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.

La Mirada is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.34%), management occupations (11.08%), and sales jobs (10.52%).

Also of interest is that La Mirada has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

La Mirada is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in La Mirada enrolled in college, La Mirada has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One downside of living in La Mirada, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.77 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of La Mirada citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.41% 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 $29,467, 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 $117,868 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. The greatest number of La Mirada residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. La Mirada also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Mirada include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

La Mirada also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.19%.

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