La Mirada 76 Exceptional
La Mirada Livability #207 ranked city in California#6,253 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas
A+ La Mirada Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F La Mirada Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than California
La Mirada
14343% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
La Mirada cost of living
A- La Mirada Crime Total crime is 36% lower than California
Total crime
1,64130% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6130% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
La Mirada crime
C+ La Mirada Employment Household income is 28% higher than California
Median household income
$81,95648% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,856equal to the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
La Mirada employment
D- La Mirada Housing Home value is 10% higher than California
Median home value
$448,400143% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,64273% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
La Mirada real estate or La Mirada rentals
B- La Mirada Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than California
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
La Mirada K-12 schools
A+ La Mirada User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in La Mirada
Overall user rating
86% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 6 total surveys
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      Living in La Mirada, CA

      Located in the state of California, La Mirada is a medium-sized city with a population of 49,130 people. La Mirada has a population density of 6,281 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of La Mirada identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. La Mirada is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 63% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in La Mirada, California. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in La Mirada and in the areas around La Mirada is a much easier task.

      La Mirada, CA receives 74/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #255 in California and #6,377 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that La Mirada ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and weather (A+). There are some categories that La Mirada does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., La Mirada has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in La Mirada. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in La Mirada are affordable. Median real estate prices in La Mirada come in at $448,400, which is 9.6% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In La Mirada, the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 14.1% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in La Mirada are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for La Mirada homes comes in at 2.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.7%.

      La Mirada transportation information

      StatisticLa MiradaCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The La Mirada, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).