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El Centro
Imperial County, California


"Where the Sun spends the Winter"

Page Contents for El Centro, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of El Centro is approximately 37,827 (1998), 42598 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,180 (1990), 13108 (2010).
The amount of land area in El Centro is 16.184 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.104 sq kilometers.
The distance from El Centro to Washington DC is 2287 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 523 miles. (as the crow flies)
El Centro is positioned 32.78 degrees north of the equator and 115.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
El Centro elevation is -50 feet above sea level.
El Centro per capita income is $ 14,302.
The El Centro median home price is $ 125,000 .
El Centro average annual rainfall is 3 inches per year
El Centro average temperature is (winter) 57, (summer) 107 degrees F.


On Interstate 8 between Calexico and Brawley near the Mexican border. It is 10 miles north of Mexicali on the other side of the border and 60 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. Here is a map page for El Centro.
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warm and dry. The number of days with sunshine are among the most in the country.
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History & History Related Items

Here is history page for El Centro.
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The settling of El Centro


The incorporation of El Centro

April 6, 1908


El Centro is the winter home for the famous Navy Blue Angels
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Economy & Industry

The mainstays of the economy are the government and the wholesale/retail trade.
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El Centro City Government

The City of El Centro
1275 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone 760-337-4540

El Centro is the County Seat for Imperial County. It has a council/manager form of government.

It is also the county seat for Imperial County, and lies 50 feet below sea level.

El Centro Chamber

El Centro Chamber of Commerce
1095 S 4th Street
PO Box 3006
El Centro CA 92243
Phone: 760-352-3681
Fax: 760-352-3426

El Centro Organizations

El Centro Chamber of Commerce
1095 S 4th Street
PO Box 3006
El Centro CA 92243
Phone: 760-352-3681
Fax: 760-352-3426

El Centro Libraries

El Centro Public Library
539 State Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: 760-337-4565

El Centro Schools

McCabe Union Elementary School District
Provides k - 8 education to children outside the city limits.

El Centro Elementary School District

The Central Union High School District
Number of Schools: two four-year comprehensive high schools and one alternative education school

County Superintendent Of Schools
1398 Sperber Rd
El Centro, CA 92243-9621
Phone: 760-339-6464


Imperial Valley College - Imperial Valley College El Centro


The population of El Centro was:
1910 - 1,610
1920 - 5,646
1945 - 11,000
1980 - 23,996
1990 - 31,384
1994 - 36,800 (estimate)
1998 - 37,827 (estimate)

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