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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Cerritos is approximately 53,240 (1990), 49041 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,364 (1990), 15526 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cerritos is 22.306 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cerritos is 8.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.688 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cerritos to Washington DC is 2420 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 375 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cerritos is positioned 33.86 degrees north of the equator and 118.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cerritos elevation is 34 feet above sea level.
The Cerritos median home price is $ 300,000 (1990).
Cerritos average annual rainfall is 13 inches per year
Cerritos average temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 74 degrees F.


in Southern California not far from Long Beach.
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History & History Related Items

Cerritos was once an agricultural area and was actually called Dairy Valley until 1967. At that time, the city was renamed Cerritos for a late 1700's rancho which was in the area. The name Cerritos means "little hills" in Spanish. The name change was official when Cerritos incorporated in 1967. It was called Dairy Valley at first because there were thousands of cows in the area - over 100,000! There were also over 100,000 chickens on poultry farms. There were definitely more cows than people at that time.
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The incorporation of Cerritos

April 24, 1956 as Dairy Valley, January 10, 1967 as Cerritos


Cerritos Community College

Cerritos Performing Arts Center

Cerritos Auto Center (reputedly the largest in the world)
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Cerritos City Government

City of Cerritos
Cerritos City Hall
18125 S. Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, California 90703
Phone: (562) 860-0311
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Cerritos has a Council/Manager form of government.

Cerritos Chamber

Cerritos Chamber of Commerce

Cerritos Organizations

Cerritos Chamber of Commerce Cerritos


The population of Cerritos was:
1970 - 15,856
1972 - 37,738
1990 - 53,240

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