El Centro, CA 92243 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 92243: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
El Centro, CA 92243

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,628
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,619
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,512
  • County: Imperial County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.785, Longitude -115.571
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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El Centro, CA 92243 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 51,719
Population in Households 50,750
Population in Familes 45,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 969
Population Density1 449
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 15,495
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 12,130
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 17,469 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,705 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,790 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,974 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $170,965
Average Home Value $216,473


Median Household Income $42,497
Average Household Income $61,554
Per Capita Income $19,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.69%
Households 0.44% 0.58%
Families 0.43% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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 Centro, CA 92243 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 92243 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 198 89th
Population Density1 # 967 45th
Diversity Index2 # 677 61st
Median Household Income # 1337 24th
Per Capita Income # 1404 20th

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