El Cerrito, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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El Cerrito, California - Basic Facts

The El Cerrito Census Designated Place had a population of 5,452 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for El Cerrito is located at latitude 33.8406 and longitude -117.5228 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the El Cerrito Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 876 feet.

The El Cerrito Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408053) 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 Cerrito Census Designated Place is located within Elsinore Valley CCD of Riverside County.

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El Cerrito, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,452
Population in Households 5,443
Population in Familes 4,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,136
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $80,022
Average Household Income $94,565
Per Capita Income $25,807


Total Housing Units 1,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,157 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $498,611
Average Home Value $543,518


Total Households 1,484
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 1,274
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.81% 1.04%
Households 0.83% 0.99%
Families 0.86% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

El Cerrito, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cerrito to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 632 58th
Population Density # 584 62nd
Diversity Index # 433 71st
Median Household Income # 399 74th
Per Capita Income # 965 36th

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