Cerritos, California Population 2022

49,686
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Cerritos is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 49,686, it is the 192nd largest city in California and the 892nd largest city in the United States. Cerritos is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 0.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,578 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Cerritos has a population density of 5,697 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cerritos is $124,391 with a poverty rate of 4.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,455 per month, and the median house value is $716,000. The median age in Cerritos is 45.8 years, 44.1 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Cerritos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cerritoswas:

  • Asian: 59.76%
  • White: 18.24%
  • Black or African American: 8.21%
  • Two or more races: 7.44%
  • Other race: 5.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.14%
The current population of Cerritos, California is 49,686 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 49,578.

Cerritos, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,00918.24%
Black or African American4,0558.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.14%
Asian29,51459.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2810.57%
Some Other Race2,7865.64%
Two or More Races3,6767.44%
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Cerritos Population by Race

Cerritos Population Pyramid 2022

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Cerritos Median Age

45


Total

43.5


Male

46.8


Female

Cerritos Adults

There are 39,837 adults, (12,106 of whom are seniors) in Cerritos.

Cerritos Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cerritos Sex Ratio

Female

24,751

50.12%

Male

24,637

49.88%

Cerritos Population by Age

Cerritos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cerritos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All76.2%23.8%
Female70.8%29.2%
Non Family69%31%
Male62.3%37.7%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cerritos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4063.276.2
Married10,3583.579.9
Male8463.6762.3
Female1,8643.8270.8
Non Family2,3381.1869

3.49

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

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Cerritos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4123.89%
9th to 12th Grade7802.15%
High School Graduate5,05313.93%
Some College6,43017.73%
Associates Degree3,1488.68%
Bachelors Degree12,72635.08%
Graduate Degree6,72618.54%
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Cerritos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian21,95120,77114,185
2+ Races1,7621,684911
Islander858533
Black2,7962,6301,048
Other Race2,1351,931779
Hispanic4,7664,3321,701
White5,6795,3322,017
Native American67451

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 64.62%.

Cerritos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,236$66,340$51,770
Less Than 9th Grade$39,875$38,125$
High School Graduate$35,724$36,506$34,955
Some College$43,013$49,246$31,622
Bachelors Degree$65,481$80,174$60,657
Graduate Degree$93,985$101,620$83,659

$60,236

Average Earnings

$66,340

Average Male

$51,770

Average Female

Cerritos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cerritos Language by Age

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Cerritos Language

42.64% of Cerritos residents speak only English, while 57.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 39.66% of the population.

Cerritos Language

Cerritos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native672638.81%
White6,4464096.35%
Black4,0522285.63%
Asian29,4381,2784.34%
Islander279124.30%
Other110NaN%
Hispanic6,9841542.21%
Multiple3,676511.39%

4.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.07%

Male Poverty Rate

4.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cerritos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Native, with 38.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerritos is Multiple, with 1.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.63%.

Cerritos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.26%
High School6.76%
Some College2.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%

Cerritos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.92%
Male Unemployed6.07%
Female Employed1.51%
Female Unemployed7.02%

Cerritos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cerritos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$109,229$134,545
Families$116,996$141,171
Married Families$125,166-
Non Families$62,122$84,243
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Income by Household Type

Cerritos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

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 55-64.

Cerritos Marital Status by Race

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Cerritos Marital Status

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1,576

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War196
First Gulf War145
Vietnam694
Korea196
World War II33

Cerritos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34127
35 to 54166
55 to 64198
65 to 74466
75+619

Cerritos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7919.97%
Black1715.12%
Native American4465.67%
Asian3561.50%
Other Race773.35%
2+ Races1375.91%
Hispanic2965.49%

Cerritos Veterans by Race

Cerritos Veterans by Education

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3.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cerritos Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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46.24%

Born in Cerritos

57.31%

Native Born

42.69%

Foreign Born

9.40%

Non Citizen

33.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.31% of Cerritos residents were born in the United States, with 46.24% having been born in California. 9.40% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18801660.00%
19603,5083,3423.89%
197015,85612,34816.28%
198053,02037,16412.83%
199053,2402200.04%
200051,488-1,752-0.33%
201049,041-2,447-0.49%
201149,095540.11%
201249,149540.11%
201349,203540.11%
201449,257540.11%
201549,311540.11%
201649,365540.11%
201749,419540.11%
201849,473540.11%
201949,527540.11%
202049,578510.10%
202149,632540.11%
202249,686540.11%

Cerritos Population by Year