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Cerritos, California - Basic Facts

The City of Cerritos had a population of 49,707 as of July 1, 2016. Cerritos ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cerritos is located at latitude 33.8677 and longitude -118.0695 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cerritos (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Cerritos (GNIS ID: 2409431) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cerritos is located within Downey-Norwalk CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cerritos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cerritos: Dairy Valley.

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Cerritos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,707
Population in Households 49,600
Population in Familes 46,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 5,699
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 15,613
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 13,448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,583 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,030 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 444 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $635,902
Average Home Value $646,225


Median Household Income $93,309
Average Household Income $114,170
Per Capita Income $35,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.44%
Households 0.09% 0.33%
Families 0.11% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cerritos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerritos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 189 88th
Population Density1 # 196 87th
Diversity Index2 # 743 51st
Median Household Income # 196 87th
Per Capita Income # 415 73rd

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