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La Mirada, California - Basic Facts

The City of La Mirada had a population of 50,168 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.9172 and longitude -118.012 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Mirada 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.

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La Mirada, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 50,168
Population in Households 47,229
Population in Familes 41,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,939
Population Density2 6,414
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $93,008
Average Household Income $109,075
Per Capita Income $33,858


Total Housing Units 15,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,594 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,409 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 449 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $506,665
Average Home Value $544,879


Total Households 15,003
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 11,792
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% 0.36%
Households 0.26% 0.25%
Families 0.3% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 170 89th
Diversity Index # 354 77th
Median Household Income # 267 82nd
Per Capita Income # 623 59th

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