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Overview

Introduction to Los Alamitos, California

Los Alamitos, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles S of Cerritos, California and 7 miles E of Long Beach, California. Part of the surrounding Orange County metro area, Los Alamitos is home to some 11,536 residents.

Los Alamitos History

Los Alamitos was originally an Indian village inhabited by the Puvu Indians. The land was explored by Gaspar De Portola and his team in 1769. John Bixby of the Rancho Los Alamitos purchased the land that is today Los Alamitos, and the deal was financed by his cousins and banker I.W. Hellman. John died in 1888 and the ranch was divided between the three owning families. During the mid 1890s, the Bixbys contracted with Montana silver baron William A. Clark and provided the land to build a new sugar beet factory. Subsequently, the town of Los Alamitos was incorporated in 1960.

Los Alamitos and nearby Attractions

  • El Dorado Nature Center
  • Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens
  • Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

Things To Do In Los Alamitos

The city of Los Alamitos features a number of recreational activities. Apart from its shopping centers and restaurants, it also offers race course, golf courses, swimming facilities, children's playgrounds and baseball fields.

Los Alamitos Transportation

Long Beach Airport is in close proximity to Los Alamitos, as the most local major airport.

Los Alamitos Higher Education

Cypress College serves the city.

People

Total Population 11,598
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,446
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.7%
Median Earnings25+ $49,390
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,508

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,271
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,571
Median House Value $631,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49%
US/American 0.5%
English 8.6%
Irish 11.3%

Los Alamitos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Cerritos, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Long Beach, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 90720
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90721
Phone Area Codes 562
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.803
Longitude -118.071

Los Alamitos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LONG BEACH AP
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station SANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Artesia 16,698 $62,485
Cerritos 49,599 $100,919
Cypress 48,748 $92,166
Hawaiian Gardens 14,432 $38,246
La Palma 15,791 $90,080
Seal Beach 24,477 $92,352

Los Alamitos Hospitals

LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3751 KATELLA AVENUE
(562) 799-3220
Emergency Service: Yes

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Los Alamitos High Schools

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3591 CERRITOS AVE.
562-799-4780
Serves 2,970 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.1

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562-799-4820
A Non-traditional School
Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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