Salton City, California

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Population in 2010: 3,763. Population change since 2000: +284.8%
Males: 1,948  (51.8%)
Females: 1,815  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  31.3 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92275.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,217 (it was $21,563 in 2000)
Salton City:

$32,217
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,814 (it was $14,106 in 2000)

Salton City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,696 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Salton City:

$79,696
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $200,749; Detached houses: $223,716; Mobile homes: $93,231

Median gross rent in 2012: $822.

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Salton City races chart
  • Hispanic - 2,368 (62.9%)
  • White alone - 1,151 (30.6%)
  • Black alone - 78 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 54 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 44 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salton City: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.5%), German (5.0%), French Canadian (3.1%), United States (2.0%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -125 feet

Land area: 21.6 square miles.

Population density: 174 people per square mile   (very low).

Salton City,CA real estate house value index trend

Salton City, California map

For population 25 years and over in Salton City:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salton City CDP:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 7.9%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

624 residents are foreign born

This place:  21.7%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Salton City, California as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Salton City to the number of sex offenders is 376 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,226 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $759 (1.1%)

Salton City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (26.8 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (77.6 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: West Imperial, CA (2.1 miles ), Salton Sea Beach, CA (2.5 miles ), Desert Shores, CA (2.9 miles ), Bombay Beach, CA (3.7 miles ), Oasis, CA (3.8 miles ), Mecca, CA (4.5 miles ), Anza-Borrego Springs, CA (4.8 miles ), Borrego Springs, CA (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 115.96 W

Salton City household income distribution Salton City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

23.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (27%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (40%)
  • Construction laborers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (46%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)

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

Average climate in Salton City, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Salton City-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 649% 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 69.5 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 16.1 miles away from Salton City center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 88.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from Salton City center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 38.3 miles away from the city center
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).
Salton City topographic map

Airports located in Salton City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salton City:

  • College of the Desert (about 39 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 42 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 69 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 69 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Grossmont College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 71 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Alliant International University (about 72 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 3,155)

Public high school in Salton City:

Public elementary/middle school in Salton City:

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Notable location: Salton Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Biloxi Wash (A), Anza Ditch (B), Zenas Wash (C), Verde Wash (D). Display/hide their locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 294. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

294
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 59.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.7%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.2% for other race residents, 67.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Salton City compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Salton City travel time to work - commute Salton City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Salton City CDP (based on Imperial County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.56%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents82.5%3.6%3.4%1.8%1.2%
Congregations16.3%9.6%13.5%3.8%4.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.7%0.7%4.0%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%2.9%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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 Salton City:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salton City:

  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Most common first names in Salton City, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1068.9 years
Mary972.1 years
John874.8 years
George761.9 years
Betty772.8 years
Robert772.0 years
Edward569.0 years
William570.2 years
Fred477.5 years
Dorothy468.0 years
Most common last names in Salton City, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown476.2 years
Jones457.0 years
Gibson371.3 years
Bishop385.7 years
Allen369.7 years
Martin379.7 years
Peters369.7 years
Smith381.7 years
Hawse269.5 years
Dye279.0 years

Businesses in Salton City, CA

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Salton City on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers"
  • #96 (92275) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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