Imperial, California

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Population in 2019: 18,120 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +139.7%
Males: 8,574  (47.3%)
Females: 9,546  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

27.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 92251.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $87,183 (it was $49,451 in 2000)
Imperial:

$87,183
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,611 (it was $16,538 in 2000)

Imperial city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $281,313 (it was $100,500 in 2000)
Imperial:

$281,313
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $223,801; detached houses: $241,520; townhouses or other attached units: $273,627; in 2-unit structures: $138,113; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,976; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,319; mobile homes: $68,808; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,084

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,360.

March 2019 cost of living index in Imperial: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.7% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Imperial, CA (2019)
    • 13,83178.8%Hispanic
    • 2,93916.7%White alone
    • 4092.3%Asian alone
    • 2971.7%Black alone
    • 630.4%American Indian alone
    • 650.4%Two or more races
    • 350.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Imperial, California as of August 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Imperial is 987 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Imperial by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(20.4)
1
(8.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(30.6)
2
(16.0)
1
(7.3)
5
(34.3)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
1
(6.3)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
2
(11.3)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(30.6)
2
(16.0)
6
(43.9)
6
(41.2)
3
(20.4)
8
(53.6)
5
(33.1)
6
(37.6)
4
(24.2)
4
(23.1)
6
(34.1)
8
(45.4)
6
(33.4)
4
(22.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(285.9)
29
(231.9)
30
(219.5)
12
(82.4)
21
(142.6)
22
(147.3)
17
(112.4)
18
(112.9)
6
(36.3)
2
(11.5)
7
(39.8)
14
(79.4)
18
(100.1)
10
(55.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
153
(1,562)
144
(1,151)
102
(746.2)
50
(343.3)
44
(298.8)
48
(321.5)
50
(330.6)
53
(332.4)
27
(163.3)
47
(271.1)
60
(341.3)
36
(204.2)
38
(211.4)
36
(199.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(357.4)
35
(279.9)
26
(190.2)
19
(130.4)
19
(129.0)
18
(120.6)
6
(39.7)
15
(94.1)
13
(78.6)
5
(28.8)
6
(34.1)
11
(62.4)
21
(116.8)
10
(55.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(30.6)
1
(8.0)
1
(7.3)
1
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index142.799.177.348.540.443.534.838.122.023.227.742.542.122.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Imperial, CA

Crime rate in Imperial detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
California average:

2.01
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Ancestries: American (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -60 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 4,631 people per square mile   (average).

Imperial, California map

3,536 residents are foreign born (18.4% Latin America).

This city:

20.2%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,568 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,562 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (56.6 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (91.6 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities:

El Centro, CA (2.0 miles ),
Anza, CA (2.3 miles ),
Seeley, CA (2.8 miles ),
Heber, CA (2.8 miles ),
Brawley, CA (3.1 miles ),
Holtville, CA (3.4 miles ),
Calexico, CA (3.5 miles ),
Westmorland, CA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 32.84 N, Longitude: 115.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,719 (-15.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 945 (13.6%)

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Imperial, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Imperial, CA in 2019
Imperial satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

16.4%
California:

7.9%
Historical population in Imperial, CA
Historical housing units in Imperial, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +3,272 (+76.3%).
Most common industries in Imperial, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (19.8%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (24.5%)
  • Utilities (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.6%)
  • Public administration (13.9%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Imperial, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Registered nurses (7.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Imperial, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Imperial, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 187. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

187
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.325. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.325
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.29. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.606. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.606
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 48.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

48.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0112. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0112
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Imperial-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 5382% 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 108.0 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 27.2 miles away from Imperial center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from Imperial 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 4.3 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 125.9 miles away from Imperial center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 246.9 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Imperial topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Imperial:

  • WILDFLOWER (585 SNAPDRAGON)
  • IMPERIAL MANOR (100 EAST 2ND STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Imperial:

  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • OLSTEN KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • PCP HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • HOSPICE OF IMPERIAL VALLEY (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • HELPING HANDS-HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)
  • EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; EL CENTRO, CA)

Airports located in Imperial:

  • Imperial County Airport (IPL) (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 1,650, Air Taxi Ops: 465, Itinerant Ops: 3,600, Local Ops: 6,500, Military Ops: 2,389)

College/University in Imperial:

  • Imperial Valley College (Full-time enrollment: 5,313; Location: 380 E. Aten Road; Public; Website: www.imperial.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Imperial:

  • Arizona Western College (about 64 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • College of the Desert (about 78 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 80 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Grossmont College (about 84 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • Southwestern College (about 85 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 10,761)
  • San Diego State University (about 88 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 27,516)
  • Alliant International University (about 89 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 3,155)

Public high schools in Imperial:

Private high school in Imperial:

  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 2353 LA BRUCHERIE RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Imperial:

Private elementary/middle school in Imperial:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 320 S J ST, Grades: KG-7)
See full list of schools located in Imperial

Library in Imperial:

  • IMPERIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $174,733; Location: 200 W. NINTH ST.; 32,713 books; 644 audio materials; 720 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Imperial: Motor Vu Twin Drive-In (A), Imperial Valley Pioneer Museum (B), Imperial Public Library (C), Imperial City Hall (D), Desert Air Ambulance (E), Imperial County Fire Department Station 1 - Imperial City Fire Station 4 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Imperial: Imperial Chamber of Commerce (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Imperial include: City Park (1), Emerson Park (2), Evans Park (3), Irving Park (4), California Mid-Winter Fairgrounds (5). 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Imperial and their reported violations in the past:

CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON (Population served: 4,800, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2012. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif issued (FEB-25-2010)
CENTINELA STATE PRISON (Population served: 3,721, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from NOV-13-2012 to JUN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from NOV-13-2012 to JUN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from NOV-13-2012 to JUN-25-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-19-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from NOV-13-2012 to JUN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2010)
  • 4 other older health violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
29 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Imperial:

Marital status in Imperial, CA
  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Imperial:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Imperial
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Imperial, 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
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Imperial County:

6.9%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
State:

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

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Imperial:

48.9%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Imperial:

28.5
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Imperial:

19.5%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.4%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Imperial:

82.6%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Imperial, CA Residents

Imperial government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $3,021,000 ($166.72)
    Regular Highways: $867,000 ($47.85)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,766,000 ($152.65)
    Police Protection: $2,518,000 ($138.96)
    Water Utilities: $2,318,000 ($127.92)
    Sewerage: $1,854,000 ($102.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,488,000 ($82.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,088,000 ($60.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $833,000 ($45.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $798,000 ($44.04)
    Financial Administration: $406,000 ($22.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $353,000 ($19.48)
    Libraries: $237,000 ($13.08)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $594,000 ($32.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,412,000 ($77.92)
    Sewerage: $558,000 ($30.79)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($2.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $452,000 ($24.94)

Imperial government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,947,000 ($217.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,181,000 ($65.18)
    Other: $1,095,000 ($60.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000 ($10.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $343,000 ($18.93)
    Other: $246,000 ($13.58)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $777,000 ($42.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $537,000 ($29.64)
    General Revenue - Other: $390,000 ($21.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $143,000 ($7.89)
    Rents: $116,000 ($6.40)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($1.16)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,634,000 ($255.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $343,000 ($18.93)
    Other: $124,000 ($6.84)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($0.72)
  • Tax - Property: $3,081,000 ($170.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,614,000 ($144.26)
    Other License: $731,000 ($40.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $238,000 ($13.13)
    Other: $222,000 ($12.25)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $131,000 ($7.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000 ($2.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($1.38)

Imperial government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,030,000 ($1491.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,885,000 ($1373.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,145,000 ($118.38)

Imperial government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,546,000 ($1796.14)

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)
Businesses in Imperial, CA
NameCountNameCount
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Circle K1Toyota1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Nissan1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Imperial:

  • KWST (1430 AM; 1 kW; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: KXO, INC.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KICO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: HANSON BROADCASTING CO. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KROP (1300 AM; 1 kW; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, 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)
  • 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.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Imperial:

  • KMXX (99.3 FM; IMPERIAL, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGBA (100.1 FM; HOLTVILLE, CA; Owner: THE VOICE OF INTERNATONAL CHRISTIAN EVANGELISM, INC.)
  • KUBO (88.7 FM; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KXO-FM (107.5 FM; EL CENTRO, CA; Owner: KXO, INC.)
  • KSIQ (96.1 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KQVO (97.7 FM; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: HANSON BROADCASTING CO. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSSB (100.9 FM; CALIPATRIA, CA; Owner: PHILLIP J. PLANK)

TV broadcast stations around Imperial:

  • K56GC (Channel 56; EL CENTRO-HOLTVILLE, CA; Owner: INSPIRATION TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K36FO (Channel 36; CALEXICO, CA; Owner: BROADCAST GROUP, LTD.)
Imperial fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Imperial fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.6mTotal length
  • $1,392,000Total costs
  • 8,671Total average daily traffic
  • 160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,727Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Imperial)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Imperial, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Imperial)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Imperial)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$149,8505$113,5547$181,8142$93,355
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$151,2851$79,9504$167,4580$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$163,4771$85,1503$242,0170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$180,2151$158,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$229,285
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01

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

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 53. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 104 took place in 2005, and the least - 20 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Imperial, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.6%), and Structure Fires (21.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Imperial, CA
    • 41255.6%Outside Fires
    • 16121.7%Structure Fires
    • 12116.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 476.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Imperial, CA
Most common first names in Imperial, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2774.2 years
James2571.8 years
John2372.9 years
Maria1974.9 years
Robert1973.6 years
Mary1874.6 years
George1276.3 years
Charles1272.7 years
Jose1163.0 years
Frances1079.3 years
Most common last names in Imperial, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1276.8 years
Nelson1074.6 years
Gonzalez1077.6 years
Smith1076.8 years
Cox1077.2 years
Wilson981.2 years
Williams971.4 years
Estrada971.1 years
Jones875.8 years
Lopez866.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Imperial, CA
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Imperial, CA
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 9.9%No fuel used
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Solar energy


Imperial compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Imperial on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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