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Cerritos is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community was named after the original Spanish land grant Rancho Los Cerritos

The latitude of Cerritos is 33.858N. The longitude is -118.063W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 52,800.


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Median household income
Local
$73,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cerritos demographic reports
The community was dominated by dairy farming until 1963, when local laws were changed to permit construction of houses on lots of less than five acres. The name was changed from Dairy Valley to Cerritos four years later, and the community grew quickly
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 199. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "She's All That"
· 1992 movie, "Wayne's World"
Well-known residents have included:
· Troy Aikman, football player
· Chad Allen, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Platt College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77

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5% of Cerritos residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cerritos ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cerritos was $25,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Cerritos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cerritos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,101.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,678.


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Libraries in Cerritos include Cerritos Public Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cerritos political report.

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Cerritos restaurants taking online reservations include Kabuki - Cerritos ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Cerritos workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cerritos between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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