El Cerrito 69 Average
El Cerrito Livability #378 ranked city in California#13,572 ranked city in the USARanks better than 53% of areas
A+ El Cerrito Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F El Cerrito Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% higher than California
El Cerrito
17777% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
El Cerrito cost of living
F El Cerrito Crime Total crime is 103% higher than California
Total crime
5,615126% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18126% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
El Cerrito crime
B+ El Cerrito Employment Household income is 45% higher than California
Median household income
$92,67068% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$47,37359% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%9% lower than the US average
El Cerrito employment
C+ El Cerrito Housing Home value is 56% higher than California
Median home value
$636,600245% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,56765% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
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D+ El Cerrito Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than California
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
45%8% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:122% higher than the US average
El Cerrito K-12 schools
A+ El Cerrito User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in El Cerrito
Overall user rating
91% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
85% 3 total surveys
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      Living in El Cerrito, CA

      El Cerrito is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 24,646 people. El Cerrito has a population density of 6,740 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (55%) and Asian (27%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of El Cerrito. 80% of the people in El Cerrito (over the age of 15) are married and 60% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in El Cerrito could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around El Cerrito, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, education, employment, housing and more.

      El Cerrito has a livability score of 68 out of 100 and is ranked #495 in California and #13,940 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that El Cerrito ranks very well for amenities (A+), weather (B+) and employment (B+). Unfortunately for El Cerrito, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F) and cost of living (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., El Cerrito has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Assuming that El Cerrito meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in El Cerrito. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in El Cerrito are simply unattainable. The median home price for El Cerrito homes is $636,600, which is 55.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in El Cerrito, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 7.8% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in El Cerrito are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for El Cerrito homes comes in at 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 12%.

      El Cerrito transportation information

      StatisticEl CerritoCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work50.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit24.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home9.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The El Cerrito, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).