El Centro, California

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Population in 2013: 43,363 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 20,960  (48.3%)
Females: 22,403  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  29.9 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92243, 92251.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,682 (it was $33,161 in 2000)
El Centro:

$43,682
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,138 (it was $13,874 in 2000)

El Centro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,314 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
El Centro:

$150,314
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $165,189; Detached houses: $177,462; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,744; In 2-unit structures: $259,850; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,535; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,812; Mobile homes: $46,981; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,302

Median gross rent in 2013: $742.

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  • Races in El Centro, CA (2013)

    El Centro races chart
    • 36,30284.1%Hispanic
    • 4,87411.3%White alone
    • 8812.0%Black alone
    • 8842.0%Asian alone
    • 1690.4%Two or more races
    • 670.2%Other race alone
    • 480.1%American Indian alone

Races in El Centro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in El Centro: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.8%), Irish (2.9%), English (1.9%), United States (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -40 feet

Land area: 9.58 square miles.

Population density: 4,527 people per square mile   (average).

El Centro,CA real estate house value index trend

El Centro, California map

For population 25 years and over in El Centro:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Centro city:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

13,684 residents are foreign born (29.8% Latin America).

This city:

31.7%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in El Centro, California as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in El Centro to the number of sex offenders is 1,051 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 2013: $1,500 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $730 (0.6%)

El Centro satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 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: +4,784 (+11.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,503 (53.4%)

Area code: 760

El Centro household income distribution El Centro home values distribution

Crime rates in El Centro by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0100003011221
per 100,000 0.02.50.00.00.00.07.30.02.52.44.64.62.3
Rapes 13147171861110771177
per 100,000 33.735.718.444.246.615.026.925.117.416.925.516.016.2
Robberies 49495261435931523645364054
per 100,000 127.1124.9136.6158.8111.4147.575.7130.489.2108.383.591.7124.9
Assaults 29925726625028726322110713314411611782
per 100,000 775.9655.2698.5650.7743.4657.6539.6268.4329.7346.7269.1268.1189.6
Burglaries 654564584642758721710509570672695734416
per 100,000 1,697.01,437.91,533.71,670.91,963.51,802.81,733.51,276.81,413.11,617.91,612.61,681.8961.9
Thefts 8835048938781,0979861,1151,4121,4361,5461,4241,5721,499
per 100,000 2,291.21,284.92,345.12,285.12,841.62,465.42,722.43,542.03,560.03,722.23,304.03,602.03,466.0
Auto thefts 211201198218260266247309251190165171124
per 100,000 547.5512.4520.0567.4673.5665.1603.1775.1622.3457.4382.8391.8286.7
Arson 2094320N/A79131593
per 100,000 51.922.910.57.85.20.0N/A17.622.331.334.820.66.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 491.4409.3453.7483.5543.0482.4461.1420.4417.0433.8397.9410.3333.3

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 69 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.34
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

22.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,351 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in El Centro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in El Centro, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

El Centro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 602% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from El Centro 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 the city 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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from El Centro center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
El Centro topographic map

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 in El Centro:

  • EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1415 ROSS AVENUE)
  • HELPING HANDS-HOSPICE (1310 S IMPERIAL AVE)
  • HOMECHOICE HOSPICE SERVICES (2344 SOUTH 2ND SUITE A)
  • HOSPICE OF IMPERIAL VALLEY (300 S IMPERIAL AVENUE SUITE 15)
  • OLSTEN KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (1850 W MAIN ST, SUITE C)

Dialysis Facilities in El Centro:

  • FMC-EL CENTRO DESERT VALLEY DIALYSIS CENTER (110 S. FIFTH STREET)
  • FMC-IMPERIAL COUNTY (200 WAKE AVENUE)
  • FMC-IMPERIAL VALLEY HOME THERAPIES (2205 W. ROSS AVENUE, SUITE 3)

Home Health Centers in El Centro:

  • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA INC (2344 SOUTH 2ND, SUITE A)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1503 NORTH IMPERIAL AVE, SUITE 106)
  • PCP HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1241 STATE STREET)

Nursing Homes in El Centro:

  • VALLEY CONVALESCENT CENTER (1700 S. IMPERIAL AVE)

Airports and heliports located in El Centro:

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College/University in El Centro:

  • CET-El Centro (Full-time enrollment: 260; Location: 294 S 3rd St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: cetweb.org)

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

  • Imperial Valley College (about 5 miles; Imperial, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,313)
  • Arizona Western College (about 63 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 81 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • College of the Desert (about 82 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Grossmont College (about 85 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • Southwestern College (about 85 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 10,761)
  • San Diego State University (about 89 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 27,516)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 192. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

192
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.371. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.371
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.83. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.83
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.470. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.470
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

111
U.S.:

20

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0202. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0202
U.S.:

0.0147

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

GORDON S WELL PARK # 2 (Address: B7939 Main Street , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • OLD EUCALYPTUS SCHOOLHOUSE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • RED HILL MARINA (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • WIEST LAKE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • SUNBEAM LAKE RV RESORT (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • ONE-ELEVEN TRUCK PLAZA (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • IVC DESERT MUSEUM SOCIETY INC. (Address: B7939 Main Street , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 23.9% 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

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, California environmental map by EPA

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El Centro compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.1
California average:

15.4

El Centro travel time to work - commute El Centro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,22612
Evangelical Protestant12,70780
Other3,63314
Mainline Protestant1,13712
Black Protestant6695
None107,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$41,948$62,9220$0
Other Government Administration 23$108,742$56,7351$1,738
Judicial and Legal 5$36,033$86,4790$0
Police Protection - Officers 53$337,258$76,3600$0
Police - Other 22$99,203$54,1111$3,229
Firefighters 39$219,918$67,6670$0
Fire - Other 4$15,052$45,1561$2,143
Streets and Highways 18$90,942$60,6280$0
Hospitals 827$3,258,680$47,284192$278,102
Solid Waste Management 1$4,118$49,4160$0
Sewerage 14$72,595$62,2240$0
Parks and Recreation 10$48,454$58,1452$3,382
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$36,901$63,2590$0
Water Supply 22$103,446$56,4251$1,786
Local Libraries 5$21,686$52,0460$0
Other and Unallocable 8$33,604$50,4060$0
Totals for Government 1,066$4,528,580$50,978198$290,380

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

  • Construction - Own Hospitals: $16,663,000 ($384.27)
    Regular Highways: $3,590,000 ($82.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,164,000 ($49.90)
    Central Staff Services: $715,000 ($16.49)
    Police Protection: $503,000 ($11.60)
    Water Utilities: $270,000 ($6.23)
    Sewerage: $236,000 ($5.44)
    Fire Protection: $136,000 ($3.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($2.81)
    Libraries: $114,000 ($2.63)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $49,239,000 ($1135.51)
    Police Protection: $5,073,000 ($116.99)
    Fire Protection: $3,383,000 ($78.02)
    Regular Highways: $3,122,000 ($72.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,092,000 ($71.31)
    Water Utilities: $3,038,000 ($70.06)
    Sewerage: $2,673,000 ($61.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,397,000 ($32.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,392,000 ($32.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000 ($30.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $478,000 ($11.02)
    Libraries: $349,000 ($8.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000 ($7.31)
    General - Other: $143,000 ($3.30)
    Transit Utilities: $124,000 ($2.86)
    Health Services - Other: $68,000 ($1.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,957,000 ($68.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $412,000 ($9.50)
    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 ($688.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($2.10)

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

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $52,724,000 ($1215.88)
    Sewerage: $4,067,000 ($93.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,119,000 ($71.93)
    All Other: $861,000 ($19.86)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($2.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $92,000 ($2.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($2.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,171,000 ($27.00)
    All Other: $175,000 ($4.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,461,000 ($102.88)
    Interest Earnings: $3,258,000 ($75.13)
    Property Sale Other: $933,000 ($21.52)
    Rents: $33,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,479,000 ($80.23)
    Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($0.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,244,000 ($51.75)
    All Other: $1,074,000 ($24.77)
    Highways: $690,000 ($15.91)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,518,000 ($196.43)
    Property: $4,175,000 ($96.28)
    NEC: $838,000 ($19.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $791,000 ($18.24)
    Public Utilities: $176,000 ($4.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,533,000 ($35.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $52,984,000 ($1221.87)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $750,000 ($17.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $47,825,000 ($1102.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($30.99)
    Other, NEC: $764,000 ($17.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,145,000 ($118.65)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($4.36)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,074,000 ($70.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,034,000 ($554.25)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,820,000 ($41.97)

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.71% ($37,372 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.70% ($27,872)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.40% ($25,974)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($664 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.90% ($41,430 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.66% ($30,814)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.36% ($26,502)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 83m272ftTotal length
  • 329,921Total average daily traffic
  • 29,833Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 141960-1969
  • 21990-1999
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-Eleven4Hot Topic1
99 Cents Only Stores1JCPenney1
AT&T2Jones New York4
Aeropostale1Journeys1
American Eagle Outfitters1Justice1
Applebee's1KFC1
AutoZone2Kmart1
Bakers1Kroger1
Bath & Body Works1Lane Furniture1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Lowe's1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Macy's1
Burger King2Marriott2
Burlington Coat Factory1McDonald's3
Carl\s Jr.2Motherhood Maternity2
Charlotte Russe1New York & Co1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy1
Church's Chicken1Pac Sun1
Circle K1Payless3
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Costco1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys2Sears2
Discount Tire2Skechers USA1
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
Honda1Wet Seal1

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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