StatisticEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,91625691
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in El Centro is 1430% 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
  • In El Centro 2.33% of the population is Asian

Compare El Centro, CA Demographics


      El Centro population breakdown by race

      RaceEl CentroCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      El Centro age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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