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El Centro is a city in and county seat of Imperial County, the largest city in the Imperial Valley, east anchor of the Southern California Border Region, and the core urban area and principal city of the El Centro metropolitan area which encompasses all of Imperial County. El Centro is also the largest American city to lie entirely below sea level (−42 feet or −13 meters). The city, located in the far southeastern corner of California, is near the major Southern California city of San Diego and the Mexican city of Mexicali. Founded in 1906, W. F. Holt and C.A. Barker purchased the land on which El Centro was eventually built for about $40 an acre and invested $100,000 in improvements. As one historian of valley life put it, "in only five months El Centro went from a barley field to a city...". It is home to retail, transportation, wholesale, and agricultural industries. There are also two international border crossings nearby for commercial and noncommercial vehicles. The city's population was 42,598 at the 2010 census, up from 37,835 in 2000.

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El Centro in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. After your splendid visit to El Centro, you can proceed to an important near-by city of San Diego. San Diego is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Also, to reach El Centro, you'll have to take a flight to San Diego; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for El Centro*

  • Pollution Statistics in El Centro

    Know the pollution level of El Centro before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 94.12 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 65 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 78.13 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 86.67 (Very High)
  • El Centro: Crime and Safety

    How safe is El Centro for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in El Centro.

    • Burglary and Theft 82.14 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.43 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 85.71 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 60.71 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.57 (High)
  • Living in El Centro - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of El Centro is 65.49 (Low)

    • Safety Index 35.27 (Low)
    • Climate Index 50.94 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 91.61 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 74 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.61 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.32 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.6 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in El Centro

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in El Centro

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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