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
  • County: Contra Costa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.921, Longitude -122.302
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 856
  • PO Box Addresses: 845
  • Residential Addresses: 10,685
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,071
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,614

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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El Cerrito, CA 94530 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,099
Daytime Population: Workers 7,109
Daytime Population: Residents 12,367
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,476
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 25,003
Population in Familes 18,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 6,727
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $87,214
Average Household Income $117,308
Per Capita Income $50,305


Total Housing Units 11,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,321 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,407 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 511 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $632,187
Average Home Value $657,159


Total Households 10,728
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 6,489
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 0.74% 0.79%
Households 0.59% 0.7%
Families 0.58% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

El Cerrito, CA 94530 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 94530 to the other 1,761 ZIP Codes 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 # 724 59th
Population Density # 332 81st
Diversity Index # 740 58th
Median Household Income # 352 80th
Per Capita Income # 270 85th

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