|El Cerrito, California|
Location in Contra Costa County and the state of California
|- Senate||Tom Torlakson (D)|
|- Assembly||Loni Hancock (D)|
|- U. S. Congress||Ellen Tauscher (D)|
|- Total||3. Contra Costa County ( Spanish for "opposite coast" is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The US state of California is divided into fifty-eight counties. Contra Costa County ( Spanish for "opposite coast" is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. Thomas A "Tom" Torlakson (born July 19 1949) is a Democratic politician from Antioch California. The California Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California. The California State Assembly is the Lower house of the California State Legislature. Loni Hancock (born 1941 is currently serving in her third term as the representative of California State Assembly District 14 California's 10th congressional district is located in the East Bay region of Northern California. Ellen O'Kane Tauscher (born November 15 1951) is an American politician Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 6 sq mi (9. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 4 km²)|
|- Land||3. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 sq mi (9. 4 km²)|
|- Water||0 sq mi (0 km²)|
|- Density||6,436. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/sq mi (2,465/km²)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|- Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours Daylight saving time ( DST The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area code 510 is a California Telephone Area code which covers most eastern Bay Area cities in Alameda County (except A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Contra Costa County ( Spanish for "opposite coast" is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 23,171 at the 2000 census. El Cerrito was founded by refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They settled in what was then Don Victór Castro's Rancho San Pablo. Don Víctor Ramón Castro (1820–1860s was a landowner of Rancho San Pablo, Alta California, México which later became part of Contra Costa County Rancho San Pablo is one of the historic ranchos created by land grants in former Mexican California  The settlers called their refugee camp Rust, which later became a village.  In 1917 it was eventually incorporated and named after founder Wilhelm F. Rust, a German immigrant, with 1,500 residents. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.  The village's residents did not care for the name and later changed it to El Cerrito. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 7 square miles (9. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
El Cerrito is bordered by Albany and Kensington to the south, Richmond to the west, East Richmond Heights to the north, and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the east. 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 Richmond (ˈɹɪtʃmənd is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. East Richmond Heights is an unincorporated community (or Census-designated place) in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. Wildcat Canyon Regional Park is a 2428 acre East Bay Regional Parks District park located in Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area of In addition, El Cerrito is within 150 meters (500 ft) of Berkeley to the southeast. 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: El Cerrito del Norte and El Cerrito Plaza. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway El Cerrito del Norte, often shortened to simply del Norte BART, is one of two BART stations in El Cerrito California, just east of the Cutting El Cerrito Plaza is one of two elevated BART stations located in El Cerrito California.
El Cerrito Plaza is the largest shopping center in the city; containing grocery stores, several restaurants, a chain bookstore, chain pet store, chain housewares store, and pharmacy in addition to many shops and boutiques. El Cerrito Plaza is a shopping center in El Cerrito California, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. The shopping center is surrounded by other commercial and shopping businesses along San Pablo Avenue and Fairmount Avenue respectively, including fast food and an ACE Hardware store. The Cerrito Theater, which for years was a furniture store, has been restored into a hybrid restaurant/movie theatre rechristened the speakeasy. The vintage restored Cerrito Theater signs remain; this theatre has become a big hit in the Bay Area and has been featured in many local newspapers to rave reviews.
El Cerrito has an array of recreational parks. Most notable is Huber Park located on Terrace Drive. Cerrito Vista Park, located on Moeser Lane and Pomona Avenue, is home to the El Cerrito High School Baseball team. Residents can also enjoy the 80-acre tree-line Hillside Park open space.
The name El Cerrito is the Spanish diminutive for hill which may mean "the little hill" or "hillie". It refers to Albany Hill, which is located just south-west of the city. Albany Hill is a prominent hill along the east shore of San Francisco Bay in the city of Albany California.
As of the census of 2000, there were 23,171 people, 10,208 households, and 5,971 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 6,356. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (2,451. 1/km²). There were 10,462 housing units at an average density of 2,870. 1/sq mi (1,106. 7/km²). 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.
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. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 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.
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. Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame which is generally expressed in monetary terms Males had a median income of $50,316 versus $40,866 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,593. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 5% of families and 6. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 9% of those under age 18 and 3. 9% of those age 65 or over.
At home the percentages of the languages residents speak are English 70. 47%, Spanish 6. 26%, Chinese 5. 96%, Japanese 2. 70%, Mandarin 1. 80%, Cantonese 1. 57%, Persian 1. 43%, Tagalog 1. 30%, Korean 1. 08%, French 0. 90%, German 0. 83%, Formosan 0. 73%, Italian 0. 66%, Vietnamese 0. 57%, Urdu 0. 50%, and 3. 23% of people spoke some other language which represented less than 0. 50% of the population. 
Creedence Clearwater Revival, including John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty, grew up in El Cerrito and played their last concert at El Cerrito High School. Creedence Clearwater Revival (often abbreviated CCR) was an American Rock and roll band who gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American rock singer Songwriter, and Guitarist, best known for his Tom Fogerty ( November 9, 1941, in Berkeley California – September 6, 1990, in Scottsdale Arizona) was a musician El Cerrito High School is a public school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The Bay Area tenure of Metallica started out in El Cerrito. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. Drew Gooden, who plays forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, also went to El Cerrito High School. Andrew Melvin "Drew" Gooden (born September 24 1981 in Oakland California) is an American professional Basketball player The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. During his tenure, the basketball team went to and lost in the state basketball final.