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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About La Mirada...
Population
49,130

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$448,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,642
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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La Mirada Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    54
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    326
    500
  • Theft
    1,219
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,956
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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We have lived in La Mirada since December and we have loved it so far. It is close to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, hiking trails and the beach including the LA weather and feel without all of the noise pollution! The parks in this area are awesome and have been a thrill to go to! I am constantly impressed with the quality care provide by the city providing many outdoor activities.
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I attended Biola University in the late 80s and early 90s. It was a great location to go to college. Very little crime and well maintained by the city. We had beautiful La Mirada Regional Park across the street and in close proximity to SoCal amusement whether in LA or OC. Visiting recently because my daughter will be attending Biola, I was impressed with how the city has kept it's quiet, small-town feel. They have done a great job of keeping the city clean and safe for its residents all these years. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the civic involvement and pride of the residents.
There are so many parks near by, and the roads are big and spacious. This setting makes it safe to walk with to nearby schools with kids, to bike, and jog! It's a very clean and quiet neighborhood! There are really great grocery markets, shopping centers, $1 theatre, gyms and other community socializing spots that makes this neighborhood great.