West Imperial, California

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Population in July 2007: 8,265.
Males: 6,686  (80.9%)
Females: 1,579  (19.1%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
California median age:  33.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,057 (it was $19,865 in 2000)
West Imperial:

$25,057
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,039 (it was $15,208 in 2000)

West Imperial CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,884 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
West Imperial:

$77,884
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $124,069; Detached houses: $152,757; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,746; In 2-unit structures: $137,594; Mobile homes: $107,732; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,850
West Imperial races chart
  • Hispanic - 3,242 (44.2%)
  • White alone - 2,468 (33.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,489 (20.3%)
  • Two or more races - 75 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Imperial: 151.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 979.6 square miles.

Population density: 8.4 people per square mile   (very low).

West Imperial, California map

For population 25 years and over in West Imperial:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Imperial CCD:

  • Never married: 5.5%
  • Now married: 86.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Imperial CCD:  0.9% ($484)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
West Imperial satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (31.0 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (76.2 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Salton City, CA (2.1 miles ), Salton Sea Beach, CA (3.2 miles ), Desert Shores, CA (3.6 miles ), Bombay Beach, CA (3.9 miles ), Oasis, CA (4.3 miles ), Anza-Borrego Springs, CA (4.7 miles ), Westmorland, CA (4.8 miles ), Borrego Springs, CA (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.24 N, Longitude: 115.95 W

West Imperial household income distribution West Imperial home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

23.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Private households (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in West Imperial, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

West Imperial-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 645% 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 73.6 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 14.7 miles away from West Imperial 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 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 39.6 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 34.2 miles away from West Imperial center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 213.0 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Imperial:

  • Imperial Valley College (about 39 miles; Imperial, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,313)
  • College of the Desert (about 43 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 67 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Grossmont College (about 68 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 71 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 3,155)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 71 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)

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Notable locations in West Imperial: Salton Sea Service Station (A), Old Carrizo Stage Station (B), Salton Sea Beach Marina (C), Salton Golf Course (D), Ocotillo Community Center (E), Ocotillo Branch Imperial County Free Library (F), West Shore Ambulance Service (G), Salton Sea Beach Volunteer Fire Department (H), Centinela State Prison Fire Department (I), Imperial County Fire Department Station 6 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Salton Sea (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gravel Wash (A), Grave Wash (B), Gert Wash (C), Fish Creek Wash (D), Coyote Wash (E), Coral Wash (F), Campbell Wash (G), Boulder Creek (H), Biloxi Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Imperial include: Imperial Highway Monument (1), Stage Station Historical Marker (2), Vista De Anza Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sandy Beach (A), Sea View Beach (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 2012 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 37.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.7
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.3%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.3%
4,504 people in state prisons in 2010
4,472 people in state prisons in 2000

West Imperial compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Imperial CCD (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 West Imperial:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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 West Imperial:

  • 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.)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)

West Imperial on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 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 (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 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 (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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