El Cerrito, CA has a population of 24,646 and is the 1,767th largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,740 per sq mi which is 2800% higher than the California average and 7339% higher than the national average. The median age in El Cerrito is 44 which is approximately 21% higher than the California average of 36. In El Cerrito, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 65% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 46% of El Cerrito residents were born in California, 25% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 27% were foreign born.