El Centro, CA

43,699 Population
11.1 square miles 3,942.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
3,942.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.1%
was 54.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
34.0%
was 33.6%
 
Percent Under 18
28.7%
was 29.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
12.4%
was 11.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
11.7
was 22.4
Ranked 54th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
24.8%
was 25.2%
 
Median Household Income
$41,849
was $40,517
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
48.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.3
was 2.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
372.4
was 333.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,056.8
was 4,714.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
14,246
was 14,255
 
Median Rent
$748
was $744
 
Total Building Permits
5
was 74
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,352
was 12,441
 
Homeownership Rate
49.8%
was 49.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
5
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,271.7
was 1,271.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.4%
was 22.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 72
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.5
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.4
was 5.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 1.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.6%
was 90.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.2%
was 98.4%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
68.5%
was 69.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.0%
was 18.8%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
95.5%
was 94.5%
 
Debt Service Ratio
3.9%
was 4.2%
 
Revenue
 
$186,089,484
$187,880,025
 
Expenditure
 
$180,960,544
$188,171,081
 
Revenue per Capita
$4,301
was $4,381
 
Expenditure per Capita
$4,182
was $4,387
 

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