Asian Gangs in Cerritos, California
Cerritos is one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County. It was incorporated on April 24, 1956. The total square area of Cerritos is 8.9 square miles. Cerritos is formerly known as Dairy Valley. Between 1970 and 1972, Cerritos was the fastest growing city in California. The population exploded from 16,000 to 38,000. Since the 1980s,
Cerritos has attracted a large number of upper-middle class Filipino, Korean and Chinese immigrant families. Employment within Cerritos is primarily located in two districts, Los Cerritos Shopping Center and Cerritos Industrial Park.
According to the 2008 census, the total population of Cerritos is 52,325 with 62% of residents declared as Asian, 22.2% are White, 5.9% are Black or African American, and only 11.1% are Hispanic. According to the census, 46.7% of residents are foreign born. Approximately 50.5% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 93.5% of residents have a high school degree. Also, 4% of families and 4.6% of individuals live below the poverty line.
Asian gangs in Cerritos
- Bahala Na (Nalang) Gang (BNG)
- Black Dragon
- North Side Asian Boyz
- Garden Grove Town Mob (GTM)
- Ken Side Wah Ching (KWC)
- Sarzana (SZA)
- Satanas (STS)
- Temple Street (TST)