El Centro is a city located in Imperial County California. El Centro has a 2020 population of 44,049. It is also the county seat of Imperial County. El Centro is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,678 in 2010.
The average household income in El Centro is $65,899 with a poverty rate of 24.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $803 per month, and the median house value is $192,600. The median age in El Centro is 32.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Centrowas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.07%.
20.18% of El Centro residents speak only English, while 79.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 77.90% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in El Centro is Black, with 43.14% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in El Centro is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.80%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in El Centro
68.86% of El Centro residents were born in the United States, with 58.63% having been born in California. 15.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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