Manhattan Beach

City Summary

It’s pretty hard to have a bad day in this beach city. Downtown Manhattan Beach is packed with delectable restaurants, and trendy shops. You’ll find beachy clothing stores, such as Diane’s Beachwear and Seafolly. It’s a popular place but parking isn’t impossible, with spaces in lots, structures, and on the streets. With attractions such as the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier and its newly renovated miniature aquarium, friendly Polliwog Park and its summer concerts. There’s never a dull moment in Manhattan Beach!


In sunny Manhattan Beach, the average daily temperature is 63 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature stays relatively consistent throughout the year, with lows of 48 degrees in January and December, and highs of 77 in September and October.



The city of Manhattan Beach is home to 35,952 residents. Manhattan Beach is composed of  eight neighborhoods. East Manhattan is the largest with a population of 13,691. The Tree Section has 11,560. The Sand Section has 7,023. El Porto: 1,534. The Hill Section has 769; and The Strand, 730. The city as a whole spans approximately 4 square miles, enabling residents to travel between the neighborhoods with ease by bike, car, skateboard, and of course good, old-fashioned walking.

Median HH Income


Manhattan Beach residents enjoy the highest median household income of the South Bay cities: $155,681 annually. Residents often work for local companies, such as Northrop Grumman, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Skechers USA, Inc. 

Entrepreneurs are also drawn to Manhattan Beach for its startups, including and AdFocused. There are so many successful startups in Manhattan Beach, the area has been declared part of “Silicon Beach” — the coastal equivalent of Silicon Valley.   

Number of HH


Manhattan is a great place for families, couples, and individuals alike.There are 14,429 households in Manhattan Beach, with an average of 2.5 residents per household. With pier-adjacent Manhattan Beach Boulevard housing date night restaurants such as Love & Salt and IZAKA-YA by KATSU-YA, as well as night-out restaurants such as The Strand House and Rock ‘N’ Fish, the city draws families of all ages and sizes. Kids can enjoy lunch at a New York-style Manhattan Pizzeria, followed by dessert at the Manhattan Beach Creamery. Great food close to the ocean pretty much adds up to the ideal beach day. Single Manhattan Beach residents can find exciting nightlife at bars such as Ercoles 1101, open until 2 A.M.