La Mirada, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    49,038
  • Population Density
    6,219 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    8 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    50 3.4
La Mirada is a suburb in California with 49,038 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 50 reviews
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    • 5
    Crime & Safety at La Mirada: Whenever graffiti is noticed by either a resident or a city member it is taken down by the next day. La Mirada prides in keeping the city clean and everything operative.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at La Mirada: Love this city. It always kept clean and i feel very safe living here
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at La Mirada: It is remarkably safe here, especially where I live. But it can still be dangerous, if you are not using common sense. So use it, please. Or get a book about it, if its not a natural instinct for you.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at La Mirada: As far as cities go, its pretty safe, just remember to be cautious and all. It is a city. Its also fairly suburban in most places.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at La Mirada: I feel very safe in my area place can respond quickly

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Whittier Township 324,393
4.00 South Whittier 58,328
4.33 Buena Park 82,191
4.00 Santa Fe Springs 16,859
4.33 La Habra 61,341
4.00 Cerritos 49,599
4.33 Fullerton 137,945
4.33 Downey-Norwalk Township 418,744
4.33 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove Township 1,681,558
East Whittier 10,440

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 90638 49,543

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 ABC Unified School District 30
3.33 Whittier Union High School District 7
2.66 Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District 29
East Whittier City Elementary School District 14

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Whitney High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Carmenita Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Gonsalves Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
3.00 Scott Avenue Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 La Serna High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Cerritos High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Granada Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Los Angeles County Special Education Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Alternative Opportunity Programs Public, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Escalona Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Gardenhill Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Eastwood Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
1.66 Sierra Vista High (Alternative) Public, Alternative 9-12 High
1.66 Tracy (Wilbur) High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
ABC Secondary (Alternative) Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 La Mirada High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Reginald M. Benton Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
El Camino High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
2.66 Foster Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 La Pluma Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
1.66 Frontier High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
2.66 John Foster Dulles Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Los Coyotes Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.66 Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Gethsemane Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Zinsmeyer Academy Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
Rossier Park School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Fairmont Preparatory Academy Private 9-12 High
4.33 Acaciawood School Private 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Orange County Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Orangewood Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Southlands Christian Schools Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Alton School Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Cornelia Connelly School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
Progressive Achievement Center Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
2.66 Eastside Christian Schools Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Rosary High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
4.00 Wisdom Mission School Private 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Don Bosco Technical Institute Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.00 Morning Star Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Turner Christian High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 St. Joseph High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 Servite High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
California Institute of Technology
University of Southern California
Pomona College
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont McKenna College
Scripps College
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Loyola Marymount University
Biola University
California State University - Long Beach
Chapman University
University of California - Irvine
University of La Verne
Bethesda University of California
California State University - Fullerton
Otis College of Art & Design
Azusa Pacific University
Vanguard University of Southern California
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Hope International University
Life Pacific College
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Whittier College
Concordia University Irvine

Around La Mirada

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Hispanic 40.45% 16.62% 38.18% 44.61%
White 35.27% 63.25% 39.16% 31.28%
Asian 19.18% 4.83% 13.30% 14.77%
Multiracial 2.25% 2.05% 2.74% 2.12%
African American 2.16% 12.23% 5.66% 6.56%
Native American 0.32% 0.66% 0.38% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0.20% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25%
Other 0.18% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23%

Age

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
9 years and under 11% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 14% 10% 10% 11%
25 to 34 years 12% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 16% 13% 12% 11%

Education Levels

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 11% 14% 19% 22%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 28% 21% 20%
Some college or associate degree 36% 29% 30% 27%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 20% 20%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 11% 11%

Gender

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Female 51.1% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7%
Male 48.9% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Own 78.3% 64.9% 54.8% 49.7%
Rent 21.7% 35.1% 45.2% 50.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Assault 125.8 278.9 226.0 169.7
Murder 2.0 5.0 4.2 4.3
Rape 8.1 13.6 24.3
Robbery 44.6 159.8 136.3 139.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

La Mirada, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Burglary 253.7 573.5 523.6 441.9
Larceny 882.8 2079.6 1621.6 1430.0
Motor vehicle theft 152.2 235.5 402.8 343.5

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 25% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 11 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 15 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 14 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 14 responses

  • 36% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 36% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 14% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 14% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 50% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 12% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% I love everything about it.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.