El Cerrito demographics profile

StatisticEl CerritoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)6,74023291
Median age43.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%52%55%
Speak English65%56%79%
Speak Spanish8%29%13%
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.

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  • The population density in El Cerrito is 2800% higher than California.
  • The median age in El Cerrito is 21% higher than California.
  • In El Cerrito 54.60% of the population is White.
  • In El Cerrito 6.65% of the population is African American.
  • In El Cerrito 26.95% of the population is Asian.

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El Cerrito population breakdown by race

RaceEl CerritoCaliforniaNational
African American6.65%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.52%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.20%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race7.58%4.62%3.06%
Other race3.51%13.28%4.75%
In El Cerrito, 11.1% 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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El Cerrito age breakdown

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