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 50,350 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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La Mirada, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 50,350
Daytime Population: Workers 18,605
Daytime Population: Residents 27,571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 47,379
Population in Familes 41,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,971
Population Density2 6,437
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $88,798
Average Household Income $105,523
Per Capita Income $32,823


Total Housing Units 15,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,707 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,359 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 478 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $478,773
Average Home Value $512,772


Total Households 15,066
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 11,815
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.53%
Households 0.36% 0.46%
Families 0.37% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2017 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 # 187 88th
Population Density # 168 89th
Diversity Index # 355 77th
Median Household Income # 253 83rd
Per Capita Income # 595 61st

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