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Los Alamitos, California - Basic Facts

The City of Los Alamitos had a population of 11,765 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Los Alamitos is located at latitude 33.7969 and longitude -118.061 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Los Alamitos (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Los Alamitos (GNIS ID: 2410875) 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 Los Alamitos is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Alamitos 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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Los Alamitos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,765
Population in Households 11,492
Population in Familes 9,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density1 2,925
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 4,280
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,973 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,307 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $694,166
Average Home Value $695,423


Median Household Income $78,853
Average Household Income $102,363
Per Capita Income $37,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.75%
Households 0.3% 0.63%
Families 0.51% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Los Alamitos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Alamitos 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 # 452 70th
Population Density1 # 464 69th
Diversity Index2 # 645 57th
Median Household Income # 325 79th
Per Capita Income # 358 76th

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