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La Mirada is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "view"

The latitude of La Mirada is 33.917N. The longitude is -118.011W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 194 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,887.


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Median household income
Local
$61,632
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Mirada demographic reports
La Mirada is on Coyote Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Mirada Hills
Public transportation: La Mirada Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 161. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Biola University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 71

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Ancestry & family history

11% of La Mirada residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Mirada ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Mirada was $22,404, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of La Mirada residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Mirada, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $805.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,502.


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Libraries in La Mirada include La Mirada Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Mirada political report.

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The average commute time for La Mirada workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Mirada between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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