Culver City, California

Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2020 census, the population was 40,779. Founded in 1917 as a "whites only" Sundown Town,[7] it is now a multicultural city with what was called the “third-most diverse school district in California” in 2020.[8]

Culver City, California
City of Culver City
Culver City sign at sunset in October 2010
Motto: 
"The Heart of Screenland"
Location within Los Angeles County
Coordinates: 34°0′28″N 118°24′3″W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
IncorporatedSeptember 20, 1917[1]
Named forHarry Culver
Government
  TypeCouncil-manager
  MayorDaniel Lee
  Vice MayorAlbert Vera
  City CouncilGöran Eriksson
Alex Fisch
Yasmine-Imani McMorrin
  City ManagerJohn M. Nachbar[2]
Area
  Total5.14 sq mi (13.31 km2)
  Land5.11 sq mi (13.24 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)  0.54%
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total40,779
  Density7,977.11/sq mi (3,080.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
90230–90232, 90066[5]
Area codes310/424[6]
FIPS code06-17568
GNIS feature IDs1652695, 2410276
Websitewww.culvercity.org

In the 1920s, the city became a center for film and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. From 1932 to 1986, it was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment have headquarters in the city. The city was named after its founder, Harry Culver. It is mostly surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, but also shares a border with the unincorporated area of Ladera Heights. Over the years, it has annexed more than 40 pieces of adjoining land and now comprises about five square miles (13 km2).


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