El Centro demographics profile

StatisticEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Population43,69938,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,91623291
Median age32.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%46%43%
Speak English20%56%79%
Speak Spanish77%29%13%
El Centro, CA has a population of 43,699 and is the 940th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,916 per sq mi which is 1585% higher than the California average and 4223% higher than the national average. The median age in El Centro is 33 which is approximately 9% lower than the California average of 36. In El Centro, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 20% speak English and 77% speak Spanish. 56% of El Centro residents were born in California, 7% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 34% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in El Centro is 1585% higher than California.
  • The median age in El Centro is 9% lower than California.
  • In El Centro 59.36% of the population is White.
  • In El Centro 2.29% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In El Centro 2.33% of the population is Asian.

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El Centro population breakdown by race

RaceEl CentroCaliforniaNational
White59.36%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American2.29%5.85%12.63%
Asian2.33%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.49%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.22%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.20%4.62%3.06%
Other race29.11%13.28%4.75%
In El Centro, 84.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The El Centro, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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