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Encyclopedia > El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California

El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 23,171 at the 2000 census. Chicago from the air. ... Official website: http://www. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

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Geography

Location of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California

El Cerrito is located at 37°55′3″N, 122°18′18″W (37.917424, -122.305029)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


El Cerrito is bordered by Albany and Kensington to the south, Richmond to the west and north, and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the east. In addition, El Cerrito is within 150 meters (500 ft) of Berkeley to the southeast. The city of Albany highlighted within Alameda County Albany is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Kensington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Contra Costa County, California. ... Nickname: The City of Pride and Purpose Coordinates , Government City Richmond Mayor Irma A. Anderson (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 136. ... Park Map Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, or simply Wildcat Canyon, is a 2,428 East Bay Regional Parks District park mostly in Richmond, California. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ...


El Cerrito is about 5 miles from the University of California Berkeley campus and it has 2 BART rapid transit stations. The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campi) is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... BART (in full, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District) is a rapid transit electric train service that serves parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, and Walnut Creek. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway system, usually in an urban area, with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ...


Places

El Cerrito Plaza is the largest shopping center in the city; containing Trader Joes, Albertson's, several restaurants, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Longs Drugs, Silver Screen movie rental and more. Peet's Coffee & Tea is located across the street from El Cerrito Plaza. The Cerrito Theater, a newly restored movie theater, is scheduled to open in late 2006. Trader Joes is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. ... A typical Albertsons store. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... // Starbucks is the worlds largest multinational chain of coffee shops. ... A typical Bed Bath and Beyond store Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. ... Longs Drugs, NYSE: LDG is a pharmacy chain store located in the west coast United States. ... Peets Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer. ...


The name El Cerrito is Spanish for "the little hill". It refers to Albany Hill, which is located just south-west of the city.


Celebrities

Creedence Clearwater Revival, including John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty, grew up in El Cerrito and played their last concert at El Cerrito High School. The Bay Area tenure of Metallica started out in El Cerrito. Creedence Clearwater Revival, commonly referred to by their initials CCR or simply Creedence, was an American swamp rock band, fronted by John Fogerty. ... John Fogerty in Stockholm Globe Arena 2005. ... Tom Fogerty (November 9, 1941 – September 6, 1990) was a musician who played rhythm guitar in Creedence Clearwater Revival, and was the elder brother of John Fogerty, the lead singer and guitar player in that band. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed on October 15, 1981. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 23,171 people, 10,208 households, and 5,971 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,451.1/km² (6,356.5/mi²). There were 10,462 housing units at an average density of 1,106.7/km² (2,870.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.79% White, 8.54% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 24.38% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, and 5.48% from two or more races. 7.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 10,208 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $57,253, and the median income for a family was $69,397. Males had a median income of $50,316 versus $40,866 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,593. About 3.5% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous residents

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External links

  • City Web Site
  • Community Web Site
  • Real Estate Web Site
  • Friends of Cerrito Theater Web Site
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 37.917424° -122.305029°
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA

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Contra Costa County, California: Information from Answers.com (5456 words)
Contra Costa County (also known as, CCC or Coco County) is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
It is bounded on the south and west by Alameda County, on the northwest San Francisco Bay, on the North by San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bays, and on the east by the San Joaquin River.
Contra Costa County's physical geography is dominated by the bayside aluvial plain, the Oakland-Berkeley Hills, and Mount Diablo, an isolated 3,849-foot (1,173 m) upthrust peak at the north end of the Diablo Range of hills.
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (659 words)
El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.
El Cerrito is bordered by Albany and Kensington to the south, Richmond to the west and north, and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the east.
El Cerrito is about 5 miles from the University of California Berkeley campus and it has 2 BART rapid transit stations.
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