El Centro, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,287 housing units in El Centro. This represents a 20.7% growth from 10,180 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 12,220 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 67 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in El Centro is about 50.4%. El Centro's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.8%. Average household size is 3.22 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in El Centro were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7%
One Bedroom24.60%
Two Bedrooms25%
Three Bedrooms28.60%
Four Bedrooms13.80%
Five Bedrooms or more1%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.41
Median year structure was built1972
Median Value of occupied units$104,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$105,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.03
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$450

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage15%
Home Equity Loan5.10%
Simple Mortgage60.10%
Debt Free19.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22%