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El Rio, California - Basic Facts

The El Rio Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ventura County at latitude 34.2453 and longitude -119.1568. Ventura County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for El Rio 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 Rio Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Rio: Elrio, Jerusalem, New Jerusalem.

El Rio Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 7,586
Population in Households 7,388
Population in Familes 6,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 3,748
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 1,705
Average Household Size 4.33
Family Households 1,460
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 992 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 713 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $267,982
Average Home Value $289,768


Median Household Income $48,271
Average Household Income $59,990
Per Capita Income $13,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.24% 1.07%
Households 1.08% 1.11%
Families 1.2% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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 Rio, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Rio 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 # 547 64th
Population Density1 # 331 78th
Diversity Index2 # 221 85th
Median Household Income # 911 40th
Per Capita Income # 1365 10th

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