Los Alamitos, CA
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Living in Los Alamitos


Los Alamitos is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,529 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Los Alamitos is the 393rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Los Alamitos 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.

Los Alamitos is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Alamitos is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Alamitos who work in sales jobs (13.64%), management occupations (10.77%), and teaching (10.32%).

Of important note, Los Alamitos is also a city of artists. Los Alamitos has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Los Alamitos’s character.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Los Alamitos are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.30% of adults in Los Alamitos have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Los Alamitos in 2010 was $38,163, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,652 for a family of four. However, Los Alamitos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Los Alamitos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Los Alamitos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Los Alamitos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Los Alamitos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Los Alamitos include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Alamitos's cultural character, accounting for 16.55% of the city’s population.

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