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-Pleasant winters
-Cultural diversity
-Low crime rate


-Summer heat
-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About El Centro Metro Area

El Centro is a dry, dusty, agricultural center in the vast Imperial Valley, which is irrigated by the Colorado River. Although the name in Spanish translates to “the center,” El Centro isn’t in the center of very much except for several hundred square miles of flat irrigated agricultural land and surrounding desert. The city is 115 miles east of San Diego and only 12 miles north of the Mexican border.

Employment is dominated by agriculture, agricultural transportation, and some government jobs; farm workers make up a sizeable portion of the population. Combined educational attainment is among the lowest in the country. There have been mostly unsuccessful attempts to establish retirement communities in the area, but the valley is physically unattractive, has extreme unemployment, and little to do for retirees or those in the workforce.

The southerly latitude and negative elevation give important clues as to the climate of El Centro – hot. In fact, temperatures over 90 degrees are experienced during over half the days each year. Warm air is trapped and compressed in this mountain-surrounded valley, and the results can be made more uncomfortable by irrigation-sourced humidity. Winter weather, on the other hand, is pleasant, with moderately warm 70 and 80 degree days and desert-cool evenings.


  • Profile: Small agricultural city
  • Time zone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Elevation: –45
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  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Salton Sea Beach
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Quick Facts About Salton Sea Beach

    The unemployment rate in Salton Sea Beach is 21.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salton Sea Beach jobs have Increased by 2.11 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Salton Sea Beach's cost of living is 12.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Salton Sea Beach's population is 551 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 473.96 percent.
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Salton Sea Beach is $61,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 13.50 percent.
    Salton Sea Beach public schools spend $11,216 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in Salton Sea Beach.

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