A small city located in California, El Centro has a population of slightly more than 44,000. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in California. In terms of housing, residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their residence. The city boasts a relatively low average rent of $844 per month, which is considerably less than the state average.
El Centro residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, faster than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (32%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many El Centro residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 12% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. El Centro workers take home an average annual income of about $61K, less than those elsewhere in California. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among El Centro residents older than 25, 10% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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