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A+ Cerritos Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Cerritos Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than California
17070% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cerritos cost of living
D Cerritos Crime Total crime is 60% higher than California
Total crime
4,71471% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2271% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
19%Year over year crime is up
Cerritos crime
B- Cerritos Employment Household income is 50% higher than California
Median household income
$95,37372% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,44922% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Cerritos employment
F Cerritos Housing Home value is 52% higher than California
Median home value
$620,500236% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,192131% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Cerritos real estate or Cerritos rentals
A Cerritos Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%29% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:147% higher than the US average
Cerritos K-12 schools or Cerritos colleges

Living in Cerritos, CA

Cerritos, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 49,797 residents. With a population density of 5,709 people per square mile, Cerritos is well above the nation's average density level. 82% of the people in Cerritos (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Cerritos, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Cerritos and in the areas around Cerritos is a much easier task.

The livability score in Cerritos is 72/100 and the city is ranked in the 70th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the scores for each individual category, Cerritos has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), weather (A+), education (A) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, Cerritos does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Cerritos on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Cerritos. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Cerritos are affordable. Median real estate prices in Cerritos come in at $620,500, which is 51.6% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Cerritos, the home price to income ratio is 6.5, which is 1.6% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Cerritos will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Cerritos, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.2%.

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Compare Cerritos, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Cerritos, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach816.82,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach807.22,873
The Plaza, Long Beach784.421,865
City College Area, Long Beach784.710,097
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Los Altos, Long Beach755.613,766
State College Area, Long Beach756.69,427
Naples-Marina Area, Long Beach757.88,881
Terminal Island, Los Angeles7514352

Best Cities Near Cerritos, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8524.920,477
Marina del Rey, CA8523.49,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8518.819,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8418.935,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8417.813,324
Hidden Hills, CA8439.61,573
South Pasadena, CA8317.425,936
Newport Beach, CA831986,813

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Cerritos, CA - Simply Amazing!

I lived in Cerritos for two years while on a work assignment, and the experience was unforgettable. The city is filled with so many fun things to see and do. I miss the diverse restaurant availability. Every day I got to choose from a variety of cuisines. The Cerritos Millennium Library Museum was a personal favorite of mine. I would make excuses to go just to enjoy the themes and designs they cleverly designed into the structure. I would often take my niece as the children's section includes a magnificent saltwater aquarium that includes sharks.

I lived in an upscale, quiet neighborhood with very low crime rate, but certain areas are prone to increased crime rates as compared to other areas in California, so, if considering moving there, you should ask your real estate agent if the area you are looking into is safe.

I miss the Los Cerritos Shopping Center. Every Sunday a group of my coworker and I would go browse the sales and enjoy a good time together. We would have lunch at the Lazy Dog Cafe, because we all loved the energy it generated and with it's animated staff and plasma t.v.s featuring various sports.

Cerritos, California is a fun and exciting place to live. During the two years I lived there, I enjoyed the many attractions it had to offer, and I look forward to the day that I get to visit again.
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Source: The Cerritos, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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