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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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
Los Alamitos is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 11,628. Los Alamitos is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Alamitos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Los Alamitos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Los Alamitos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Alamitos are highly rated.
About Los Alamitos...
Population
11,628

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$755,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,800
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Los Alamitos 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
    17.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    632.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Los Alamitos

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,068
National
$55,322
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Los Alamitos Reviews

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I love Los Al, I lived and grew up there for most of my life. It is in the best location, close to the city but not close enough to experience the pollution - and it is right near the best beaches. There is also great Italian, Asian, American, African, and Mexican food around the town - the best ones are Paul's Place and Habit Grill. There is great shopping and schools - but there are some snobs in Rossmore, so watch out what you say if you decide to enroll your kid in Lee Elementary - those moms are vicious. However, I loved it there, it will always be my home town - I know it is very expensive to live there but it is worth it.
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I like Los Alamitos because it is a small suburb right outside of the Los Angeles County, and near Long Beach. The Los Alamitos City Council does a very good job of providing activities and classes for all ages and all genders. The school system exceeds standards on many levels such as academics and some sports. I would like to change the diversity in Los Alamitos because it is predominantly white but the pros outweigh the cons, for sure.
Though it is a nice and small city, as an African American woman I've noticed a lot of glares directed at me when taking a neighborhood walk. There are times when people would cross the street while I'm walking on the sidewalk and just a lot of weird stares in general. Because the city is pretty much clean and doesn't have a lot of crime, the police look for anything and everything to pull someone over. Though it is a nice city, I know as a Black woman to not let my guard down.