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    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 50,145. Cerritos is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Cerritos offers residents an urban 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
50,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$638,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Cerritos Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    139.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,104.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,973.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    385.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    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
$98,953
National
$55,322
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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!
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Cerritos is very clean, safe, and fun! It is a very distinctly green city with nice, pretty infrastructure. There is a plethora of food options--including poke, Indian food, Panera Bread, boba shops, and more--so it's easy to have a different meal every day. There are especially a lot of boba shops and ice cream shops and a lot of people at them. The schools are also high-quality and safe for students. As for what I would improve, I would want to add more all-day activities just for fun. Overall, however, Cerritos is a wonderful city.
The city of Cerritos is a special place where families can have fun everyday! The Don Knabe Community Regional Park has a swimming pool, lake for fishing, and tennis courts. The local town center is filled with friendly people and plenty space to sit and to chat with your neighbors. Teens run to the mall every weekend to socialize. This city truly feels like a mini paradise for all.

The diversity of Cerritos is what make this city special. There's of course a huge variety food from all you can eat Indian buffets to small comfy Asian restaurants. The public Cerritos Library features a variety of books and resources for all types of people to use. Anyone can find whatever they need in Cerritos.

All of these delights makes Cerritos the place to be. I've yet to see a person not mention their favorite part of the city. Also driving is a breeze here, it's very stress free!