El Cerrito, California

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Population in 2014: 24,599 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 12,103  (49.2%)
Females: 12,496  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 94530, 94804.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $85,854 (it was $57,253 in 2000)
El Cerrito:

$85,854
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $44,297 (it was $32,593 in 2000)

El Cerrito city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $602,243 (it was $291,400 in 2000)
El Cerrito:

$602,243
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $519,820; Detached houses: $558,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $372,503; In 2-unit structures: $338,689; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $357,558; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,791; Mobile homes: $36,542; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,626

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,473.

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  • Races in El Cerrito, CA (2013)

    El Cerrito races chart
    • 12,01449.2%White alone
    • 6,36526.1%Asian alone
    • 2,54410.4%Hispanic
    • 1,7667.2%Black alone
    • 1,5416.3%Two or more races
    • 1110.5%Other race alone
    • 860.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in El Cerrito: 146.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.3%), English (7.3%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (4.5%), French (2.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 66 feet

Land area: 3.65 square miles.

Population density: 6,748 people per square mile   (high).

El Cerrito,CA real estate house value index trend

El Cerrito, California map

For population 25 years and over in El Cerrito:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Cerrito city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

7,143 residents are foreign born (15.8% Asia, 7.1% Latin America, 3.0% Europe).

This city:

29.2%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,950 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,561 (0.4%)

El Cerrito satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, CA (2.4 miles , pop. 99,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (2.7 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (344.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kensington, CA (1.3 miles ), Albany, CA (1.4 miles ), East Richmond Heights, CA (1.4 miles ), Richmond, CA (1.6 miles ), West Contra Costa, CA (1.7 miles ), Berkeley, CA (1.9 miles ), El Sobrante, CA (1.9 miles ), Rollingwood, CA (1.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $211,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $356,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $303,400
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $290,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $290,100
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $480,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 122.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,258 (-21.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,683 (13.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 510

El Cerrito household income distribution El Cerrito home values distribution

Crime rates in El Cerrito by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0003220000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.012.98.78.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 14122406232N/A3
per 100,000 4.216.84.28.68.717.80.027.19.012.68.3N/A12.3
Robberies 901079712013911498787558796343
per 100,000 374.6450.3410.9515.2602.4506.4443.1352.7336.9243.4327.0260.5175.6
Assaults 41454755505734725743472931
per 100,000 170.7189.4199.1236.1216.7253.2153.7325.6256.0180.5194.6119.9126.6
Burglaries 223264273241238253217215208228239280158
per 100,000 928.31,111.11,156.41,034.71,031.51,123.7981.2972.1934.3956.9989.41,157.8645.3
Thefts 1,026954947878924659666611590587635717667
per 100,000 4,270.94,015.24,011.43,769.54,004.52,927.13,011.42,762.72,650.12,463.72,628.72,964.82,724.1
Auto thefts 335421283324283233193103149108148123101
per 100,000 1,394.51,771.91,198.71,391.01,226.51,034.9872.7465.7669.3453.3612.7508.6412.5
Arson 73556N/A71441118
per 100,000 29.112.621.221.526.0N/A31.763.318.04.24.14.132.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 537.2612.2544.3614.7625.4554.3456.6441.3415.3346.8396.6377.2297.1

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Crime rate in El Cerrito detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 49 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +134 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in El Cerrito, California

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Earthquake activity:

El Cerrito-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 741% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from El Cerrito center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from El Cerrito center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 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 Contra Costa County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
El Cerrito topographic map

Birthplace of: Eric Allman - (1959-), originator of sendmail, Kim Gillan - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in El Cerrito:

  • CARLSON CONV HOSP (3230 CARLSON BLVD)
  • SHIELDS NURSING CENTER (3230 CARLSON BLVD.)
  • EL CERRITO DIALYSIS CENTER (10690 SAN PABLO AVENUE)

Amtrak stations near El Cerrito:

  • 3 miles: RICHMOND (16TH ST. & MACDONALD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 4 miles: BERKELEY (3RD ST. & UNIVERSITY AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: EMERYVILLE (5885 LANDREGAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

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

  • Berkeley City College (about 4 miles; Berkeley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,146)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 5 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Contra Costa College (about 5 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Laney College (about 9 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)
  • College of Alameda (about 10 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)
  • Academy of Art University (about 11 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 12,352)
  • Merritt College (about 12 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)

Public high schools in El Cerrito:

  • EL CERRITO SENIOR HIGH (Students: 876, Location: 540 ASHBURY AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOL K2 (Location: 1800 ELM ST., Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in El Cerrito:

  • FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY (Location: 724 KEARNEY ST., Grades: KG-6)
  • HARDING ELEMENTARY (Location: 7230 FAIRMONT AVE., Grades: KG-6)
  • MADERA ELEMENTARY (Location: 8500 MADERA DR., Grades: KG-6)
  • FRED T. KOREMATSU MIDDLE (Location: 1021 NAVELLIER ST., Grades: 7-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in El Cerrito:

  • PROSPECT SIERRA SCHOOL (Students: 480, Location: 960 AVIS DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • TEHIYAH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 251, Location: 2603 TASSAJARA AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (Students: 230, Location: 11156 SAN PABLO AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • WINDRUSH SCHOOL (Students: 165, Location: 1800 ELM ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JEROME CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 161, Location: 320 SAN CARLOS AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI FAMILY SCHOOL-SCENIC (Students: 159, Location: 7075 CUTTING BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MONTESSORI FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 109, Location: 7075 CUTTING BLVD, Grades: TK-8)
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Notable locations in El Cerrito: Mira Vista Country Club (A), Veterans Memorial Building (B), El Cerrito Fire Department Station 72 (C), El Cerrito City Hall (D), El Cerrito Branch Contra Costa County Library (E), El Cerrito Plaza Station (F), El Cerrito Del Norte Station (G), Contra Costa Civic Theatre (H), Cavalry Ambulance (I), Riverside County Fire Department Station 15 El Cerrito (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in El Cerrito include: Saint Patricks Episcopal Church (A), Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (B), Saint Jerome Roman Catholic Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), El Cerrito United Methodist Church (F), El Cerrito Evangelical Free Church (G), Christ Lutheran Church (H), Berkeley Free Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in El Cerrito include: Poinsett Park (1), Tassajara Park (2), Cerrito Vista Park (3), Arlington Park (4), Casa Cerrito Park (5), Castro Park (6), El Cerrito Community Swim Center (7), Hillside Natural Area (8), Canyon Trail Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn (10621 San Pablo Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Contra Costa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.361. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.361
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.502
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00320. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00320
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Black residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in El Cerrito in 2010:

  • 43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in El Cerrito in 2000:

  • 106 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

El Cerrito, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in El Cerrito (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: El Cerrito Plaza Lucky Branch at 1000 El Cerrito Plaza`, branch established on 2011/05/31; San Pablo Avenue Branch at 9950 San Pablo Avenue, branch established on 1988/12/27. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: El Cerrito Plaza Lucky Banking Cente at 1000 El Cerrito Plaza, branch established on 2011/05/31; El Cerrito Plaza Branch at 9800 San Pablo Avenue, branch established on 1965/09/20. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: El Cerrito Branch at 10422 San Pablo Avenue, branch established on 1948/10/18. 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
  • Citibank, National Association: 280 El Cerrito Plaza Branch at 280 El Cerrito Plaza, branch established on 1945/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Mechanics Bank: El Cerrito Branch at 9996 San Pablo Avenue, branch established on 1927/04/04. Info updated 2011/03/24: Bank assets: $2,991.7 mil, Deposits: $2,573.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices
  • Bank of the West: El Cerrito Branch at 11100 San Pablo Avenue, branch established on 1949/10/29. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
California average:

15.4

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

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Neighborhoods in El Cerrito:

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Religion statistics for El Cerrito city (based on Contra Costa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic228,40034
Evangelical Protestant81,120352
Other48,553123
Mainline Protestant32,693101
Black Protestant10,39534
Orthodox2,4358
None645,429-
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: 181
Contra Costa County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Contra Costa County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 178
Contra Costa County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 683
Here:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Contra Costa County:

22.2%
California:

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

16.8%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.7%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.4%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
El Cerrito:

27.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
El Cerrito:

16.3%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
El Cerrito:

13.6%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
El Cerrito:

30.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
El Cerrito:

59.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
El Cerrito:

81.0%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of El Cerrito, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$49,381$84,6530$0
Other Government Administration 12$64,980$64,9800$0
Police Protection - Officers 42$393,113$112,3180$0
Police - Other 8$37,187$55,7814$4,851
Firefighters 34$389,258$137,3850$0
Streets and Highways 14$86,802$74,4020$0
Solid Waste Management 8$45,260$67,8905$4,838
Parks and Recreation 20$84,508$50,70583$87,807
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$21,401$85,6040$0
Other and Unallocable 9$54,297$72,3961$2,697
Totals for Government 157$1,226,187$93,72193$100,193

El Cerrito government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $3,728,000 ($151.55)
    Central Staff Services: $2,981,000 ($121.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($11.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,606,000 ($309.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,345,000 ($217.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,068,000 ($124.72)
    Regular Highways: $2,915,000 ($118.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,809,000 ($73.54)
    Financial Administration: $1,262,000 ($51.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,047,000 ($42.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $969,000 ($39.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $391,000 ($15.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000 ($1.59)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,555,000 ($63.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $403,000 ($16.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $284,000 ($11.55)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($1.22)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($0.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($0.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,412,000 ($463.92)

El Cerrito government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,551,000 ($103.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,649,000 ($67.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $829,000 ($33.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $156,000 ($6.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,847,000 ($75.08)
    Interest Earnings: $1,057,000 ($42.97)
    Donations From Private Sources: $420,000 ($17.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $388,000 ($15.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $349,000 ($14.19)
    Rents: $258,000 ($10.49)
    Sale of Property: $29,000 ($1.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,614,000 ($106.26)
    All Other: $2,223,000 ($90.37)
    Highways: $542,000 ($22.03)
  • Tax - Property: $9,267,000 ($376.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,484,000 ($141.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,680,000 ($108.95)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $645,000 ($26.22)
    Other License: $351,000 ($14.27)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $140,000 ($5.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($3.37)

El Cerrito government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,948,000 ($1339.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,771,000 ($1291.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,177,000 ($47.85)

El Cerrito government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,543,000 ($753.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,376,000 ($462.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,629,000 ($66.22)

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($67,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Alameda County, CA  1.77% ($69,267 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.52% ($75,223)
from Solano County, CA  0.38% ($50,630)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alameda County, CA  1.41% ($57,956 average AGI)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.44% ($56,560)
to Solano County, CA  0.39% ($47,181)

Strongest AM radio stations in El Cerrito:

  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KABL (960 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KMKY (1310 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in El Cerrito:

  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • K249DJ (97.7 FM; SAN PABLO, CA; Owner: EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around El Cerrito:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of El Cerrito fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 85m279ftTotal length
  • 869,600Total average daily traffic
  • 83,443Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 51970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for El Cerrito, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in El Cerrito)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in El Cerrito, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

175 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in El Cerrito)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4765G , Serial Number: 414-0940, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1985
    Registrant (Corporation): Aircraft Charter And Leasing LLC, 6500 Fairmount Ave Ste 200, El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 0-58B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 48619 , Serial Number: 058B4292, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Bob Kellog, 7508 Fairmount, El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8755E , Serial Number: 28-7690200, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Pic Flying Club LLC, 1230 Scott St, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$517,607129$384,262826$329,84434$254,5041$325,00042$302,516
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$430,90424$391,58295$385,3397$299,0030$012$333,469
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$546,91816$373,021163$392,32410$238,5630$018$287,017
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$405,00016$436,651121$325,2148$186,5940$010$278,527
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$461,0654$425,50548$318,7872$68,5000$02$367,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in El Cerrito, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$367,9911$403,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$389,7733$468,930
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$417,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$347,730

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - El Cerrito

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in El Cerrito, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Jamba Juice1
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Avenue1Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panda Express1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Burger King1Pier 1 Imports1
CVS2Safeway1
Church's Chicken1Sears1
Curves1Skechers USA1
Dennys1Staples1
DressBarn1Starbucks2
Dressbarn1Subway1
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Trader Joe's1
H&R Block2UPS2
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Vons2
IHOP1Walgreens1

El Cerrito compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

El Cerrito on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (1,000+ students)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hong Kong (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking subway or elevated to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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