The City of Los Alamitos encompasses approximately 4.3 square miles in the northwestern portion of Orange County, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The current population is 11,449 (2010 Census). The City is mature, urbanized, and for the most part, built-out.
Averaging 2.61 persons per household, there are 4,355 housing units in the City with more than 40% of those in multi-unit structures. The median annual household income is $76,528 and 46.4% of the homes are owner occupied.
There are almost 2,000 businesses which include light manufacturing and wholesaler sales. Many retail establishments and restaurants line the City’s main thoroughfares, contributing to the City’s small town ambience.