El Cerrito, CA 94530 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 94530: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
El Cerrito, CA 94530

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 835
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,604
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,080
  • County: Contra Costa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.921, Longitude -122.302
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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El Cerrito, CA 94530 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,613
Population in Households 24,520
Population in Familes 18,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 6,566
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 10,467
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,240 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,227 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $617,882
Average Home Value $630,349


Median Household Income $84,862
Average Household Income $111,198
Per Capita Income $47,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.8%
Households 0.28% 0.67%
Families 0.31% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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 Cerrito, CA 94530 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 94530 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 # 724 59th
Population Density1 # 328 81st
Diversity Index2 # 742 58th
Median Household Income # 333 81st
Per Capita Income # 270 85th

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