El Nido, California

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Population in 2010: 330.
Males: 184  (55.8%)
Females: 146  (44.2%)
Median resident age:

22.5 years
California median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 95317.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $66,164
El Nido:

$66,164
CA:

$91,551

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $27,846

El Nido CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $388,300
El Nido:

$388,300
CA:

$715,900

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $326,129; detached houses: $837,051; mobile homes: $17,378

Median gross rent in 2022: $915.

March 2022 cost of living index in El Nido: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 18.1%
(19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for other race residents, 63.6% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in El Nido, CA (2022)
    • 44895.1%Hispanic
    • 296.2%White alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in El Nido, California as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in El Nido is 242 to 1.


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Current Local Time: PST time zone

203 residents are foreign born (44.3% Latin America).

This place:

43.0%
California:

26.5%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Thousand Oaks, CA (12.8 miles , pop. 117,005).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Los Angeles, CA (21.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Malibu, CA (1.6 miles ),
Agoura Hills, CA (2.8 miles ),
Calabasas, CA (2.8 miles ),
Westlake Village, CA (2.9 miles ),
Topanga, CA (2.9 miles ),
Oak Park, CA (3.0 miles ),
Hidden Hills, CA (3.1 miles ),
Lake Sherwood, CA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.04 N, Longitude: 118.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 310

Distribution of median household income in El Nido, CA in 2022
Distribution of house value in El Nido, CA in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

10.2%
California:

5.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.352. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

5.1
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2021 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 0.00179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00179
U.S.:

0.00931

Earthquake activity:

El Nido-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6733% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from El Nido 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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 143.9 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 135.6 miles away from El Nido center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from El Nido 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 Merced County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near El Nido:

  • AMERICAN DREAM HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)
  • SHC SPECIALTY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CTR (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)
  • LOS ROBLES HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; THOUSAND OAKS, CA)
  • INFINITE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)
  • ROYAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)
  • 24-7 QUALITY INFUSION AND HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)
  • BUENA VISTA HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA)

Amtrak stations near El Nido:

  • 16 miles: SIMI VALLEY (5000 E. LOS ANGELES AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: CHATSWORTH (21510 DEVONSHIRE ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: MOORPARK (300 HIGH ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, public transit connection.

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

  • Pepperdine University (about 2 miles; Malibu, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,722)
  • Los Angeles Pierce College (about 14 miles; Woodland Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 10,996)
  • California Lutheran University (about 15 miles; Thousand Oaks, CA; FT enrollment: 4,103)
  • Mount St Mary's College (about 16 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 2,431)
  • Santa Monica College (about 16 miles; Santa Monica, CA; FT enrollment: 20,311)
  • University of California-Los Angeles (about 17 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 39,409)
  • California State University-Northridge (about 19 miles; Northridge, CA; FT enrollment: 28,060)

Public elementary/middle school in El Nido:

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Notable location: Merced County Fire Department Station 83 El Nido (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in El Nido: El Nido Missionary Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Merced County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.7%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in El Nido:

Marital status in El Nido, CA
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 72.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in El Nido:

  • High school or higher: 38.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.3
California average:

15.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for El Nido, CA (based on Merced County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic102,00518
Evangelical Protestant26,640124
Other5,88423
Mainline Protestant3,67318
Black Protestant1,0878
Orthodox641
None116,440-
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: 58
Merced County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Merced County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Merced County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
This county:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Merced County:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Merced County:

29.5%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Merced County:

17.8%
State:

17.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in El Nido:

  • KACD (850 AM; 25 kW; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSUR (1260 AM; 25 kW; BEVERLY HILLS, CA)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in El Nido:

  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCSN (88.5 FM; NORTHRIDGE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • K220FR (91.9 FM; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMRO-FM1 (90.3 FM; CAMARILLO, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K261AB (100.1 FM; NEWHALL, ETC., CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLT (92.7 FM; THOUSAND OAKS, CA; Owner: AMATURO GROUP OF L.A., LTD.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around El Nido:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSMV-LP (Channel 33; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
  • KADY-TV (Channel 63; OXNARD, CA; Owner: BILTMORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

El Nido fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2005 06:36 PM, El Nido Rd, Lat: 37.134750, Lon: -120.491130, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.2mTotal length
  • $436,000Total costs
  • 39,140Total average daily traffic
  • 6,313Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • ERIK C SWANSON, Sandy Mush Rd 7.5 Km Nw (Lat: 37.186667 Lon: -120.535000), Type: 151.5, Overall height: 151.5 m, Registrant: Buckley Communications Inc Dba , Green-wich, Phone: (203) 661-4307

  • Sandy Mush Rd 7.5 Km Nw (Lat: 37.186667 Lon: -120.535000), Type: 151.5, Overall height: 151.5 m, Registrant: Buckley Communications Inc Dba , Green-wich, Phone: (203) 661-4307


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • El Nido Telemetry Sta 10 Km W (Lat: 37.147444 Lon: -120.605472), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: KNJ87,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.925 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2005, Expiration Date: 07/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2011, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:

  • Lat: 37.134694 Lon: -120.480417, Call Sign: WQTF284,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.987 MHz, 451.762 MHz, 456.562 MHz, 462.237 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2014, Expiration Date: 01/22/2024, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2024, Certifier: Sarah Alexander, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:

  • ELNIDOMER83, 10537 South Highway 59 (Lat: 37.134306 Lon: -120.492528), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQVH521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.390 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: John Lemmon, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5102, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CV-790-04, El Nido Road (Lat: 37.134500 Lon: -120.482778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 33.2 m, Call Sign: WPYS515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10556.2 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/2003, Expiration Date: 10/15/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2014, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-7040, Email:

  • SC07790A, El Nido Road (Lat: 37.134500 Lon: -120.482778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 33.2 m, Call Sign: WQTZ578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10556.2 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2014, Expiration Date: 11/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2015, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

  • SANDY MUSH, East Sandy Mush Road (Lat: 37.189806 Lon: -120.416444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WRHX402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2020, Expiration Date: 07/07/2030, Certifier: Kevin Hetrick, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

  • Wilbur Ellis, 782 West Washington Road (Lat: 37.113611 Lon: -120.506750), Type: Building, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WRQT305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2022, Expiration Date: 05/06/2032, Certifier: Peter L Sorensen, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB6QZW, Grant Date: 03/28/1995, Expiration Date: 03/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2007, Registrant: William S Cogburn, 10225 South Hwy 59, El Nido, CA 95317


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-390-A1B6 (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 597CM, N597CM, N-597CM, Serial Number: 1130-2013, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 03/24/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Dussen Michael Dean Vander, 729 E Jefferson Rd, El Nido, CA 95317
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91005, N91005, N-91005, Serial Number: 18-8109060, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Connley Clayton, Po Box 24, El Nido, CA 95317

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in El Nido, CA
  • 73.9%Electricity
  • 13.0%Solar energy
  • 13.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in El Nido, CA
  • 58.7%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


El Nido compared to California state average:

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

El Nido on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #8 (95317) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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