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Overview

Introduction to La Mirada, California

La Mirada, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles N of Buena Park, California (center to center) and 8 miles NW of Anaheim, California

La Mirada is primarily a residential community which contains some light industry. The municipality includes a significant Hispanic population. The name of the city derives from the Spanish for "view." The town features a mild year-round climate.

La Mirada History

La Mirada was established by Andrew McNally, the founder of Rand McNally Publishing Company and Edwin Neff. In 1888 McNally bought a large acreage and established the Windemere Ranch which became a prominent olive oil processing facility. He also constructed a railroad station which provided an opportunity to ship his olive oil and citrus crops all over the country. During 1896 McNally and Neff founded the La Mirada Land Company and began to advertise tracts of land for sale. In 1953 they sold their land, which was one of the biggest real estate sales in the state. The city was incorporated in 1960 and experienced a major housing boom.

La Mirada Attractions

  • La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is a notable Broadway style venue.
  • McCoy/Rigby Entertainment provides a variety of musicals.
  • Concerts Under the Stars takes place at La Mirada Regional Park.
  • Homestead Museum.
  • La Mirada Symphony.
  • Neff Park includes the historic Neff House.
  • Biola University offers concerts, dramas and dance performances.

La Mirada Activities

Splash is a popular aquatics center and features a variety of venues. La Mirada Regional Park is situated in a rolling hills landscape and contains a fishing pond and is popular for picnics. The scenic Creek Park includes a path for walking and bicycle riding. The La Mirada Gymnasium is popular for a variety of sports.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the La Mirada Golf Course. The municipality includes a vast amount of park acreage for outdoor activities. The nearby Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Adventure City are popular destinations. The county features an extensive coastline which provides opportunities for outdoor recreation.

La Mirada Transportation

The city is served by the La Mirada Transit.

La Mirada Higher Education

The city is home to Biola University, an evangelical Christian college.

People

Total Population 49,182
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 21,331
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,226

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,142
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,579
Median House Value $425,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 5%
Irish 5.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Mirada Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Buena Park, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of Anaheim, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90638
P.O. Box Zip Codes 90637
Company Zip Codes 90639
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.917
Longitude -118.011

La Mirada 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 MONTEBELLO
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 9.9 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
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Mirada, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lamirada (90638)

Mirada (90638)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buena Park 82,683 $73,674
La Habra 61,725 $70,083
La Habra Heights 5,425 $113,455
Norwalk 106,659 $62,881
Santa Fe Springs 17,162 $64,958
Whittier 86,688 $75,831

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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