Website for more information.  For a list of shopping and dining experiences available in El Segundo, please visitThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce.

Housing and Density

El Segundo has a population of 16,654 with a daytime population of around 80,000 per the 2010 Census. The cities average household income is $89,926. Out of a total of 7,281 households within the city, 57.2% are Multi-Family Households, Single Family Households rank as 42.8 %, 40.9% are Owner Occupied Housing, 54.7% are Tenant Occupied Housing and 4.4% are Vacant Housing. To learn more visit the Census Data Pageon the El Segundo Website.


El Segundo has a unified school district and rank a 9 out of 10 based on school’s test results. The El Segundo High School is the most photographed school in America.  A unified school district mean that a child can any school they chose as long the school has not reached it full capacity. For a list, all schools along with the schools’ test scores and ratings please visit great

For more information about the city of El Segundo, and the city’s current up to date news please visit,The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce.

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