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El Sobrante, California - Basic Facts

The El Sobrante Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Contra Costa County at latitude 37.9801 and longitude -122.3068. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 187 feet.

The formal official name is the El Sobrante Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as El Sobrante, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for El Sobrante indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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El Sobrante, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 12,768
Population in Households 12,692
Population in Familes 10,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 4,617
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 4,788
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,994 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,794 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $318,789
Average Home Value $355,521


Median Household Income $68,804
Average Household Income $85,499
Per Capita Income $31,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.7%
Households 0.14% 0.69%
Families 0.62% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 437 71st
Population Density1 # 262 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 245 84th
Median Household Income # 402 74th
Per Capita Income # 470 69th

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