El Cerrito, Riverside County, California

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El Cerrito
census-designated place
Location in Riverside County and the state of California
Location in Riverside County and the state of California
Coordinates: 33°50′26″N 117°31′18″W / 33.84056°N 117.52167°W / 33.84056; -117.52167Coordinates: 33°50′26″N 117°31′18″W / 33.84056°N 117.52167°W / 33.84056; -117.52167
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
Area[1]
 • Total 2.778 sq mi (7.194 km2)
 • Land 2.553 sq mi (6.612 km2)
 • Water 0.225 sq mi (0.582 km2)  8.09%
Elevation[2] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,100
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92881
Area code(s) 951
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: El Cerrito, Riverside County, California

El Cerrito is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. It is an unincorporated area mostly surrounded by the city of Corona. The population was 5,100 at the 2010 census, up from 4,590 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

El Cerrito is located at 33°50′03″N 117°31′32″W / 33.834166°N 117.525527°W / 33.834166; -117.525527,[3] southeast of downtown Corona and about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the city of Riverside.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (8.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that El Cerrito had a population of 5,100. The population density was 1,836.1 people per square mile (708.9/km²). The racial makeup of El Cerrito was 3,542 (69.5%) White, 91 (1.8%) African American, 54 (1.1%) Native American, 95 (1.9%) Asian, 11 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 1,122 (22.0%) from other races, and 185 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,657 persons (52.1%).

The Census reported that 5,088 people (99.8% of the population) lived in households, 12 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,386 households, out of which 648 (46.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 937 (67.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 153 (11.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 97 (7.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 71 (5.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 13 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 126 households (9.1%) were made up of individuals and 50 (3.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.67. There were 1,187 families (85.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.82.

The population was spread out with 1,380 people (27.1%) under the age of 18, 548 people (10.7%) aged 18 to 24, 1,274 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 1,387 people (27.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 511 people (10.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.7 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 521.7 per square mile (201.4/km²), of which 1,099 (79.3%) were owner-occupied, and 287 (20.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.0%. 3,991 people (78.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,097 people (21.5%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,590 people, 1,292 households, and 1,122 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,545.6 people per square mile (596.7/km²). There were 1,331 housing units at an average density of 448.2 per square mile (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.0% White, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 19.8% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. 37.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,292 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 9.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.6 and the average family size was 3.7.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,190, and the median income for a family was $62,981. Males had a median income of $42,552 versus $36,886 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,466. About 5.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature El Cerrito is located in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican Bill Emmerson, and in the 66th Assembly District, represented by Republican Kevin Jeffries. Federally, El Cerrito is located in California's 44th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +6[6] and is represented by Republican Ken Calvert.

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