La Mirada, CA
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La Mirada is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 49,520 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, La Mirada is the 177th largest community in California.

Housing costs in La Mirada are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Mirada is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Mirada is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Mirada who work in office and administrative support (16.31%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (10.74%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in La Mirada, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, La Mirada provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One downside of living in La Mirada, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of La Mirada citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.78% of adults in La Mirada have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in La Mirada in 2010 was $28,951, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,804 for a family of four. However, La Mirada contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

La Mirada is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Mirada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in La Mirada, accounting for 40.82% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of La Mirada residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in La Mirada include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of La Mirada's cultural character, accounting for 24.58% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in La Mirada is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.