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Demographics

Updated December 13, 2017

Profile of the City of Cerritos Prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments' Regional Council, May 2013 (PDF)

The following data is from the 2010 U.S. Census.

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Sex and Age | Age | Race | Relationship | Household by Type | Housing Occupancy | Housing Tenure

Sex and Age

Subject Number Percent
Total Cerritos Population 49,399 100.0
Male 23,785 48.1
Female 25,614 51.9
     
Under 5 years 1,971 4.0
5 to 9 years 2,528 5.1
10 to 14 years 3,251 6.6
15 to 19 years 3,613 7.3
20 to 24 years 2,869 5.8
25 to 29 years 2,596 5.2
30 to 34 years 2,370 4.8
35 to 39 years 2,935 5.9
40 to 44 years 3,350 6.8
45 to 49 years 3,690 7.5
50 to 54 years 3,880 7.9
55 to 59 years 3,744 7.6
60 to 64 years 3,918 7.9
65 to 69 years 3,393 6.9
70 to 74 years 2,133 4.3
75 to 79 years 1,428 2.9
80 to 84 years 911 1.8
85 years and over 819 1.7

Age

Subject Number Percent
Median Age (years) 43.9 (X)
16 years and older 40,900 82.8
18 years and older 39,280 79.5
Male 18,587 37.6
Female 20,693 41.9
21 years and older 37,495 75.9
62 years and older 11,047 22.4
65 years and older 8,684 17.6
Male 4,021 8.1
Female 4,663 9.4

Race

Subject Number Percent
One Race 47,533 96.2
White 11,463 23.2
Black or African American 3,428 6.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 131 0.3
Asian 30,397 61.5
Asian Indian 3,778 7.6
Chinese 7,367 14.9
Filipino 7,223 14.6
Japanese 1,511 3.1
Korean 7,240 14.7
Vietnamese 1,022 2.1
Other Asian1 2,256 4.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 130 0.3
Native Hawaiian 33 0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro 49 0.1
Samoan 27 0.1
Other Pacific Islander2
21 0.0
Some other race 1,984 4.0
Two or more races 1,866 3.8

1Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories
2Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races*

*In combination with one or more of the other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.

Subject Number Percent
White 12,698 25.7
Black or African American 3,777 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 330 0.7
Asian 31,725 64.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 359 0.7
Some other race 2,521 5.1

Hispanic or Latino

Subject Number Percent
Total Cerritos Population 49,399 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 6,167 12.5
Mexican 4,427 9.0
Puerto Rican 158 0.3
Cuban 158 0.3
Other Hispanic
or Latino3
1,424 2.9
Not Hispanic or Latino 43,232 87.5

3This category is composed of people whose origins are from the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Spanish-speaking Central or South American countries. It also includes general origin responses such as "Latino" or "Hispanic."

Hispanic or Latino and Race

Subject Number Percent
Total Cerritos Population 49,399 100.0
Hispanic or Latino 6,167 12.5
White alone 3,314 6.7
Black or African American alone 108 0.2
African Indian and Alaska Native alone 80 0.2
Asian alone 204 0.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 17 0.0
Some Other Race alone 1,901 3.8
Two or More Races 543 1.1
Not Hispanic or Latino 43,232 87.5
White alone 8,149 16.5
Black or African American alone 3,320 6.7
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 51 0.1
Asian alone 30,193 61.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 113 0.2
Some Other Race alone 83 0.2
Two or More Races 1,323 2.7

Relationship

Subject Number Percent
Total Cerritos Population 49,399 100.0
In households 48,289 99.8
Householder 15,604 31.6
Spouse4 10,879 22.0
Child 15,814 32.0
Own Child
Under 18 Years
8,667 17.5
Other Relatives 5,568 11.3
Under 18 Years 1,331 2.7
65 Years and Over 1,690 3.4
Nonrelatives 1,424 2.9
Under 18 Years 117 0.2
65 Years and Over 145 0.3
Unmarried Partner 353 0.7
In group quarters 110 0.2
Institutionalized Population 18 0.0
Noninstitutionalized population 92 0.2

4"Spouse" represents spouse of the householder. It does not reflect all spouses in a household. Responses of "same-sex spouse" were edited during processing to "unmarried partner."

Household by Type

Subject Number Percent
Total Households 15,604 100.0
Family households (families)5 13,419 86.0
With own children under 18 years 4,976 31.9
Husband-wife family 10,879 69.7
With own children under 18 years 4,251 27.2
Male householder, no wife present 642 4.1
With own children under 18 years 157 1.0
Female householder, no husband present 1,898 12.2
With own children under 18 years 568 3.6
Nonfamily households5 2,185 14.0
Householder living alone 1,806 11.6
Households with individuals under 18 years 5,773 37.0
Households with individuals 65 years and over 6,035 38.7
Average household size 3.16 (X)
Average family size5 3.40 (X)

5"Family households" consist of a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. They do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households. "Nonfamily households" consist of people living alone and households which do not have any members related to the householder.

Housing Occupancy

Subject Number Percent
Total Housing units 15,946 100.0
Occupied housing units 15,604 97.9
Vacant housing units 342 2.1
For rent 93 0.6
Rented, not occupied 8 0.1
For sale only 90 0.6
Sold, not occupied 27 0.2
For seasonal, recreation, or occasional use 35 0.2
All other vacancies 89 0.6
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)6 0.7 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent)7 3.1 (X)

6The homeowner vacancy rate is the proportion of the homeowner inventory that is vacant "for sale." It is computed by dividing the total number of vacant units "for sale only" by the sum of owner-occupied units, vacant units that are "for sale only," and vacant units that have been sold but not yet occupied; and then multiplying by 100.

7The rental vacancy rate is the proportion of the rental inventory that is vacant "for rent." It is computed by dividing the total number of vacant units "for rent" by the sum of the renter-occupied units, vacant units that are "for rent," and vacant units that have been rented but not yet occupied; and then multiplying by 100.

Housing Tenure

Subject Number Percent
Occupied housing units 15,604 100.0
Owner-occupied housing units 12,745 81.7
Population in owner-occupied housing units 39,545 (X)
Average household size of owner-occupied units 3.1 (X)
Renter-occupied housing units 2,859 18.13
Population in renter-occupied housing units 9,744 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied units 3.41 (X)

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