Ocotillo, California

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Population in 2010: 266.
Population change since 2000: -10.1%
Males: 120  (45.2%)
Females: 146  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

51.1 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92259.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,720 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Ocotillo:

$34,720
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,953 (it was $14,849 in 2000)

Ocotillo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,231 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Ocotillo:

$132,231
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $153,612; detached houses: $149,343

Median gross rent in 2017: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ocotillo: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 45.6%
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  • Races in Ocotillo, CA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ocotillo, California as of January 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocotillo is 64 to 1.


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Ancestries: French (6.0%), Irish (6.0%), Scottish (6.0%), German (5.0%).

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, California map

28 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

This place:

9.5%
California:

26.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,849 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $302 (0.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Ocotillo, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ocotillo, CA in 2017
Ocotillo satellite photo by USGS

Ocotillo tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

17.8%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Ocotillo, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (22.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.3%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.4%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.4%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (10.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (26.5%)
  • Construction (26.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.7%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Ocotillo, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.4%)
  • Other financial specialists (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.9%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (10.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9.1%)
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (26.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (26.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (14.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (14.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Ocotillo, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ocotillo, California average temperatures Ocotillo, California average precipitation Ocotillo, California humidity Ocotillo, California wind speed Ocotillo, California snowfall Ocotillo, California sunshine Ocotillo, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.9. This is about average.

City:

84.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.598. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.598
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 45.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 4.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

8.46

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 Ocotillo 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Landslides: 2, 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Ocotillo:

Marital status in Ocotillo, CA
  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 25.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ocotillo:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ocotillo, CA (based on Imperial County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Imperial County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Imperial County:

16.6%
California:

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

3.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($464 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Diego County, CA  0.74% ($43,985 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.73% ($27,962)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.33% ($28,601)


4.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,708 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
California average:

5.21%

0.63% of residents moved to foreign countries ($8,215 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.63%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Diego County, CA  0.92% ($44,971 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.66% ($32,424)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.36% ($35,680)

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)

Ocotillo fatal accident list:

Nov 28, 2014 07:05 PM, I-8 E, Lat: 32.736267, Lon: -115.983867, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 2008 10:08 AM, I-8, Lat: 32.734340, Lon: -115.993100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 2007 08:36 PM, I-8, Lat: 32.732067, Lon: -116.006061, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 4, 2006 03:10 AM, I-8, Lat: 32.732670, Lon: -116.001010, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 1998 04:25 PM, I-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 93.3mTotal length
  • $5,695,000Total costs
  • 94,520Total average daily traffic
  • 15,498Total average daily truck traffic
  • 133,716Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ocotillo, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.736528 Lon: -116.031833, Call Sign: WQYD271,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 451.662 MHz, 452.787 MHz, 456.662 MHz, 457.787 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2016, Expiration Date: 08/23/2026, Certifier: Brad Tweeten, Registrant: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc., 3500 Quadrangle Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817, Phone: (407) 736-2310, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (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:

7
  • 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: 04/27/2019, Expiration Date: 06/30/2029, 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, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2019, Certifier: Parke M Ewing, Registrant: Parke M Ewing, Ocotillo, CA 92259
  • Call Sign: W6PRK, Previous Call Sign: KJ6ATA, Licensee ID: L01502864, Grant Date: 02/14/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2029, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocotillo, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocotillo, CA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Fire incident types in Ocotillo, CA

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ocotillo, CA
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ocotillo, CA
  • 100.0%Wood


Ocotillo compared to California state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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