Salton Sea Beach, California

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Population in 2010: 422. Population change since 2000: +7.7%
Males: 219  (52.0%)
Females: 203  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  50.1 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 92274.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $21,049 (it was $13,664 in 2000)
Salton Sea Beach:

$21,049
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,231 (it was $17,252 in 2000)

Salton Sea Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,295 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Salton Sea Beach:

$70,295
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $100,196; Detached houses: $201,491; Mobile homes: $77,824

Median gross rent in 2016: $879.

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  • Races in Salton Sea Beach, CA (2010)

    Salton Sea Beach races chart
    • 22954.3%Hispanic
    • 17541.5%White alone
    • 61.4%Black alone
    • 51.2%Two or more races
    • 30.7%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Asian alone
    • 20.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salton Sea Beach: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (9.3%), American (5.4%), English (5.4%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -220 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 1,355 people per square mile   (low).

Salton Sea Beach,CA real estate house value index trend

Salton Sea Beach, California map

For population 25 years and over in Salton Sea Beach:

  • High school or higher: 62.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salton Sea Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 31.4%

19 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This place:

3.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $780 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $753 (0.9%)

Salton Sea Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (20.7 miles , pop. 118,932).

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

Nearest cities: Desert Shores, CA (1.6 miles ), Salton City, CA (2.5 miles ), Oasis, CA (2.8 miles ), West Imperial, CA (3.2 miles ), Mecca, CA (3.8 miles ), Bombay Beach, CA (4.1 miles ), Thermal, CA (4.4 miles ), Coachella Valley, CA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.38 N, Longitude: 116.01 W

Salton Sea Beach household income distribution Salton Sea Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

21.6%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 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%)
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (30%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Salton Sea Beach, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Salton Sea Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 656% 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 63.4 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 21.1 miles away from Salton Sea Beach 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 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 204.6 miles away from Salton Sea Beach 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 44.4 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 (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).
Salton Sea Beach topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salton Sea Beach:

  • College of the Desert (about 33 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 48 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 63 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 69 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Palomar College (about 70 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 15,037)
  • Grossmont College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)

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Notable locations in Salton Sea Beach: Salton Sea Beach Marina (A), Salton Sea Beach Volunteer Fire Department (B). 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 291. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

291
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 62.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 68.3%
(37.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  53.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
California average:

15.3

Salton Sea Beach travel time to work - commute Salton Sea Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salton Sea Beach 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 Sea Beach:

50.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.0%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.2%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salton Sea Beach:

7.0
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

48.6%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Salton Sea Beach:

70.9%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salton Sea Beach, 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 Sea Beach:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salton Sea Beach:

  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCRI (89.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KJJZ (102.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: R M BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KUNA-FM (96.7 FM; LA QUINTA, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Salton Sea Beach, .75 Mi W Of Salton Sea Beach (Lat: 33.374083 Lon: -116.024889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQPM791
    Assigned Frequencies: 19380.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/02/2022, Certifier: Stuart GilbertsonRegistrant: Antilles Wireless, LLC Dba Usa Communications, 920 E 56th St Ste B, Kearney, NE 68847, Phone: (308) 698-1448, Email:
  • Salton Sea Beach, Lat: 33.374056 Lon: -116.024889, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQRR798
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/16/2023, Certifier: Jeremy E BalsRegistrant: Antilles Wireless, LLC, 920 E 56th St Ste B, Kearney, NE 68847, Phone: (308) 698-1448, Email:
  • Salton Sea Beach, Lat: 33.374056 Lon: -116.024889, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQRR798
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/16/2023, Certifier: Jeremy E BalsRegistrant: Antilles Wireless, LLC, 920 E 56th St Ste B, Kearney, NE 68847, Phone: (308) 698-1448, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA6PML, Grant Date: 03/10/1998, Expiration Date: 03/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2010, Registrant: Robert H Waltz, 239 El Centro, Salton Sea Beach, CA 92274
  • Call Sign: KD6BIM, Licensee ID: L00375735, Grant Date: 07/09/2001, Expiration Date: 10/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2013, Registrant: David T Willis, 3415 Eddie Ave, Salton Sea Beach, CA 92274
  • Call Sign: KD6SZN, Grant Date: 03/02/1993, Expiration Date: 03/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2005, Registrant: Charlie H Moore, 3425 Judy Ave, Salton Sea Beach, CA 92274

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • No fuel used (6%)

Businesses in Salton Sea Beach, CA

  • Subway: 1

Salton Sea Beach compared to California state average:

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