El Cerrito, California Population 2024

24,993

El Cerrito is a city located in Contra Costa County California. El Cerrito has a 2024 population of 24,993. El Cerrito is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -3.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,967 in 2020.

The average household income in El Cerrito is $163,879 with a poverty rate of 8.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in El Cerrito is 41.9 years, 41 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

El Cerrito Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Cerrito was:

  • White: 48.39%
  • Asian: 29.76%
  • Two or more races: 11.01%
  • Black or African American: 5.11%
  • Other race: 3.89%
  • Native American: 1.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,834.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.75% (-974)
The current population of El Cerrito, California is 24,993 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,967.

El Cerrito, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,51848.39%
Asian7,69829.76%
Two or more races2,84711.01%
Black or African American1,3215.11%
Other race1,0063.89%
Native American3131.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1660.64%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

El Cerrito Population by Race

El Cerrito Population Pyramid 2024

El Cerrito Median Age

41.9

Total

41

Male

42.9

Female

El Cerrito Adults

There are 21,423 adults, (5,144 of whom are seniors) in El Cerrito.

El Cerrito Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

El Cerrito Sex Ratio

Female13,39651.78%
Male12,47348.22%

El Cerrito Population by Age

El Cerrito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,6372.4256.743.3
Married5,1583.0367.732.3
Non Family4,0321.4748.151.9
Female1,0452.8444.455.6
Male4023.0232.867.2
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

El Cerrito Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 75.75%.

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,592

Average Earnings

$70,996

Average Male

$64,860

Average Female

El Cerrito Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Cerrito Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

El Cerrito Language

62.42% of El Cerrito residents speak only English, while 37.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.99% of the population.

El Cerrito Language

El Cerrito Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian7,64990011.77%
White11,6657076.06%
Hispanic3,2822337.1%
Multiple2,8391635.74%
Black1,31013910.61%
Other1,003929.17%
Islander166148.43%
Native31320.64%
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8.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.77%

Male Poverty Rate

9.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Cerrito

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Cerrito is Asian, with 11.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Cerrito is Native, with 0.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.86%.

El Cerrito Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.61%
Less Than 9th Grade15.42%
Some College10.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.62%
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El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.26%
Male Unemployed16.27%
Male Employed3.99%
Female Employed3.67%
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El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Cerrito Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

El Cerrito Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

El Cerrito Married by Age and Sex

male

female

El Cerrito Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

El Cerrito Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

El Cerrito Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

488

Number of Veterans

452

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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El Cerrito Veterans by War

count

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El Cerrito Veterans by Age

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El Cerrito Veterans by Race

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

El Cerrito Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

El Cerrito Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

El Cerrito Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.33%

Born in El Cerrito

66.89%

Native Born

33.11%

Foreign Born

13.28%

Non Citizen

19.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.89% of El Cerrito residents were born in the United States, with 44.33% having been born in California. 13.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

El Cerrito Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,518-295-1.24%
202823,813-295-1.22%
202724,108-295-1.21%
202624,403-295-1.19%
202524,698-295-1.18%
202424,993-295-1.17%
202325,288-295-1.15%
202225,583-295-1.14%
202125,878-89-0.34%
202025,9675262.07%
201925,441980.39%
201825,3431550.62%
201725,1881090.43%
201625,0792300.93%
201524,8492851.16%
201424,5642410.99%
201324,3232671.11%
201224,0561960.82%
201123,8602070.88%
201023,6534822.08%
200023,1713021.32%
199022,8691380.61%
198022,731-2,459-9.76%
197025,190-247-0.97%
196025,4377,42641.23%
195018,01111,874193.48%
19406,1372,26758.58%
19303,8702,365157.14%
19201,505
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El Cerrito Population by Year