Gateway Cities Census Data
Description: Although the City of La Mirada traces its beginnings to a large Spanish land grant, the exact area that is now La Mirada was purchased in 1895 by Andrew McNally, president of Rand McNally and Co., of atlas fame. It was McNally who gave the area its name of La Mirada which, loosely translated from Spanish, is “The View.”
William Neff, McNally’s grandson, whose house remains as the central part of Neff Park, continued to run the property as an olive and citrus ranch, finally selling the 2,200-acre property to a developer for $4.5 million in the early 1950s. The city was incorporated in 1959 under the name of Mirada Hills. In November 1960, the name was changed to La Mirada.
Today, the city operates one of the finest networks of park facilities and recreational services in Southern California.An emphasis on civic beautification is evident in the gracefully landscaped streets and greenbelts. Well-maintained areas, fine schools, churches of all faiths, and well-located business centers are completely separate from the flourishing industrial complex.
(city description courtesy of Press Telegram 2006 Almanac)
|Percent of Los Angeles County Population||0.46%||0.49%||0.49%|
|Number of Households||12,731||14,580||14,681|
|Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)||$92,962||$90,928|
|Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars)||$82,902||$80,668||$79,347|