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El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was originally named Rust after settler Wilhelm F. Rust; later changed to current name, which means "little hill" in Spanish.
The latitude of El Cerrito is 37.915N. The longitude is -122.31W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,339.
Sections below provide additional information and links about El Cerrito demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94804 ZIP code.
10% of El Cerrito residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Cerrito ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Cerrito was $32,593, compared with $21,587 nationally.
56% of El Cerrito residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in El Cerrito, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $844. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,625.
Libraries in El Cerrito include El Cerrito Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Cerrito political report.
The average commute time for El Cerrito workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Cerrito between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in El Cerrito include Super 8.
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