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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Cerritos is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 50,172. Cerritos is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Cerritos offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cerritos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cerritos and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cerritos are highly rated.
About Cerritos...
Population
50,172

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$660,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,284
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Cerritos Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    128.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    620
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,365.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    240.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Cerritos

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,528
National
$55,322
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Cerritos Reviews

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Overall a very nice city, but there are definitely some controversial social issues (racism, homophobia, etc) that may make life difficult for underrepresented communities. Lots of shopping centers and restaurants that you wouldn't be able to find elsewhere! A great family city, but not great for 18-24 demographic due to lack of nightlife. Pretty diverse city.
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Cerritos is a very Asian dominant filled city. That being said it is a very quiet city, which is good for families and elderly. Cerritos is very strict with its cleanliness but overall well kept. There is no overnight street parking allowed, if you're planning to have people over the weekend you do need to display an overnight parking permit provided by community safety department by the Sheriff's Station. Overall the city is very community orientated and is well kept. But don't just take my word for it, drive through the city yourself and see!
Cerritos is a beautiful city. The trees are lush and plentiful, alongside of almost every single street and road. Most of the power lines are underground too, so there is no drabby or messy appearance of electrical lines tangled with tree branches. The diversity here is mostly Asians and White people. There are not many African Americans or Latinos. This community is very peaceful, and there is a wide variety of shopping centers and grocery stores, such as the Cerritos Towne Center or the Cerritos Mall. Boba and Milk Tea are very popular here. The Cerritos Library and the City Hall are right next to each other. The library is a private non-profit organization so it is very elegant and beautiful. Overall, Cerritos is a very nice city that gives a sophisticated and clean feel!