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El Centro
  • Town in California

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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El Centro is a town in California with a population of 44,003. El Centro is in Imperial County. Living in El Centro offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In El Centro there are a lot of parks. Many families live in El Centro and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in El Centro are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$803
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    203.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    92.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    514.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,943.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    national  12%

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