El Sobrante, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Sobrante, California - Basic Facts

The El Sobrante Census Designated Place had a population of 13,253 as of July 1, 2016. El Sobrante ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Sobrante is located at latitude 37.9801 and longitude -122.3068 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the El Sobrante Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 187 feet.

The El Sobrante Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408062) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The El Sobrante Census Designated Place is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Sobrante population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Sobrante: Sobrante.

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El Sobrante, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,253
Population in Households 13,179
Population in Familes 10,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 4,794
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 4,916
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 3,397
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,083 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,834 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $379,592
Average Home Value $433,533


Median Household Income $75,288
Average Household Income $96,014
Per Capita Income $35,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 1.02%
Households 0.52% 0.89%
Families 0.9% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

El Sobrante, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Sobrante to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 432 72nd
Population Density1 # 256 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 236 85th
Median Household Income # 379 75th
Per Capita Income # 428 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.