Salton City, California

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Population in 2010: 3,763.
Population change since 2000: +284.8%
Males: 1,965  (52.2%)
Females: 1,798  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 92275.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,695 (it was $21,563 in 2000)
Salton City:

$34,695
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,528 (it was $14,106 in 2000)

Salton City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,904 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Salton City:

$154,904
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $216,838; detached houses: $256,512; mobile homes: $37,823

Median gross rent in 2019: $956.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salton City: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.3%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Salton City, CA (2019)
    • 4,33969.0%Hispanic
    • 1,61225.6%White alone
    • 1562.5%Black alone
    • 811.3%Two or more races
    • 731.2%Asian alone
    • 240.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Salton City, California as of September 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salton City is 660 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (2.1%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.5%), German (1.5%).

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, California map

1,769 residents are foreign born (27.0% Latin America).

This place:

28.2%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,860 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,406 (1.0%)

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

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

16.4%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Salton City, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (26.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (12.4%)
  • Private households (10.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (49.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (27.2%)
  • Private households (22.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.8%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Salton City, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (21.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (20.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Construction laborers (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (39.6%)
  • Construction laborers (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (45.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Salton City, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salton City, California average temperatures Salton City, California average precipitation Salton City, California humidity Salton City, California wind speed Salton City, California snowfall Salton City, California sunshine Salton City, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 160. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

160
U.S.:

74
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 45.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.8
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Salton City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6177% 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 Salton City center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from Salton City center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from the 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 Salton 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 (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).
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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Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Salton City:

Marital status in Salton City, CA
  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Salton City:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salton City, 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
Imperial County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Imperial County:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.4%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salton City:

49.9%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salton City:

45.8%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Salton City:

21.4%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Salton City:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.5%
State:

31.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.9%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.7%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salton City, CA Residents

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 Salton City, CA

  • FedEx: 1

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)
  • Salton City, California
  • Fatal accident count18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • California average
  • Fatal accident count41690
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents64815
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons13625
  • Fatalities45959
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents108608
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents12429
See more detailed statistics of Salton City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • 326,700Total average daily traffic
  • 128,052Total average daily truck traffic
  • 553,835Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Salton City, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 281980-1989
  • 51990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Salton City, CA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salton City, CA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%No fuel used
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salton City, CA
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 29.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.3%No fuel used
  • 8.4%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel


Salton City 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly 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+)"
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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