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Population in 2012: 43,107 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 

Males: 20,680  (48.0%)
Females: 22,427  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  31.8 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92243, 92251.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,359 (it was $33,161 in 2000)
El Centro:

$40,359
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,798

El Centro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $139,039 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
El Centro:

$139,039
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $239,352; Detached houses: $265,489; Townhouses or other attached units: $237,087; In 2-unit structures: $192,836; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,817; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,153; Mobile homes: $75,277; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $90,283

Median gross rent in 2012: $732.

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  • Hispanic - 34,218 (80.5%)
  • White alone - 6,105 (14.4%)
  • Black alone - 998 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 935 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 179 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 70 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in El Centro: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (3.6%), Irish (2.7%), English (2.7%), United States (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -40 feet

Land area: 9.58 square miles.

Population density: 4,501 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in El Centro:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Centro city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

13,255 residents are foreign born

This city:  31.2%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in El Centro, California as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in El Centro to the number of sex offenders is 1,002 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,623 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $754 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (55.2 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (92.4 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Anza, CA (1.9 miles ), Imperial, CA (2.0 miles ), Heber, CA (2.1 miles ), Seeley, CA (2.8 miles ), Calexico, CA (2.9 miles ), Holtville, CA (3.2 miles ), Brawley, CA (3.6 miles ), Westmorland, CA (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2003: 209 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2004: 558 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2005: 479 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $346,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $297,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 115.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,933 (+11.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,791 (57.6%)

Area code: 760

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Crime rates in El Centro by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1010000301122
per 100,000 2.50.02.50.00.00.00.07.30.02.52.44.64.6
Rapes 41314717186111077117
per 100,000 9.933.735.718.444.246.615.026.925.117.416.925.516.0
Robberies 50494952614359315236453640
per 100,000 124.0127.1124.9136.6158.8111.4147.575.7130.489.2108.383.591.7
Assaults 303299257266250287263221107133144116117
per 100,000 751.5775.9655.2698.5650.7743.4657.6539.6268.4329.7346.7269.1268.1
Burglaries 633654564584642758721710509570672695734
per 100,000 1570.01697.01437.91533.71670.91963.51802.81733.51276.81413.11617.91612.61681.8
Thefts 9228835048938781,0979861,1151,4121,4361,5461,4241,572
per 100,000 2286.82291.21284.92345.12285.12841.62465.42722.43542.03560.03722.23304.03602.0
Auto thefts 182211201198218260266247309251190165171
per 100,000 451.4547.5512.4520.0567.4673.5665.1603.1775.1622.3457.4382.8391.8
Arson 72094320N/A7913159
per 100,000 17.451.922.910.57.85.20.0N/A17.622.331.334.820.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 453.4491.4409.2453.7483.5543.0482.3461.1420.4417.0433.7397.9410.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in El Centro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.36

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El Centro, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

24.7%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,351 (+13.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

El Centro-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2624% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 13.8 miles away from El Centro center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 5.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/24/1987 at 13:15:56, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 ML, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/24/1987 at 01:54:14, a magnitude 6.5 (5.7 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.5 ML, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from El Centro center, causing 2 deaths (2 other deaths), causing $4,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1981 at 12:09:28, a magnitude 6.3 (5.5 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.3 ML, 5.6 ML) earthquake occurred 23.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Imperial County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Storm: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Cher - Singer, Ken Howard - Actor, Dino Cazares - Heavy metal guitarist, Polish brothers - Film director, Robert Thomas - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Jul 17, 1980), Robert Thomas (linebacker) - College football player, Dan Hacker - Ice hockey player, Glenn Cadrez - Football player, Paul Serna - Baseball player, Tommy Hinkley - Film actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in El Centro:

  • FMC-EL CENTRO DESERT VALLEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 110 S. FIFTH STREET)
  • FMC-IMPERIAL COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 200 WAKE AVENUE)
  • FMC-IMPERIAL VALLEY HOME THERAPIES (Dialysis Facility, 2205 W. ROSS AVENUE, SUITE 3)
  • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA INC (Home Health Center, 2344 SOUTH 2ND, SUITE A)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1503 NORTH IMPERIAL AVE, SUITE 106)
  • PCP HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1241 STATE STREET)
  • EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1415 ROSS AVENUE)
  • HELPING HANDS-HOSPICE (Hospital, 1310 S IMPERIAL AVE)
  • HOMECHOICE HOSPICE SERVICES (Hospital, 2344 SOUTH 2ND SUITE A)
  • HOSPICE OF IMPERIAL VALLEY (Hospital, 300 S IMPERIAL AVENUE SUITE 15)
  • OLSTEN KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (Hospital, 1850 W MAIN ST, SUITE C)
  • VALLEY CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 1700 S. IMPERIAL AVE)

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College/University in El Centro:

  • CET-El Centro (Full-time enrollment: 360; Location: 294 S 3rd St; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to El Centro:

  • Imperial Valley College (about 5 miles; Imperial, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,082)
  • Arizona Western College (about 55 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,672)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 81 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 2,450)
  • College of the Desert (about 82 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • Southwestern College (about 85 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 7,904)
  • Grossmont College (about 85 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 7,631)
  • San Diego State University (about 89 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 25,883)

Public high schools in El Centro:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in El Centro:

Private elementary/middle schools in El Centro:

  • ST MARY S SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 700 S WATERMAN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 585 W ORANGE AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in El Centro, map of school districts: EL CENTRO ELEMENTARY, MCCABE UNION ELEMENTARY, CENTRAL UNION HIGH

Libraries in El Centro:

  • EL CENTRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $585,456; Location: 539 STATE ST.; 113,492 books; 793 audio materials; 2,972 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)
  • IMPERIAL COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $286,488; Location: 1331 S. CLARK, BLDG 24; 45,630 books; 899 audio materials; 1,994 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Cher was born in EL Centro May 20, 1946 (birth name: Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere). Actor Ken Howard (The White Shadow TV series)was also born in El Centro March 28,1944. Actor Donal Logue (The Tao of Steve, The Patriot, Just Like Heaven)lived in El Centro and attended El Centro High School graduating in 1984.
  • KQVO is owned by San Diego State University and Is broadcasting KPBS-FM

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Notable locations in El Centro: El Centro City Water Pollution Control Plant (A), Desert Trails Recreational Vehicle Park (B), City of El Centro Water Plant (C), Broken Spoke Country Club (D), Veterans Memorial Hall (E), Imperial County Law Library (F), Imperial County Jail (G), Imperial County Courthouse (H), El Centro Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), El Centro Public Library (J), El Centro Community Center Branch el Centro Public Library (K), El Centro Community Center (L), Schaefer Ambulance Service (M), El Centro Fire Department Station 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1), El Centro Center Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in El Centro include: Apostolic Church (A), Apostolic Church of Jesus (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God in Christ (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Edwards Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (G), El Centro Korean Church (H), Emmanuel Asamblea de Dios Latina (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in El Centro include: Adams Park (1), Bucklin Park (2), Fraizer Field (3), McGee Park (4), North Park (5), Swarthout Field (6), West Main Park (7), West Park (8), Desert Gardens Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western John Jay Inn (2352 South Fourth), Brunner's Restaurant (215 N Imperial Ave), Brunner's Inn & Suites (215 N Imperial Ave).

Court: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Senior Resident Agent (321 South Waterman Avenue).

 
Imperial County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 64.9. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

64.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.0152. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0152
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.703. This is significantly worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.703
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.460. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.460
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 87.4. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

87.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.73
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in El Centro and their reported violations in the past:

WIEST LAKE COUNTY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2000)

Drinking water stations with addresses in El Centro that have no violations reported:

  • ONE-ELEVEN TRUCK PLAZA (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • RED HILL MARINA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in El Centro, CA

People in group quarters in El Centro in 2010:

  • 418 people in federal detention centers
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 119 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in El Centro in 2000:

  • 557 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 80 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

El Centro compared to California state average:

El Centro, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Banks with branches in El Centro (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: El Centro Branch at 1200 West Main Street, branch established on 1980/03/21; Vons-El Centro at 750 North Imperial Avenue, branch established on 1995/08/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Rabobank, National Association: El Centro (In Store Branch) Branch at 2150 North Waterman Ave., branch established on 2008/06/01; El Centro Main at 1448 Main Street, branch established on 1981/03/19. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Bank of America, National Association: El Centro Branch at 1414 Main Street, branch established on 1925/03/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Desert Commercial Bank: El Centro Branch at 1599 West Main Street, branch established on 2006/05/18. Info updated 2008/01/18: Bank assets: $140.9 mil, Deposits: $125.7 mil, headquarters in Palm Desert, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Community Valley Bank: at 1443 Main Street, branch established on 2007/10/01. Info updated 2012/03/22: Bank assets: $86.6 mil, Deposits: $74.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: North Cottonwood Drive Branch at 2303 North Cottonwood Drive, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Union Bank, National Association: El Centro Branch at 576 W Main Street, branch established on 1912/05/17. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in El Centro, California:

  • Executive Inn Of El Centro, 725 State St, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 352-8500
  • Vacation Inn El Centro, 2000 Cottonwood, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 352-9523
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 455 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 352-6620, Fax: (760) 353-9747
  • Brunners Motel, 215 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 352-6431, Fax: (760) 352-6431
  • Econo Lodge, 330 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 353-0030, Fax: (760) 352-3223
  • Motel 6, 395 Smoketree Dr, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 353-6766, Fax: (760) 337-1123
  • Best Western John Jay Inn, 2352 S 4TH St, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 337-8677
  • Clarion Inn, 1455 Ocotillo Ave, El Centro, CA 92243 , Phone: (760) 352-5152, Fax: (760) 337-1567
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in El Centro, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


El Centro travel time to work - commute


El Centro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for El Centro city (based on Imperial County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.56%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents82.5%3.6%3.4%1.8%1.2%
Congregations16.3%9.6%13.5%3.8%4.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.7%0.7%4.0%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%2.9%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 40
Imperial County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Imperial County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Imperial County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$31,964$47,9460$0
Other Government Administration 18$76,832$51,2215$13,156
Judicial and Legal 6$41,867$83,7340$0
Police Protection - Officers 49$266,951$65,3760$0
Police - Other 25$82,383$39,5440$0
Firefighters 39$208,791$64,2430$0
Fire - Other 3$9,589$38,3561$1,893
Streets and Highways 22$88,113$48,0620$0
Hospitals 569$3,563,610$75,155218$345,278
Sewerage 13$59,291$54,7300$0
Parks and Recreation 9$34,317$45,7562$2,632
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$29,185$50,0310$0
Water Supply 22$89,937$49,0571$945
Local Libraries 4$15,341$46,0231$1,893
Other and Unallocable 8$28,620$42,9300$0
Totals for Government 802$4,626,791$69,229228$365,797

El Centro government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Own Hospitals: $16,663,000 ($386.55)
    Regular Highways: $3,590,000 ($83.28)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,164,000 ($50.20)
    Central Staff Services: $715,000 ($16.59)
    Police Protection: $503,000 ($11.67)
    Water Utilities: $270,000 ($6.26)
    Sewerage: $236,000 ($5.47)
    Fire Protection: $136,000 ($3.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($2.83)
    Libraries: $114,000 ($2.64)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $49,239,000 ($1142.25)
    Police Protection: $5,073,000 ($117.68)
    Fire Protection: $3,383,000 ($78.48)
    Regular Highways: $3,122,000 ($72.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,092,000 ($71.73)
    Water Utilities: $3,038,000 ($70.48)
    Sewerage: $2,673,000 ($62.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,397,000 ($32.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,392,000 ($32.29)
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000 ($30.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $478,000 ($11.09)
    Libraries: $349,000 ($8.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000 ($7.35)
    General - Other: $143,000 ($3.32)
    Transit Utilities: $124,000 ($2.88)
    Health Services - Other: $68,000 ($1.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,957,000 ($68.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $412,000 ($9.56)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($0.16)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.05)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,836,000 ($692.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($2.11)

El Centro government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $52,724,000 ($1223.10)
    Sewerage: $4,067,000 ($94.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,119,000 ($72.35)
    All Other: $861,000 ($19.97)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($2.32)
    Housing & Community Development: $92,000 ($2.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($2.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,171,000 ($27.16)
    All Other: $175,000 ($4.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,461,000 ($103.49)
    Interest Earnings: $3,258,000 ($75.58)
    Property Sale Other: $933,000 ($21.64)
    Rents: $33,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,479,000 ($80.71)
    Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($0.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,244,000 ($52.06)
    All Other: $1,074,000 ($24.91)
    Highways: $690,000 ($16.01)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,518,000 ($197.60)
    Property: $4,175,000 ($96.85)
    NEC: $838,000 ($19.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $791,000 ($18.35)
    Public Utilities: $176,000 ($4.08)

El Centro government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,533,000 ($35.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $52,984,000 ($1229.13)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $750,000 ($17.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $47,825,000 ($1109.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($31.18)
    Other, NEC: $764,000 ($17.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,145,000 ($119.35)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($4.38)

El Centro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,074,000 ($71.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,034,000 ($557.54)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,820,000 ($42.22)

5.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
California average:

5.75%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($631 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.29%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Diego County, CA  1.23% ($38,293 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.71% ($26,307)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.56% ($27,406)


4.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
California average:

6.27%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.08%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Diego County, CA  0.89% ($34,297 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.62% ($32,527)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.42% ($40,329)

Strongest AM radio stations in El Centro:

  • KXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: KXO, INC.)
  • KWST (1430 AM; 1 kW; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KICO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: HANSON BROADCASTING CO. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KROP (1300 AM; 1 kW; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in El Centro:

  • KXO-FM (107.5 FM; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: KXO, INC.)
  • KGBA (100.1 FM; HOLTVILLE, CA; Owner: THE VOICE OF INTERNATONAL CHRISTIAN EVANGELISM, INC.)
  • KUBO (88.7 FM; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KMXX (99.3 FM; IMPERIAL, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KQVO (97.7 FM; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: HANSON BROADCASTING CO. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIQ (96.1 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSSB (100.9 FM; CALIPATRIA, CA; Owner: PHILLIP J. PLANK)

TV broadcast stations around El Centro:

  • K56GC (Channel 56; EL CENTRO-HOLTVILLE, CA; Owner: INSPIRATION TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K36FO (Channel 36; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: BROADCAST GROUP, LTD.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of El Centro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 72 meters (236ft)
Total average daily traffic: 291,351
Total average daily truck traffic: 26,221

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 12
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for El Centro, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in El Centro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 141 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in El Centro, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in El Centro)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 75 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in El Centro)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED156$127,29659$105,27289$163,72612$68,67743$79,3570$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$113,3895$93,21016$187,8681$142,3505$75,8660$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$126,85229$66,984102$143,90014$39,69223$92,31717$57,703
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN47$136,6069$106,20058$165,7348$112,99011$122,7221$184,720
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$127,9082$27,99515$166,7482$105,2653$115,5602$40,200
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in El Centro, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$164,9781$252,980
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$201,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$138,5400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$111,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 249
  • Hazardous Condition: 63
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - El Centro


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for El Centro, CA

Most common first names in El Centro, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria14874.2 years
John13974.0 years
James12972.5 years
Jose12770.1 years
William11272.9 years
Robert10771.5 years
Mary9077.2 years
Charles7275.3 years
George6475.5 years
Frank6073.7 years
Most common last names in El Centro, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lopez7673.3 years
Garcia7573.8 years
Smith5775.2 years
Hernandez4671.4 years
Gonzalez4472.1 years
Rodriguez4372.7 years
Martinez4072.8 years
Johnson3972.5 years
Jones3771.4 years
Brown3675.6 years
Businesses in El Centro, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Jones New York4
AT&T2Journeys1
Aeropostale1KFC1
American Eagle Outfitters1Kmart1
Applebee's1Kroger1
AutoZone2Lane Furniture1
Bakers1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Lowe's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Macy's1
Best Western1Marriott2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1McDonald's3
Burger King2Motherhood Maternity2
Burlington Coat Factory1New York & Co1
Charlotte Russe1Nike2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy1
Church's Chicken1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless3
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Costco1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire2Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Spencer Gifts1
El Pollo Loco1Sprint Nextel4
Express1Staples2
FedEx5Starbucks3
Finish Line1T-Mobile4
Foot Locker1Taco Bell2
GNC2Target1
GameStop2U-Haul1
Gap1UPS10
Gymboree1Vans6
H&R Block2Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Vons1
Hollister Co.1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1
Hot Topic1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1
Browse common businesses in El Centro, CA


El Centro on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment growth from 2000 to 2009"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John L. Featherstone (3)
  • James Eric Taylor (2)
  • Robert Emery (1)
  • Robert Edwin Robb (1)
  • Preston Pete Richter (1)
  • Cinto A. Abatti, Jr. (1)
  • Christopher Linden (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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