Salton City, California

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Population in 2010: 3,763. Population change since 2000: +284.8%
Males: 2,011  (53.5%)
Females: 1,752  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92275.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,443 (it was $21,563 in 2000)
Salton City:

$30,443
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,497 (it was $14,106 in 2000)

Salton City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,366 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Salton City:

$76,366
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $171,180; Detached houses: $193,264; Mobile homes: $62,895

Median gross rent in 2013: $811.

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  • Races in Salton City, CA (2010)

    Salton City races chart
    • 2,36862.9%Hispanic
    • 1,15130.6%White alone
    • 782.1%Black alone
    • 591.6%Two or more races
    • 541.4%Asian alone
    • 441.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salton City: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.0%), German (4.2%), United States (2.2%), French Canadian (1.9%), English (1.1%).

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: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salton City CDP:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

706 residents are foreign born (19.5% Latin America).

This place:

21.3%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Salton City, California as of December 02, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Salton City to the number of sex offenders is 627 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,079 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $727 (1.0%)

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 September 2015:
Here:

21.6%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Salton City, California

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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 schools in Salton City:

  • WEST SHORES HIGH (Students: 270, Location: 2381 SHORE HAWK AVE., Grades: 7-12)
  • JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA (Location: 2101 S. MARINA DR., STE. 4, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 261. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

261
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 58.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.9%
(27.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.9% for other race residents, 62.9% 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
California average:

15.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salton City 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:
Salton City:

50.3%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salton City:

45.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salton City:

21.6%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salton City:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.4%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

51.0%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salton City, 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 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 47m154ftTotal length
  • 139,300Total average daily traffic
  • 55,720Total average daily truck traffic
  • 223,146Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 161980-1989
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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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Salton City, CA

  • FedEx: 1

Salton City compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Salton City on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (population 500+)"
  • #97 (92275) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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