Ocotillo, California

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Population in 2010: 266. Population change since 2000: -10.1%
Males: 148  (56.0%)
Females: 118  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  57.2 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92259.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,408 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Ocotillo:

$21,408
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $7,747 (it was $14,849 in 2000)

Ocotillo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,769 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Ocotillo:

$76,769
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $165,189; Detached houses: $177,462; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,744; In 2-unit structures: $259,850; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,535; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,812; Mobile homes: $46,981; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,302

Median gross rent in 2013: $760.

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  • Races in Ocotillo, CA (2010)

    Ocotillo races chart
    • 20275.9%White alone
    • 6122.9%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

Races in Ocotillo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ocotillo: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.8%), German (10.4%), Irish (10.1%), United States (4.3%), Dutch (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 8.88 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Ocotillo,CA real estate house value index trend

Ocotillo, California map

For population 25 years and over in Ocotillo:

  • High school or higher: 60.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ocotillo CDP:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 26.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 26.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,555 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $201 (0.3%)

Ocotillo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Cajon, CA (56.2 miles , pop. 94,869).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (66.9 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Jacumba, CA (3.7 miles ), Boulevard, CA (4.1 miles ), Seeley, CA (4.3 miles ), Mountain Empire, CA (4.9 miles ), Imperial, CA (5.1 miles ), El Centro, CA (5.1 miles ), Mount Laguna, CA (5.1 miles) , Heber, CA (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.74 N, Longitude: 116.00 W

Area code: 760

Ocotillo household income distribution Ocotillo home values distribution

Ocotillo tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

21.6%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (54%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (54%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Transportation occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Ocotillo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ocotillo, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ocotillo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 613% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 37.6 miles away from Ocotillo center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from Ocotillo center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 232.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Imperial County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ocotillo topographic map

airports located in Ocotillo:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocotillo:

  • Imperial Valley College (about 30 miles; Imperial, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,313)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 55 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Southwestern College (about 59 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 10,761)
  • Grossmont College (about 60 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • San Diego State University (about 63 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 27,516)
  • Alliant International University (about 65 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 3,155)
  • University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus (about 66 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 5,159)

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Notable locations in Ocotillo: Ocotillo Community Center (A), Ocotillo Branch Imperial County Free Library (B), Imperial County Fire Department Station 6 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Myer Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Imperial County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 30.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

32.01

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.889. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.889
U.S.:

9.351
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 52.3%
(51.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
California average:

15.4

Ocotillo travel time to work - commute Ocotillo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ocotillo CDP (based on Imperial County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,22612
Evangelical Protestant12,70780
Other3,63314
Mainline Protestant1,13712
Black Protestant6695
None107,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 40
Imperial County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Imperial County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Imperial County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ocotillo:

42.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ocotillo:

26.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ocotillo:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.7%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

51.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ocotillo, CA Residents

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.71% ($37,372 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.70% ($27,872)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.40% ($25,974)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($664 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.90% ($41,430 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.66% ($30,814)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.36% ($26,502)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocotillo:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KSDO (1130 AM; 10 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KOGO (600 AM; 5 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocotillo:

  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHTS-FM (93.3 FM; EL CAJON, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K210CL (89.9 FM; LEMON GROVE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KPBS-FM (89.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 28m92ftTotal length
  • 40,260Total average daily traffic
  • 6,125Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ocotillo, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ocotillo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N6IPR, Previous Call Sign: KB6ESK, Grant Date: 10/29/1998, Expiration Date: 10/29/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2010, Registrant: James W Bain, Ocotillo, CA 92259
  • Call Sign: WB6UKD, Grant Date: 02/04/1997, Expiration Date: 02/04/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2009, Registrant: Monty W Sisco, Ocotillo, CA 92259-0002
  • Call Sign: WE6T, Grant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2006, Registrant: Ellyne W Bain, Ocotillo, CA 92259-0004
  • Call Sign: KG6YQI, Licensee ID: L00989093, Grant Date: 02/13/2015, Expiration Date: 03/11/2025, Certifier: Darren A Apedaile, Registrant: Darren A Apedaile, Ocotillo, CA 92259
  • Call Sign: KJ6ASZ, Licensee ID: L01502863, Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Linda K Ewing, Registrant: Linda K Ewing, Ocotillo, CA 92259
  • Call Sign: KJ6ATA, Licensee ID: L01502864, Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Parke M Ewing, Registrant: Parke M Ewing, Ocotillo, CA 92259

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$94,760
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2006 2005

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.01

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Ocotillo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocotillo, CA
Most common first names in Ocotillo, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1071.7 years
James975.8 years
Charles675.1 years
Robert674.7 years
Frank578.4 years
Mary580.2 years
Dorothy473.0 years
Ralph471.0 years
Jack379.0 years
Evelyn369.4 years
Most common last names in Ocotillo, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson470.0 years
Harris380.0 years
Brown370.0 years
Dyson374.7 years
Jones368.0 years
White370.0 years
Smith368.7 years
Arthur270.0 years
Howell272.0 years
Hafemann282.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Ocotillo compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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