La Mirada, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Mirada, California - Basic Facts

The City of La Mirada had a population of 49,729 as of July 1, 2016. La Mirada ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Mirada is located at latitude 33.902 and longitude -118.009 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Mirada (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of La Mirada (GNIS ID: 2411577) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Mirada is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Mirada population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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La Mirada, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,729
Population in Households 46,771
Population in Familes 41,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,958
Population Density1 6,358
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 14,870
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 11,673
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,535 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,335 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 543 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $469,669
Average Home Value $496,638


Median Household Income $85,382
Average Household Income $100,602
Per Capita Income $31,339
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.51%
Households 0.2% 0.42%
Families 0.23% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Mirada, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Mirada to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 188 88th
Population Density1 # 168 89th
Diversity Index2 # 352 77th
Median Household Income # 248 84th
Per Capita Income # 590 61st

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