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El Centro Land Information
El Centro has a total area of 11.1 square miles. 24.8 km (9.6 mi) of it is land and 0.1 km (0.04 mi) of it is water.

El Centro is located at 32°47 17 N, 115°33 29 W (32.788139, -115.557966).

Sea Level: 52 feet below

Imperial County Land Information
Unincorporated: 36,166
Land Area: 4,174.7 square miles
Water Area: 307.0 square miles

The city of El Centro offers great opportunities for home ownership. There is an abundance of high-quality home in a wide range of prices. There are approx. 56,731 housing units in the city.

Median Home Value 2015
El Centro: $240,000 (

Income 2014
Imperial County Household Median Income: $39,039

Population 2014
El Centro: 44,311
Imperial County: 180,672

Neighboring Cities
Brawley: 25,897
Calexico: 40,564
Calipatria: 7,517
Holtville: 6,154
Imperial: 16,708
Westmorland: 2,301
Race (Imperial County) 2014
White/Non-Hispanic: 12.8%
African American: 3.0%
Indian American: 0.9%
Hispanic: 81.0%
Asian/PI: 1.5%
Other/2 Or more Races: 0.9%

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The climate of Imperial Valley is definitely a desert product warm and dry! El Centro has a desert climate and is the southernmost desert city below sea level in the continental United States. El Centro has over 350 days of sunshine and under three inches (76 mm) of rain annually. Winter temperatures are in the mid 70s to mid 80s with overnight lows in the low 50s to mid 40s. During summer days, the dry, desert heat can push temperatures well into the 100s, while the nights stay in the low 80s to mid 70s.

Home heating may be necessary from late October until mid-April, but one can enjoy the outdoors from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter, a period of relatively mild temperature and abundant sunshine. Overnight frosts are to be expected occasionally. During the months of December and January, this desert area averages more than eight hours of sunshine a day. The mild, sunny and dry winter temperatures attract thousands of winter visitors and tourists from around the world each year. With air-conditioned homes and businesses, people find living in El Centro is pleasant year-round.

Garbage Collection

CR&R, Incorporated
559 E. Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-5656

Allied Waste/Valley
Environmental Services
3354 Dogwood Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-0004


Cable Television Service

Time Warner Cable
313 N. 8th St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 335-4800


Imperial Irrigation District
1285 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 335-3640/(800)-303-7756


Southern California Gas Company
1111 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(800) 427-2200/(760) 352-6100


AT & T
(800) 288-2020

Time Warner Cable Phone Service
(760) 312-9583

Water and Trash Collection

City of El Centro Water Department
1275 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-4510

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