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El Segundo, California

El Segundo is a city in Los Angeles County, California on the Santa Monica Bay, incorporated on January 18, 1917. The population was 16,033 at the 2000 census. The area was once a part of Rancho San Pedro and later became El Rancho Sausal Redondo . The most common story of how the city received its current name is that it became the site of the second Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast in 1911. In 2006, El Segundo won an Eddy award for being the most business friendly city in Los Angeles county. El Segundo is in transition from being a Caucasian, blue-collar 'company town' to being a 'corporate' town where the tax base relies on a non-resident working population. Pollution and toxic waste cleanup remain issues as El Segundo restores industrial sites to shopping malls and sports facilities. To date the social problems in areas east of El Segundo have not spread west of the Burlington-Northern/Santa Fe railway. Many east-west avenues in El Segundo do not penetrate the...more

El Segundo Economy

Many large aerospace companies have facilities in El Segundo, including Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and The Aerospace Corporation, which is headquartered there. It is also home to the Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Space and Missile Systems Center , which is responsible for space-related acquisition for the military. In addition to the Chevron oil refinery, El Segundo is also home to the El Segundo power plant and adjacent to the Hyperion sewage treatment plant. Los Angeles International Airport is located immediately to the north of El Segundo. Dockweiler State Beach is partially located in El Segundo, including the only RV park on the beach in California. The North American headquarters to the Australian company Globe Shoes are located in El Segundo as well as Toy manufacturer Mattel, satellite TV provider DirecTV, IT services firm Computer Sciences Corporation, power semiconductor company International Rectifier, and the internet company Internet Brands.

El Segundo Careers

Among the most common occupations in El Segundo are Management, professional, and related occupations, 45%; Sales and office occupations, 26%; and Service occupations, 12%. Approximately 77 percent of workers in El Segundo, California work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

El Segundo Industries

The leading industries in El Segundo, California are Manufacturing, 16%; Educational, health and social services, 14%; and Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 13%. Simply Hired's El Segundo job listings indicate that the following industries in El Segundo are hiring the most workers:

El Segundo Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in El Segundo, California is $47,084, and the median income of households in El Segundo was $61,341.

Average Salaries in El Segundo, CA

El Segundo, CA


According to our El Segundo Trends data, the number of El Segundo, California jobs has decreased by 18% since October 2013.
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El Segundo Employment Statistics

Population of El Segundo
Total population 16,033
Male 49.69%
Female 50.31%
Median age 36.4
El Segundo Housing
Owner-occupied homes 41.6%
Median cost of a home $371,900
Median mortgage payment $1,733
Renter-occupied homes 58.4%
Vacant housing 2.8%
Median monthly rent $882
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $52,486
Median for all female full-time $41,682
Household Income
Less than $10,000 3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2%
$15,000 to $24,999 8%
$25,000 to $34,999 8%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 22%
$75,000 to $99,999 17%
$100,000 to $149,999 15%
$150,000 to $199,999 4%
$200,000 or more 4%
Less than 9th grade 1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6%
High school graduate 16%
Some college, no degree 27%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 28%
Graduate degree 13%
Marital Status
Never married 30%
Currently married 47%
Separated 2%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 15%
White 88%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 7%
Other 4%
El Segundo Commute
Carpool 6.3%
Public transportation 1.2%
Average travel time 22 minutes