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Population (year 2000): 37,835. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,636 (+4.8% change)
Males: 18,594 (49.1%), Females: 19,241 (50.9%)

Imperial County

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Median resident age: 30.0 years
Median household income: $33,161 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,300 (year 2000)

El Centro, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in El Centro:

  • Hispanic (74.6%)
  • Other race (41.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (18.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (3.8%), Irish (3.5%), English (2.9%), United States (2.3%), Italian (1.1%), French (1.0%).

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Elevation: -40 feet

Land area: 9.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in El Centro

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Centro city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

34.4% Foreign born (31.7% Latin America).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AZ Yuma, (65.1 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Diego, CA San (109.1 miles pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: CA (3.9 miles Imperial, CA (4.4 miles Heber, CA Calexico, (8.6 miles CA (9.0 miles Seeley, CA (12.4 miles Holtville, CA (13.1 miles Brawley, CA (17.8 miles Westmorland, CA (23.6 miles Calipatria,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 34 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 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

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 115.56 W

Area code: 760


El Centro, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Retail trade (12.4%), Public administration (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,391 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,259 (57.0%)


 

Crime in El Centro by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 2.6 2.6 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 14 4 13 14 7 17
    per 100,000 37.0 10.6 34.4 37.0 18.5 44.9
Robberies 66 50 49 49 52 61
    per 100,000 174.4 132.2 129.5 129.5 137.4 161.2
Assaults 284 303 299 257 266 250
    per 100,000 750.6 800.8 790.3 679.3 703.1 660.8
Burglaries 839 633 654 564 584 642
    per 100,000 2217.5 1673.1 1728.6 1490.7 1543.5 1696.8
Thefts 993 922 883 504 893 878
    per 100,000 2624.6 2436.9 2333.8 1332.1 2360.2 2320.6
Auto thefts 201 182 211 201 198 218
    per 100,000 531.3 481.0 557.7 531.3 523.3 576.2
522.6 459.8 469.6 392.3 433.6 456.2


Average climate in El Centro, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Robert Thomas - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Jul 17, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in El Centro:
  • EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1415 ROSS AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near El Centro:
  • PIONEERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 15 miles; BRAWLEY, CA)
  • YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 64 miles; YUMA, AZ)
  • PHS INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITAL (about 65 miles; WINTERHAVEN, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in El Centro, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to El Centro:
  • YUMA MCAS/YUMA INTL (about 67 miles; YUMA, AZ; ID: YUM)
  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL (about 97 miles; PALM SPRINGS, CA; ID: PSP)
  • SAN DIEGO INTL-LINDBERGH FLD (about 113 miles; SAN DIEGO, CA; ID: SAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to El Centro:
  • IMPERIAL COUNTY (about 4 miles; IMPERIAL, CA; ID: IPL)
  • EL CENTRO NAF (about 8 miles; EL CENTRO, CA; ID: NJK)
  • CALEXICO INTL (about 10 miles; CALEXICO, CA; ID: CXL)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 3 $9,631 $38,524 3 $5,028
Sewerage 14 $55,454 $47,532 1 $1,067
Other Government Administration 11 $35,789 $39,042 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $29,324 $31,989 31 $36,186
Other and Unallocable 13 $52,381 $48,351 2 $4,260
Financial Administration 6 $22,760 $45,520 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $26,382 $79,146 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 45 $220,171 $58,712 0 $0
Police - Other 22 $73,788 $40,248 20 $15,549
Firefighters 34 $160,475 $56,638 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,312 $37,248 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $43,481 $52,177 1 $1,277
Water Supply 23 $86,273 $45,012 1 $1,067
Local Libraries 6 $19,009 $38,018 4 $3,491
Streets and Highways 17 $59,596 $42,067 1 $1,227
Hospitals 623 $1,802,557 $34,720 22 $50,878
Totals for Government 845 $2,706,385 $38,433 86 $120,030


College/University in El Centro:
  • CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-EL CENTRO (Full-time enrollment: 316; Location: 294 S 3RD ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to El Centro:
  • IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; IMPERIAL, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,006)
  • ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE (about 66 miles; YUMA, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE (about 75 miles; RIVERSIDE, CA; FT enrollment: 12,213)
  • COLLEGE OF THE DESERT (about 86 miles; PALM DESERT, CA; FT enrollment: 3,804)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO (about 91 miles; LA JOLLA, CA; FT enrollment: 19,582)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS (about 91 miles; SAN MARCOS, CA; FT enrollment: 4,875)
  • CUYAMACA COLLEGE (about 94 miles; EL CAJON, CA; FT enrollment: 3,278)
Public high schools in El Centro:
  • SOUTHWEST HIGH (Students: 2,118; Location: 2001 OCOTILLO DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 1,652; Location: 1001 BRIGHTON AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DESERT OASIS HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 177; Location: 1302 SOUTH 3RD ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in El Centro:
  • WILSON JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 937; Location: 600 S. WILSON AVE.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • KENNEDY MIDDLE (Students: 808; Location: 900 N. SIXTH ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 648; Location: 223 E. FIRST ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HEDRICK (MARGARET) ELEMENTARY (Students: 570; Location: 550 S. WATERMAN AVE.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 561; Location: 1177 N. EIGHTH ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY (Students: 542; Location: 2450 MAIN ST.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MCCABE ELEMENTARY (Students: 531; Location: 701 W. MCCABE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • HARDING ELEMENTARY (Students: 514; Location: 950 S. SEVENTH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 488; Location: 200 N. TWELFTH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • DESERT GARDEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 487; Location: 1900 S. SIXTH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in El Centro:
  • ST MARY S SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 700 S WATERMAN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 768 HOLT AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILDREN'S GARDEN MONT SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 1618 CLARK ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in El Centro:
  • IMPERIAL COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $539,900; Location: 940 MAIN ST, STE 204 B; 40,519 books; 111 audio materials; 280 video materials; 92 serial subscriptions)
  • EL CENTRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $453,674; Location: 539 STATE ST.; 95,240 books; 1,255 audio materials; 4,819 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in El Centro: Broken Spoke Country Club (A), City of El Centro Water Plant (B), Desert Trails Recreational Vehicle Park (C), El Centro Public Library (D), El Centro Community Center Branch el Centro Public Library (E), El Centro Community Center (F), Veterans Memorial Hall (G), Imperial County Law Library (H), Imperial County Jail (I), Imperial County Courthouse (J), Fire Station Number 1 (K).

Shopping Centers: Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1), El Centro Center Shopping Center (2).

Churches in El Centro include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Grace Baptist Church (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), El Centro Korean Church (D), Sweet Home Baptist Church (E), Emmanuel Asamblea de Dios Latina (F), Valley Christian Church (G), Iglesia de Dios de la Profesia (H).

Parks in El Centro include: Adams Park (1), West Park (2), West Main Park (3), Swarthout Field (4), McGee Park (5), Bucklin Park (6), Fraizer Field (7), North Park (8), Desert Gardens Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


El Centro compared to California state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)

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)
  • KSIQ (96.1 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • 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.)

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