El Centro employment information

IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$18,463$29,906$28,555
Median household income$41,677$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$66,677$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,960$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$27,940$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$20,332$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate10.3%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level24.0%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in El Centro is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in El Centro is 22% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in El Centro is 77% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in El Centro is 54% higher than the national average.

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El Centro median earnings by income bracket

El Centro employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.2%1.4%
Manufacturing sector7.8%9.6%
Financial & insurance services2.6%2.8%
Wholesale & retail services14.2%17.5%
Public administration13.8%11.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.1%1.7%
Education, health & social services12.6%41.6%
Other26.9%19.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Imperial, CA15,782$73,68338%
Brawley, CA25,478$41,71822%
Calexico, CA39,281$35,23334%
Heber, CA4,256$35,15334%
Holtville, CA6,067$29,62845%
El Centro, CA43,268$41,67722%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Haltom City, TX43,259$43,79218%
Belleville, IL43,296$46,55813%
Blacksburg, VA43,204$29,27145%
Jefferson City, MO43,184$47,90110%
Freeport, NY43,168$67,05625%
El Centro, CA43,268$41,67722%
Source: The El Centro, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.