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Gateway Cities Census Data



Description: Cerritos is located in the heart of the Los Angeles/Orange County metrocenter, midway between Downtown Los Angeles and the business centers of Irvine, Santa Ana and Anaheim. Because Cerritos is virtually the geographic center of the Los Angeles Basin, it has become one of Southern California’s premier commercial crossroads. Cerritos is served directly by three major freeways and is close to two others.

Cerritos on Wheels (COW) buses, Long Beach Transit, Norwalk Transit, the Orange County Transit Authority and Metro offer frequent service throughout the community.

A total of 28 parks and recreation facilities in Cerritos provide residents with playing courts, athletic fields, picnic shelters and meeting rooms. The City is also home to the award-winning Cerritos Library, the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center, Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course and the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park.

The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center offers public safety services to residents 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Premier music, dance and Broadway performances are featured in the world-class Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Beautifully maintained neighborhoods, carefully planned retail areas, abundant recreational facilities and a world-class performing arts center make Cerritos an exciting, attractive place to live and work.

(city description courtesy of the City of Cerritos)

  1990 2000 2010
Population 53,240 51,488 49,041
Percent of Los Angeles County Population 0.60% 0.54% 0.50%
Median Age   39.3 44
Number of Households 15,026 15,390 15,526
Unemployment Rate 3.69% 4.16% 7.00%
Average Household Income (in 2010 dollars)   $109,885 $104,852
Median Household Income (in 2010 dollars) $103,886 $95,586 $88,743



Cerritos Educational Attainment Graph


Cerritos Annual Household Income Graph


Cerritos Population by Race & Ethnicity 1990


Cerritos Population by Race & Ethnicity 2000


Cerritos Population by Race & Ethnicity 2010