|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of El Centro is 44,158. El Centro, California is the 902nd largest city in the US.
El Centro is located entirely in Imperial County.
The peak population of El Centro was in 2020, when its population was 44,240. In 2020, El Centro was the 899th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 902nd largest city in the US. El Centro is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2020.
El Centro has grown 15.8% since the 2000. El Centro, California's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
El Centro has a population density of 3,844.2 people per square mile.
|897||Rohnert Park, California||44,411||7.3%|
|898||Cutler Bay, Florida||44,291||46.1%|
|899||North Lauderdale, Florida||44,239||14.6%|
|900||Freeport, New York||44,199||0.9%|
|901||Saratoga Springs, Utah||44,164||3416.2%|
|902||El Centro, California||44,158||15.8%|
|904||Concord, New Hampshire||44,006||8.0%|
|906||Spanish Fork, Utah||43,870||111.5%|
The total voting age population of El Centro, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 24,725. The voting age population is 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.3% of the residents of El Centro are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of El Centro are 47.6% Other, 41.8% White, 4.9% Two or more races, 2.4% Asian, 2.2% Black, 0.8% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 87.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In El Centro, 24.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 32.9%. On a per-household basis, 20.9% of families are below the poverty line in El Centro.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.9% of El Centro residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 69.9% of El Centro residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.8% have a bachelor's degree and 6.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among El Centro residents aged 5 and older, 79.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 77.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in El Centro is 13.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In El Centro, 26.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in El Centro is $47,864.
In El Centro, 50.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.2% of housing units in El Centro.
Of all the housing units in El Centro, 3.1% of them were build before 1940.
In El Centro, 18.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in El Centro is $803.
In El Centro, 81.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.