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El Centro is a city in Imperial County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its central location in the Imperial Valley
The latitude of El Centro is 32.791N. The longitude is -115.562W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is -39 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,985.
Sections below provide additional information and links about El Centro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Imperial County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92243 ZIP code.
4% of El Centro residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Centro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Centro was $13,874, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of El Centro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in El Centro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $454. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,072.
Libraries in El Centro include Community Center Branch Library, El Centro Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in El Centro include Imperial Valley Press
TV stations in El Centro include KECY, KVYE.
Imperial County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Centro political report.
The average commute time for El Centro workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Centro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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