Los Alamitos, CA

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Population

11,639

0.189% decline

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$79,459

1.81% decline

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

5,525

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$741,100

8.97% growth

About

In 2017, Los Alamitos, CA had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $79,459. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Los Alamitos, CA declined from 11,661 to 11,639, a -0.189% decrease and its median household income declined from $80,926 to $79,459, a -1.81% decrease.

The population of Los Alamitos, CA is 47.3% White Alone, 27.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12% Asian Alone. 22.1% of the people in Los Alamitos, CA speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Los Alamitos, CA are Touro University Worldwide (227 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Los Alamitos, CA is $741,100, and the homeownership rate is 43.6%. Most people in Los Alamitos, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Los Alamitos, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Los Alamitos, CA employs 5.53k people. The largest industries in Los Alamitos, CA are Educational Services (720 people), Retail Trade (702 people), and Manufacturing (666 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($178,079), Public Administration ($81,042), and Finance & Insurance ($73,542).

Median household income in Los Alamitos, CA is $79,459. Males in Los Alamitos, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Los Alamitos, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,459

2017 value

± $11,824

-1.81%

1 Year Growth

± 19.4%

Households in Los Alamitos, CA have a median annual income of $79,459, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,926 in 2016, which represents a -1.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Los Alamitos, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Los Alamitos, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Los Alamitos, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Los Alamitos, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1100.15

  2. Census Tract 1100.06

  3. Census Tract 1101.17

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Los Alamitos, CA was Census Tract 1100.15 with a value of $103,169, followed by Census Tract 1100.06 and Census Tract 1101.17, with respective values of $99,688 and $86,776.

The following map shows all of the places in Los Alamitos, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Los Alamitos, CA (1.18k out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    662 ± 176

  2. Hispanic

    454 ± 160

  3. Other

    180 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Los Alamitos, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.53k

2017 Value

± 471

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Los Alamitos, CA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 5.45k employees to 5.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Los Alamitos, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (771 people), and Management Occupations (626 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Los Alamitos, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Los Alamitos, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (771 people), and Management Occupations (626 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Los Alamitos, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.79 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Los Alamitos, CA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($145,391), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($125,278), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($104,135).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.53k

2017 Value

± 471

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Los Alamitos, CA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 5.45k employees to 5.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Los Alamitos, CA, are Educational Services (720 people), Retail Trade (702 people), and Manufacturing (666 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Los Alamitos, CA, though some of these residents may live in Los Alamitos, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Los Alamitos, CA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (720 people), Retail Trade (702 people), and Manufacturing (666 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Los Alamitos, CA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.46 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Los Alamitos, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($178,079), Public Administration ($81,042), and Finance & Insurance ($73,542).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of Los Alamitos, CA has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.766% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Los Alamitos, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Los Alamitos, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.42%

Uninsured

53.2%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

0.766%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Los Alamitos, CA declined by 10.7% from 9.43% to 8.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Los Alamitos, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Los Alamitos, CA is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 16% of Los Alamitos, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Los Alamitos, CA is composed of 5.51k White Alone residents (47.3%), 3.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.8%), 1.39k Asian Alone residents (12%), 842 Two or More Races residents (7.23%), 518 Black or African American Alone residents (4.45%), 74 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.636%), 57 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.49%), and 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.163%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Los Alamitos, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,012 speakers), Korean (373 speakers), and Tagalog (198 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Los Alamitos, CA was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Los Alamitos, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Los Alamitos, CA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 16% of Los Alamitos, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Los Alamitos, CA was 14.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Los Alamitos, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Los Alamitos, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Los Alamitos, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Los Alamitos, CA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.51k ± 528

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.23k ± 650

  3. Asian Alone

    1.39k ± 278

In 2017, there were 1.7 times more White Alone residents (5.51k people) in Los Alamitos, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k Hispanic or Latino and 1.39k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Los Alamitos, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,012 speakers (9.14%)

  2. Korean

    373 speakers (3.37%)

  3. Tagalog

    198 speakers (1.79%)

22.1% of Los Alamitos, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Los Alamitos, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.14% of the overall population of Los Alamitos, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.37% speak Korean and 1.79% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    210 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    115 ± 91

  3. Korea

    64 ± 33

Los Alamitos, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Los Alamitos, CA awarded 227 degrees. The student population of Los Alamitos, CA is skewed towards women, with 339 male students and 730 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Los Alamitos, CA are White (89 and 39.2%), followed by Unknown (57 and 25.1%), Black or African American (41 and 18.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (19 and 8.37%).

The largest universities in Los Alamitos, CA by number of degrees awarded are Touro University Worldwide (227 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Los Alamitos, CA are Accounting & Business Management (86 and 37.9%), Marriage & Family Therapy (36 and 15.9%), and Industrial & Organizational Psychology (34 and 15%).

The median tuition costs in Los Alamitos, CA are $14,400 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Los Alamitos, CA was Industrial & Organizational Psychology with 34 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Los Alamitos, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

227 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$14,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Los Alamitos, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Touro University Worldwide with 227 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

92

Degrees Awarded to Men

135

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Los Alamitos, CA, which is 0.681 times less than the 135 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    89 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Los Alamitos, CA were to White students. These 89 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 57 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Los Alamitos, CA was $741,100 in 2017, which is 3.41 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $680,100 to $741,100, a 8.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Los Alamitos, CA is 43.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Los Alamitos, CA have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Los Alamitos, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,459

Median Household Income

± $11,824

4.11k

Number of Households

± 366

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.11k households in Los Alamitos, CA declined from $79,459 from the previous year's value of $80,926.

The following chart displays the households in Los Alamitos, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$741,100

2017 Median

± $44,661

$680,100

2016 Median

± $32,066

In 2017, the median property value in Los Alamitos, CA grew to to $741,100 from the previous year's value of $680,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Los Alamitos, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Los Alamitos, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Los Alamitos, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Los Alamitos, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.6%

2017 Homeownership

44.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.6% of the housing units in Los Alamitos, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Los Alamitos, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Los Alamitos, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Los Alamitos, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Los Alamitos, CA have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Los Alamitos, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.29%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Los Alamitos, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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