El Cerrito, California Population 2021

25,310
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El Cerrito is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 25,310, it is the 272nd largest city in California and the 1527th largest city in the United States. El Cerrito is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually but its population has increased by 7.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,549 in 2010. El Cerrito reached it's highest population of 25,607 in 2018. Spanning over 4 miles, El Cerrito has a population density of 6,921 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Cerrito is $140,298 with a poverty rate of 8.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,956 per month, and the median house value is $804,700. The median age in El Cerrito is 42.7 years, 42.6 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

El Cerrito Demographics

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

  • White: 53.61%
  • Asian: 30.33%
  • Two or more races: 7.00%
  • Black or African American: 4.96%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
The current population of El Cerrito, California is 25,310, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,607.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,549.

El Cerrito, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,61653.61%
Asian7,70430.33%
Two or More Races1,7777.00%
Black or African American1,2604.96%
Some Other Race6562.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native2230.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1620.64%
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El Cerrito Population by Race

El Cerrito Population Pyramid 2021

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El Cerrito Median Age

42.7


Total

42.6


Male

42.8


Female

El Cerrito Adults

There are 20,901 adults, (5,028 of whom are seniors) in El Cerrito.

El Cerrito Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

El Cerrito Sex Ratio

Female

13,417

52.83%

Male

11,981

47.17%

El Cerrito Population by Age

El Cerrito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Cerrito Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.7%31.3%
All59.5%40.5%
Female53.8%46.2%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
Male39.1%60.9%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Cerrito Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0342.5259.5
Married5,5533.0368.7
Non Family3,2361.4447.2
Female9662.9153.8
Male2793.4639.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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El Cerrito Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5372.76%
9th to 12th Grade5562.85%
High School Graduate2,06910.62%
Some College2,64513.58%
Associates Degree1,2566.45%
Bachelors Degree6,16631.66%
Graduate Degree6,24732.08%
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El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,8129,6277,329
Asian5,9865,3923,343
Hispanic1,6181,410783
Black1,040973430
Multiple Races861841571
Other Race472403181
Native American17216224
Islander1611273

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 74.69%.

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,422$62,948$52,909
Less Than High School$23,790$27,938$21,705
High School Grad$30,383$32,315$26,658
Some College$38,865$49,706$30,275
Bachelors Degree$63,766$70,399$60,172
Graduate Degree$87,192$96,518$82,159

$57,422

Average Earnings

$62,948

Average Male

$52,909

Average Female

El Cerrito Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Cerrito Language by Age

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El Cerrito Language

62.50% of El Cerrito residents speak only English, while 37.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.74% of the population.

El Cerrito Language

El Cerrito Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian7,6761,01413.21%
White12,0256575.46%
Hispanic2,5842108.13%
Multiple1,7751417.94%
Black1,24714011.23%
Other653578.73%
Islander16210.62%

8.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.98%

Male Poverty Rate

9.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Cerrito

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Cerrito is Asian, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Cerrito is Islander, with 0.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.81%.

El Cerrito Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.97%
Less Than High School14.34%
Some College10.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.56%
Male Unemployed25.16%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed3.64%

El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Cerrito Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$108,298$140,298
Families$129,820$161,237
Married Families$140,040-
Non Families$63,382$91,583
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Income by Household Type

El Cerrito Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

El Cerrito Married by Age and Sex

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El Cerrito Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

El Cerrito Marital Status by Race

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El Cerrito Marital Status

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873

Number of Veterans

809

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam293
Korea148
First Gulf War115
Second Gulf War112
World War II38

El Cerrito Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+333
65 to 74263
35 to 54136
55 to 6472
18 to 3469

El Cerrito Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6906.14%
Hispanic1065.85%
Black1018.44%
Asian430.65%
2 or More202.04%
Other132.50%
Indian63.37%

El Cerrito Veterans by Race

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

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8.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

El Cerrito Employment by Age

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El Cerrito Employment by Race

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El Cerrito Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.09%

Born in California

68.66%

Native Born

31.34%

Foreign Born

12.27%

Non Citizen

19.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.66% of El Cerrito residents were born in the United States, with 44.09% having been born in California. 12.27% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,310-99-0.39%
202025,409-99-0.39%
201925,508-99-0.39%
201825,6071390.55%
201725,468100.04%
201625,4585562.23%
201524,9023511.43%
201424,5512280.94%
201324,3232491.03%
201224,0742290.96%
201123,8452010.85%
201023,6444730.20%
200023,1713020.13%
199022,8691380.06%
198022,731-2,459-1.02%
197025,190-247-0.10%
196025,4377,4263.51%
195018,01111,87411.37%
19406,1372,2674.72%
19303,8702,3659.90%
19201,5050.00%

El Cerrito Population by Year