Palos Verdes Peninsula, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

If you're considering moving to the Pacific Ocean, then you're probably wondering, "How many people live in Palos Verdes?" Fortunately, this quaint beach town is very accessible by car. In fact, it's less than forty miles from LAX, which is great for those looking for a short flight from LA. It's also close to several golf courses, including Palos Verdes Country Club. However, don't expect to go nude here. The Peninsula is home to many celebrities and a thriving nightlife.

The population of the city is comprised of mostly residents who are U.S. citizens. Its largest university is Marymount California University, which will award 304 degrees by the year 2020. While Palos Verdes Peninsula has a low median home value, most residents own their home. Those who commute by car have a two-hour average commute time. Residents typically drive alone, according to census data.

The city is largely residential, with few traffic lights and a small business district. The city's unique aesthetics are protected by the Palos Verdes Peninsula City Art Jury, which must approve exterior alterations to any structure. Palos Verdes Estates buildings have Mediterranean red ceramic tile roofs, and column and arch motifs, resembling those found in European coastal towns.

The city's boundaries were determined by Frank Vanderlip, who repaid the bank for land he bought in 1913. Vanderlip's vision of the city was to create a thriving community reminiscent of Italy's Amalfi Drive and Sorrentine Peninsula. In 1924, the city incorporated and became the Palos Verdes Corporation. Despite the early difficulties that posed, it did eventually develop and grow into a modern community.