El Cerrito, California Population 2022

26,444
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El Cerrito is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 26,444, it is the 289th largest city in California and the 1734th largest city in the United States. El Cerrito is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 1.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,962 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, El Cerrito has a population density of 7,231 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Cerrito is $140,298 with a poverty rate of 7.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,031 per month, and the median house value is $858,000. The median age in El Cerrito is 42.7 years, 42.6 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

El Cerrito Demographics

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

  • White: 51.58%
  • Asian: 28.94%
  • Two or more races: 10.39%
  • Black or African American: 5.05%
  • Other race: 2.72%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
The current population of El Cerrito, California is 26,444 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,962.

El Cerrito, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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El Cerrito Population by Race

El Cerrito Population Pyramid 2022

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El Cerrito Median Age

41.8


Total

41.7


Male

42.1


Female

El Cerrito Adults

There are 20,836 adults, (4,861 of whom are seniors) in El Cerrito.

El Cerrito Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

El Cerrito Sex Ratio

Female

13,340

52.77%

Male

11,940

47.23%

El Cerrito Population by Age

El Cerrito Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Cerrito Household Types

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Cerrito Households and Families

2.92

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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El Cerrito Households by Type

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El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 76.33%.

El Cerrito Educational Attainment by Race

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$59,669

Average Earnings

$65,322

Average Male

$54,435

Average Female

El Cerrito Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Cerrito Language by Age

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El Cerrito Language

63.15% of El Cerrito residents speak only English, while 36.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 17.05% of the population.

El Cerrito Language

El Cerrito Poverty by Race

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7.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.33%

Male Poverty Rate

8.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Cerrito

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Cerrito is Asian, with 12.70% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.17%.

El Cerrito Poverty

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El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Education

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El Cerrito Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Cerrito Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

El Cerrito Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 35-44.

El Cerrito Marital Status by Race

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El Cerrito Marital Status

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673

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

El Cerrito Veterans by War

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El Cerrito Veterans by Age

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El Cerrito Veterans by Race

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

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10.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Cerrito Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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44.27%

Born in El Cerrito

68.39%

Native Born

31.61%

Foreign Born

13.45%

Non Citizen

18.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.39% of El Cerrito residents were born in the United States, with 44.27% having been born in California. 13.45% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

El Cerrito Population by Year