Cerritos, CA

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Population

50,145

0.699% growth

Poverty Rate

5.05%


Median Age

45.5


Median Household Income

$98,953

3.75% growth

Number of Employees

22,710

1.6% growth

Median Property Value

$638,600

2.92% growth

About

In 2017, Cerritos, CA had a population of 50.1k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $98,953. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cerritos, CA grew from 49,797 to 50,145, a 0.699% increase and its median household income grew from $95,373 to $98,953, a 3.75% increase.

The population of Cerritos, CA is 60.8% Asian Alone, 15.2% White Alone, and 12.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Cerritos, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cerritos, CA are Cerritos College (1,842 degrees awarded in 2017), Fremont College (167 degrees), and PCI College (35 degrees).

The median property value in Cerritos, CA is $638,600, and the homeownership rate is 78.9%. Most people in Cerritos, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cerritos, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Cerritos, CA employs 22.7k people. The largest industries in Cerritos, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,642 people), Manufacturing (2,484 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,348 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($127,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($126,125), and Utilities ($94,286).

Median household income in Cerritos, CA is $98,953. Males in Cerritos, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Cerritos, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$98,953

2017 value

± $4,607

3.75%

1 Year Growth

± 6.49%

Households in Cerritos, CA have a median annual income of $98,953, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $95,373 in 2016, which represents a 3.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cerritos, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5545.19

  2. Census Tract 5545.12

  3. Census Tract 5545.11

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cerritos, CA was Census Tract 5545.19 with a value of $118,636, followed by Census Tract 5545.12 and Census Tract 5545.11, with respective values of $115,675 and $105,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Cerritos, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cerritos, CA (2.52k out of 50k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Asian

    1,545 ± 249

  2. White

    515 ± 157

  3. Black

    302 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cerritos, CA is Asian, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.7k

2017 Value

± 867

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 5.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cerritos, CA grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 22.4k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cerritos, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,052 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,614 people), and Management Occupations (2,613 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cerritos, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cerritos, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,052 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,614 people), and Management Occupations (2,613 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cerritos, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.89 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.32 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cerritos, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,517), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($95,967), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($94,934).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.7k

2017 Value

± 867

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 5.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cerritos, CA grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 22.4k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cerritos, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,642 people), Manufacturing (2,484 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cerritos, CA, though some of these residents may live in Cerritos, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cerritos, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,642 people), Manufacturing (2,484 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cerritos, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.69 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.48 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cerritos, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($127,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($126,125), and Utilities ($94,286).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.1% of the population of Cerritos, CA has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 9.9% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.391% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Cerritos, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Cerritos, CA see 1391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.91%

Uninsured

54%

Employer Coverage

9.9%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.391%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cerritos, CA declined by 15.5% from 8.18% to 6.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cerritos, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cerritos, CA is home to a population of 50.1k people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 45.4% of Cerritos, CA residents were born outside of the country (22.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cerritos, CA is composed of 30.5k Asian Alone residents (60.8%), 7.62k White Alone residents (15.2%), 6.42k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.8%), 3.6k Black or African American Alone residents (7.18%), 1.6k Two or More Races residents (3.2%), 201 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.401%), 120 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.239%), and 83 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.166%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cerritos, CA was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Cerritos, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cerritos, CA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

45.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.8k people

45.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22.5k people

As of 2017, 45.4% of Cerritos, CA residents (22.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cerritos, CA was 45.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

89.1%

2017 Citizenship

89.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.1% of Cerritos, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cerritos, CA was 89.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    30.5k ± 804

  2. White Alone

    7.62k ± 597

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.42k ± 829

In 2017, there were 4 times more Asian Alone residents (30.5k people) in Cerritos, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.62k White Alone and 6.42k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cerritos, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    792 ± 136

  2. Korea

    245 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    221 ± 105

Cerritos, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Cerritos, CA awarded 2,044 degrees. The student population of Cerritos, CA is skewed towards women, with 7,724 male students and 9,762 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cerritos, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,299 and 64.1%), followed by Asian (211 and 10.4%), Unknown (209 and 10.3%), and White (106 and 5.23%).

The largest universities in Cerritos, CA by number of degrees awarded are Cerritos College (1,842 and 90.1%), Fremont College (167 and 8.17%), and PCI College (35 and 1.71%).

The most popular majors in Cerritos, CA are General Business Administration & Management (428 and 20.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (349 and 17.1%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (96 and 4.7%).

The median tuition costs in Cerritos, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 112 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cerritos, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cerritos, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,842 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Cerritos, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cerritos College with 1,842 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

851

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,193

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 851 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cerritos, CA, which is 0.713 times less than the 1,193 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,299 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    211 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    209 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cerritos, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,299 degrees mean that there were 6.16 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 211 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cerritos, CA was $638,600 in 2017, which is 2.78 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $620,500 to $638,600, a 2.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Cerritos, CA is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cerritos, CA have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cerritos, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$638,600

2017 Median

± $6,272

$620,500

2016 Median

± $4,690

In 2017, the median property value in Cerritos, CA grew to to $638,600 from the previous year's value of $620,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cerritos, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cerritos, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$98,953

Median Household Income

± $4,607

15.5k

Number of Households

± 662

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Cerritos, CA grew to $98,953 from the previous year's value of $95,373.

The following chart displays the households in Cerritos, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cerritos, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cerritos, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.9% of the housing units in Cerritos, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cerritos, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cerritos, CA have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Cerritos, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cerritos, CA was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.26%) and those who Worked At Home (4.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cerritos, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cerritos, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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