El Centro, California

Population 42,933

El Centro is located in Imperial County, CA. The population is 42,933, making El Centro the largest city in Imperial County.

There are 26 public schools in El Centro with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for El Centro is moderate , and there are 64 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in El Centro is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date El Centro property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near El Centro include Imperial, Heber and Seeley.

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School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 31.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 50.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18%

Crime Rate

17.11% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 214
  • Violent Crimes: 323
  • Robbery: 93
  • Burglary: 515
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

5.44% Lower than national avg.
  • 64 offenders in El Centro
  • 14.91 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

164 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 6
  • Superfunds: 4
  • Tanks & Spills: 153


High 8.7%
  • California unemployment average: 3.4%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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26 Public Schools view public schools

There are 26 K-12 public schools in El Centro, CA and 1 private school. Homefacts rates El Centro's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in El Centro, CA

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43 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of El Centro, CA issued 43 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of El Centro, CA issued 5 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $760
  • 1 Bedroom: $865
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,130
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,575
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,902

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Environmental Hazards

164 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (127/152)
    El Centro, CA has 83.55% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    El Centro, CA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.98 Average
    El Centro, CA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 55.8°
  • February 58.13°
  • March 65.57°
  • April 70.6°
  • May 78.35°
  • June 87.23°
  • July 93.77°
  • August 93.64°
  • September 88.37°
  • October 75.1°
  • November 64.55°
  • December 55.34°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for El Centro, CA

El Centro, CA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
El Centro, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
El Centro, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
El Centro, CA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in El Centro, CA: $41,849


Unemployment in El Centro is 8.7%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.4% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.96%
White Collar - 55.04%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

City Representatives

  • Juan Vargas

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

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2 Cemeteries view all

24 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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