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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. Los Alamitos is part of the surrounding Orange County metro area.

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.

Los Alamitos Higher Education

Cypress College serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,661
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+5,250
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.7%
Median Earnings25+$49,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,486
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,049

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,382
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,644
Median House Value$680,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.8%
German14.4%
Irish10.5%
English8.3%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Hungarian2.3%
Polish1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
Russian1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Brazilian0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Danishn0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Czech0.5%
African0.5%
US/American0.5%
Basque0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
South African0.1%
British0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Los Alamitos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes90720
P.O. Box Zip Codes90721
Phone Area Codes562, 714, 657
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.8
Approximate Longitude-118.07

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)

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance13.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Artesia16,789$62,626
Cerritos49,797$102,958
Cypress48,978$92,478
Hawaiian Gardens14,468$36,250
La Palma15,834$93,295
Seal Beach24,510$102,311

Los Alamitos Hospitals

Los Alamitos Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3751 Katella Avenue

Los Alamitos Public Schools

Laurel High (continuation)
10291 Bloomfield St.
ZIP: 90720
High
Los Alamitos Elementary
10862 Bloomfield St.
ZIP: 90720
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
Los Alamitos High
3591 Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 90720
High
Total Enrollment 3292
Richard Henry Lee Elementary
11481 Foster Rd.
ZIP: 90720
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Oak Middle
10821 Oak St.
ZIP: 90720
Middle
Total Enrollment 1058
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle
4112 Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 90720
Middle
Total Enrollment 1245
Jack L. Weaver Elementary
11872 Wembley Rd.
ZIP: 90720
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Francis Hopkinson Elementary
12582 Kensington Rd.
ZIP: 90720
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Rossmoor Elementary
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
ZIP: 90720
Primary
Total Enrollment 662

Los Alamitos Private Schools

Montessori Greenhouse Schools
4001 Howard Ave
ZIP: 90720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Hedwig Catholic School
3591 Orangewood Ave
ZIP: 90720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 456
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