Cerritos, California Population 2021

49,001
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Cerritos is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 49,001, it is the 184th largest city in California and the 804th largest city in the United States. Cerritos is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -0.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,041 in 2010. Cerritos reached it's highest population of 53,240 in 1990. Spanning over 9 miles, Cerritos has a population density of 5,618 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cerritos is $124,391 with a poverty rate of 4.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,410 per month, and the median house value is $685,300. The median age in Cerritos is 45.8 years, 44.1 years for males, and 47.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males.

Cerritos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cerritos was:

  • Asian: 59.14%
  • White: 19.82%
  • Black or African American: 8.64%
  • Two or more races: 5.96%
  • Other race: 5.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.34%
The current population of Cerritos, California is 49,001, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,288.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,041.

Cerritos, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian29,65559.14%
White9,93719.82%
Black or African American4,3348.64%
Two or More Races2,9885.96%
Some Other Race2,7905.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2670.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1720.34%
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Cerritos Population by Race

Cerritos Population Pyramid 2021

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Cerritos Median Age

45.8


Total

44.1


Male

47.4


Female

Cerritos Adults

There are 40,753 adults, (11,656 of whom are seniors) in Cerritos.

Cerritos Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cerritos Sex Ratio

Female

25,386

50.63%

Male

24,757

49.37%

Cerritos Population by Age

Cerritos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cerritos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
Non Family79.1%20.9%
All77.4%22.6%
Male65.6%34.4%
Female63%37%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cerritos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,3783.2577.4
Married10,6693.5780.3
Non Family2,1751.2879.1
Female1,8363.6863
Male6983.4165.6

3.53

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

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Cerritos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2343.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,1103.00%
High School Graduate5,06713.69%
Some College6,67418.03%
Associates Degree3,3439.03%
Bachelors Degree12,86634.76%
Graduate Degree6,72418.16%
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Cerritos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian22,28521,14714,424
White6,1735,6882,171
Hispanic4,5744,1511,399
Black2,8702,716943
Other Race2,0441,953771
Multiple Races1,2261,118635
Native American1408311
Islander878738

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.73%.

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,516$63,112$46,138
Less Than High School$28,533$37,880$19,141
High School Grad$35,095$40,688$30,563
Some College$39,190$46,515$30,545
Bachelors Degree$63,357$77,438$56,535
Graduate Degree$87,115$96,402$77,830

$54,516

Average Earnings

$63,112

Average Male

$46,138

Average Female

Cerritos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cerritos Language by Age

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Cerritos Language

43.44% of Cerritos residents speak only English, while 56.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 39.89% of the population.

Cerritos Language

Cerritos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian29,5871,4544.91%
White7,0064246.05%
Black4,2962866.66%
Hispanic6,9082153.11%
Other2,7841194.27%
Multiple2,988602.01%
Native1722615.12%
Islander265134.91%

4.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.38%

Male Poverty Rate

5.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cerritos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Native, with 15.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Multiple, with 2.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.84%.

Cerritos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.88%
High School8.05%
Some College3.40%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Cerritos Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.62%
Male Unemployed9.26%
Female Employed1.98%
Male Employed1.68%

Cerritos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cerritos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$106,190$124,391
Families$114,110$133,094
Married Families$124,690-
Non Families$49,536$64,618
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Income by Household Type

Cerritos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Cerritos Married by Age and Sex

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Cerritos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cerritos Marital Status by Race

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Cerritos Marital Status

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1,820

Number of Veterans

1,747

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam796
Korea245
Second Gulf War176
First Gulf War112
World War II55

Cerritos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+751
65 to 74516
55 to 64285
35 to 54155
18 to 34113

Cerritos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White97611.07%
Asian4611.90%
Hispanic2575.02%
Black2236.50%
2 or More845.38%
Other522.28%
Indian2417.14%

Cerritos Veterans by Race

Cerritos Veterans by Education

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2.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cerritos Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Cerritos Employment by Age

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Cerritos Employment by Race

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Cerritos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.14%

Born in California

56.44%

Native Born

43.56%

Foreign Born

9.50%

Non Citizen

34.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.44% of Cerritos residents were born in the United States, with 44.14% having been born in California. 9.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cerritos Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202149,001-429-0.87%
202049,430-429-0.86%
201949,859-429-0.85%
201850,288-409-0.81%
201750,6973510.70%
201650,3468001.61%
201549,546140.03%
201449,532250.05%
201349,5071230.25%
201249,3841610.33%
201149,2231810.37%
201049,042-2,446-0.49%
200051,488-1,752-0.33%
199053,2402200.04%
198053,02037,16412.83%
197015,85612,34816.28%
19603,5083,3423.89%
18801660.00%

Cerritos Population by Year