Incorporated in 1922, the City of Hawthorne currently has a population of nearly 87,000 within a six-square-mile area. Ideally located near the Los Angeles International Airport, connected by rail to the Port of Los Angeles and downtown Los Angeles, and surrounded by the San Diego (I-405), Harbor (I-110), and Glenn M. Anderson (I-105) Freeways, the City of Hawthorne could easily be termed the "Hub of the South Bay." By virtue of its location, Hawthorne affords easy, quick access to all that Southern California offers; culture, sports, entertainment, mountains, and beaches. Temperatures in the area are always among the most pleasant in the Los Angeles basin.
The City of Hawthorne possesses a shared vision towards the future to create a great city and build an economy that supports the community's desire for a high quality of life.