The Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area is situated in the far southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin, near Los Angeles Harbor. It is located between the planning communities of Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, and the Port of Los Angeles, and adjacent to the cities of Torrance, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Carson, Long Beach, and an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
The Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area is generally bounded by the Sepulveda Boulevard, Normandie Avenue, Lomita Boulevard, Los Angeles Harbor, Harry Bridges Boulevard, John Gibson Boulevard, Taper Avenue, and Western Avenue.
The Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area contains approximately 6,481 net acres. Most of the topography is level except for a small amount of varied, hillside terrain located in the southwest portion of the Plan Area, adjacent to Rancho Palos Verdes.