El Centro, California 

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Population

43,932

+5.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

14.1%

Median Income

$41,677

Median Home Price

$205,900

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Small agricultural city - Southern California, near the Mexican border. March, November and April are the most pleasant months in El Centro, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

El Centro, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Pleasant winters
Cultural diversity
Low crime rate
Cons
Summer heat
Low educational attainment
Isolation


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Imperial County
Metro Area: El Centro Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: El Centro
Zip Codes: 92243
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: –45 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in El Centro is 14.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. El Centro jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, El Centro's cost of living is 7.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare El Centro's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Imperial county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.1% to 36.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
El Centro's population is 43,932 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in El Centro is Real Estate: $205,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

SCHOOLS
El Centro public schools spend $7,158 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.8 students per teacher in El Centro. More Education



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Housing Market in El Centro

It's a good time to buy in El Centro. Home Appreciation is up 4.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in El Centro is $205,900.

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