General Law city
Incorporated: December 20, 1939
City Hall: 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274
Population (2020 Census): 13,347 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 20.1%
Population Density (2020 Census): 2,794.6 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 5,291
Persons Per Housing Unit: 2.5
Land Area: 4.78 square miles (12.37 square kilometers)
Water Area: 12.88 square miles (33.35 square kilometers)
Total Area: 17.65 square miles (45.71 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.774271 -118.425754
The name is derived from Canada de los Palos Verdes (Spanish for Valley or glen of Green Trees or Timber). The area was settled by Jose and Juan Sepulveda in 1827.
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