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 13,378 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Sobrante: Sobrante.

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El Sobrante, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,378
Daytime Population: Workers 2,240
Daytime Population: Residents 6,742
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,982
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 13,302
Population in Familes 10,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 4,839
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $77,844
Average Household Income $101,103
Per Capita Income $37,584


Total Housing Units 5,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,136 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,845 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $418,885
Average Home Value $470,297


Total Households 4,981
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,436
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.79%
Households 0.63% 0.71%
Families 0.93% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2017 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 # 429 72nd
Population Density # 256 83rd
Diversity Index # 236 85th
Median Household Income # 379 75th
Per Capita Income # 426 72nd

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