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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,130
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+21,579
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,134
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,588

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,866
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,642
Median House Value$448,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.5%
German6.2%
English4.8%
Irish4.5%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Polish0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Arab0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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La Mirada Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90638
P.O. Box Zip Codes90637
Company Zip Codes90639
Phone Area Codes562, 714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.89
Approximate Longitude-118

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)

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buena Park82,771$74,706
La Habra61,660$71,911
La Habra Heights5,406$113,438
Norwalk106,360$64,504
Santa Fe Springs17,436$71,165
Whittier86,630$77,323

La Mirada Hospitals

Kindred Hospital - La Mirada
(Non-profit)
14900 East Imperial Highway

La Mirada Public Schools

Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle
13900 Estero Rd.
ZIP: 90638
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Eastwood Elementary
15730 Pescados Dr.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Escalona Elementary
15135 Escalona Rd.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Foster Road Elementary
13930 E. Foster Rd.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Gardenhill Elementary
14607 E. Gardenhill Dr.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
John Foster Dulles Elementary
12726 Meadowgreen Rd.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
La Mirada High
13520 Adelfa Dr.
ZIP: 90638
High
Total Enrollment 2145
La Pluma Elementary
14420 La Pluma Dr.
ZIP: 90638
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Los Coyotes Middle
14640 Mercado Ave.
ZIP: 90638
Middle
Total Enrollment 652
Reginald M. Benton Middle
15709 E. Olive Branch Rd.
ZIP: 90638
Middle
Total Enrollment 527

La Mirada Private Schools

Beatitudes Of Our Lord Catholic School
13021 Santa Gertrudes Ave
ZIP: 90638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 252
Heights Christian Junior High
12900 Bluefield Ave
ZIP: 90638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 295
La Mirada Heights Christian Preschool & Elementary
12200 Oxford Dr
ZIP: 90638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 262
St Paul Of The Cross School
14030 Foster Rd
ZIP: 90638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
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