Cerritos, California Population 2024

45,745

Cerritos is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Cerritos has a 2024 population of 45,745. Cerritos is currently declining at a rate of -1.86% annually and its population has decreased by -7.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,402 in 2020.

The average household income in Cerritos is $155,281 with a poverty rate of 4.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cerritos is 46.6 years, 44.5 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Cerritos Demographics

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

  • Asian: 60.66%
  • White: 15.82%
  • Two or more races: 8.89%
  • Black or African American: 8.48%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.3%
Land Area (mi²)
8.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,244.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.4% (-3,657)
The current population of Cerritos, California is 45,745 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,402.

Cerritos, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian29,73360.66%
White7,75315.82%
Two or more races4,3588.89%
Black or African American4,1588.48%
Other race2,7035.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1620.33%
Native American1490.3%
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Asian

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Cerritos Population by Race

Cerritos Population Pyramid 2024

Cerritos Median Age

46.6

Total

44.5

Male

48.6

Female

Cerritos Adults

There are 39,948 adults, (12,508 of whom are seniors) in Cerritos.

Cerritos Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Cerritos Sex Ratio

Female24,43349.85%
Male24,58350.15%

Cerritos Population by Age

Cerritos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,7723.0975.224.8
Married10,2853.3980.419.6
Non Family2,4911.2359.840.2
Female2,0693.6969.630.4
Male9273.517129
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3.38

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cerritos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.47%.

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$68,762

Average Earnings

$81,742

Average Male

$58,140

Average Female

Cerritos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cerritos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cerritos Language

44.82% of Cerritos residents speak only English, while 55.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 39.52% of the population.

Cerritos Language

Cerritos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian29,7031,1513.88%
Black4,15648911.77%
Hispanic6,8024616.78%
White6,1232764.51%
Other2,6512529.51%
Multiple4,3581633.74%
Native1492818.79%
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4.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.95%

Male Poverty Rate

4.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cerritos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Native, with 18.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Multiple, with 3.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.32%.

Cerritos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.27%
High School9.93%
Some College5.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%
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Cerritos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed11.42%
Male Unemployed6.25%
Female Employed2.65%
Male Employed1.99%
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Cerritos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cerritos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cerritos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cerritos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cerritos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,466

Number of Veterans

1,398

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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Cerritos Veterans by War

count

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Cerritos Veterans by Age

count

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Cerritos Veterans by Race

Cerritos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cerritos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cerritos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cerritos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cerritos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.56%

Born in Cerritos

57.58%

Native Born

42.42%

Foreign Born

8.31%

Non Citizen

34.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.58% of Cerritos residents were born in the United States, with 46.56% having been born in California. 8.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cerritos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202941,420-865-2.05%
202842,285-865-2%
202743,150-865-1.97%
202644,015-865-1.93%
202544,880-865-1.89%
202445,745-865-1.86%
202346,610-865-1.82%
202247,475-865-1.79%
202148,340-1,062-2.15%
202049,4022020.41%
201949,200-347-0.7%
201849,547-236-0.47%
201749,78380.02%
201649,7751560.31%
201549,619390.08%
201449,580590.12%
201349,5211260.26%
201249,3951760.36%
201149,2191820.37%
201049,037-2,451-4.76%
200051,488-1,752-3.29%
199053,2402200.41%
198053,02037,164234.38%
197015,85612,348352%
19603,5083,3422013.25%
1880166
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Cerritos Population by Year